Benefits of AWS Directory Services
Simplify your Active Directory (AD) operations
Simplify your AD operations, availability, maintenance, and on-premises workload management.
Streamline your time to market from on-premises to AWS
Streamline time to market by securely migrating directory-aware workloads to AWS.
Provide existing AD users and groups with access to AWS
Provide user experiences with less friction by using your existing Microsoft AD credentials to access AWS resources.
Improve you security posture and resiliency
Improve your security posture and resiliency with advanced active directory monitoring, logging, and networking.
How it works
AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, activates your directory-aware workloads and AWS resources to use managed AD on AWS.
Why use Directory Service?
Directory Service provides multiple directory choices for customers who want to use existing Microsoft AD–aware or Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)–aware applications in the cloud.
Simplify administration with a managed service
Move to a highly available, managed infrastructure that includes patching and software updates and automatic domain controller replacement.
Migrate directory-aware workloads
Make Microsoft AD-aware and non-Microsoft directory-aware workloads available on demand so you can improve your time to market.
Integrate your on-premises credentials
Provide seamless user access to your AWS resources, such as Amazon Connect, Amazon QuickSight, Amazon WorkSpaces, and third-party business applications.
Scale your directory globally
Deploy Microsoft AD across multiple AWS Regions and AWS accounts to access AD-aware applications and AWS services.