AWS Directory Service to work with AD


AWS solution to link AD

AWS Managed Microsoft AD

AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, allows directory-enabled workloads and AWS resources to connect to managed Active AWS Managed Microsoft AD establishes a trust relationship between AWS in the cloud and your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory, and uses single sign-on (SSO) to provide access rights to resources in either domain to users and groups. You can also use Single Sign-On (SSO) to provide users and groups with access to resources in either domain.


AD Connector

Roles can also be assigned to existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory users and groups using the AD Connector.

These roles control user access to AWS services based on the IAM policies assigned to that role.


The AD Connector is
used to link IAM with AD in an on-premise environment.
The AD Connector is used to connect IAM to AD on-premise.

AD Connector is a directory gateway used to redirect IAM-side directory requests to the on-premises Microsoft Active Directory.

This feature allows you to link your in-house on-premises Active Directory with IAM.

Simple AD

Simple AD allows you to set up a new directory service in AWS. This allows you to manage user accounts and group memberships, create and apply group policies, and securely connect to your Amazon EC2 instance, as well as use Kerberos-based single sign-on (SSO).


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