Posted On: Mar 11, 2019

AD Connector enables you to use identities from your existing self-managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) with compatible Amazon Web Services applications. AD Connector is a proxy that directs AD requests from Amazon Web Services applications to your Microsoft AD, without caching information in the Amazon Web Services cloud services.

You can also use AD Connector to join Amazon EC2 instances to your on-premises AD domain and manage these instances using group policy objects. This makes it easier to deploy AD-aware applications on these Amazon EC2 instances and use your self-managed AD for user and group authorization. If you need actual Microsoft AD in the Amazon Web Services cloud services, managed by us, you should consider Amazon Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory.

Please see all Amazon regions where AD Connector is available. To learn more, see Amazon Directory Service.