Posted On: Sep 18, 2023

Amazon Step Functions now supports cross-account access for Amazon Web Services services so it’s easier to process data, automate IT and business processes, and build applications across accounts.

Amazon Step Functions makes it easier to coordinate the components of distributed applications so that you can quickly build and run fault-tolerant workflows. Organizations adopt multi-account strategies to help isolate and manage business applications and data. Now, with cross account support you can invoke Amazon Web Services services from other Amazon Web Services accounts as part of your Amazon Step Functions workflow. With cross account access you assume a role using a set of temporary security credentials so each account still maintains full control over their own resources. Cross account support helps to maintain a model of distributed ownership, accelerate development by re-using existing processes and functionality within your organization, and simplify your architecture.

There is no additional fee for cross account access so you only pay for what you use as per existing Amazon Step Functions pricing.

Amazon Step Functions cross account is now available in Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more, visit the Amazon Step Functions Developer Guide.