Getting Started with Amazon AWS
AWS services or capabilities described in AWS documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon AWS.

AWS CloudFormation

AWS CloudFormation enables you to create and provision Amazon AWS infrastructure deployments predictably and repeatedly. It helps you leverage Amazon AWS products such as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Amazon Elastic Block Store, Amazon Simple Notification Service, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon EC2 Auto Scaling to build highly reliable, highly scalable, cost-effective applications without worrying about creating and configuring the underlying Amazon AWS infrastructure. AWS CloudFormation enables you to use a template file to create and delete a collection of resources together as a single unit (a stack).

Please note the following Amazon AWS implementation particulars, which are potentially relevant to all services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Likewise, accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • There are two Availability Zones in the Beijing Region.

  • There are three Availability Zones in the Ningxia Region.

  • In AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM), you can grant or deny a service access to resources using the Principal policy element. Service principal values vary by Region.

  • The domain for both the Beijing and Ningxia Regions is www.amazonaws.cn.

  • The endpoints for services in the China (Beijing) Region and the China (Ningxia) Region are different from other global endpoints.

    • The endpoint domain for both the Beijing and Ningxia Regions is amazonaws.com.cn.

    • For an endpoint in the China (Beijing) Region, the Region value should be cn-north-1.

    • For an endpoint in the China (Ningxia) Region, the Region value should be cn-northwest-1.

    • For example, the endpoint for Elastic Load Balancing in the Beijing Region is elasticloadbalancing.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn.

    Endpoint syntax varies from service to service. For more information, see China (Beijing), China (Ningxia), and the service-specific documentation.

  • In the China Regions, the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) syntax includes a cn.

    For example: arn:aws-cn:iam::123456789012:user/division_abc/subdivision_xyz/Bob.

  • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • AWS Marketplace is not supported.

  • The free usage tier is not available in the China Regions.

Note

The AWS documentation might show code examples for endpoints and ARNs that are not specific for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. When using examples, verify you are using the correct endpoints and ARNs for your Region.

Language Options

Chinese is the default language for Amazon AWS documentation. To switch to the English version of the page, use the language selection dropdown at the top of the page. Note: Selecting a different language will update the language cookie, making it the default language.

Chinese-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html
English-language URL syntax:
http://docs.amazonaws.cn/en_us/aws/latest/userguide/introduction.html

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

The Amazon AWS implementation of AWS CloudFormation is unique in the following ways:

  • Amazon AWS supports a subset of AWS services and a single Availability Zone and Region; you may need to modify AWS CloudFormation sample templates and template snippets to conform to these differences.

  • To download sample templates for AWS CloudFormation in the Beijing Region, see AWS CloudFormation Sample Templates.

  • To download sample templates for AWS CloudFormation in the Ningxia Region, see AWS CloudFormation Sample Templates.

  • AWS CloudFormation doesn't support the AWS::Include transform.

  • AWS CloudFormation doesn't support the following resources:

  • AWS::Batch::ComputeEnvironment

  • AWS::Batch::JobDefinition

  • AWS::Batch::JobQueue

  • AWS::CloudWatch::Dashboard

  • AWS::CloudWatch::Dashboard

  • AWS::CloudWatch::Dashboard

  • AWS::CodeBuild::Project

  • AWS::CodeCommit::Repository

  • AWS::Cognito::IdentityPool

  • AWS::Cognito::IdentityPool

  • AWS::Cognito::IdentityPool

  • AWS::Cognito::IdentityPool

  • AWS::Cognito::IdentityPoolRoleAttachment

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPool

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolClient

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolGroup

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolGroup

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolUser

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolUser

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolUser

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolUser

  • AWS::Cognito::UserPoolUserToGroupAttachment

  • AWS::DAX::Cluster

  • AWS::DAX::ParameterGroup

  • AWS::WAFRegional::XssMatchSettitem

  • AWS::DMS::Certificate

  • AWS::DMS::Endpoint

  • AWS::DMS::EventSubscription

  • AWS::DMS::ReplicationInstance

  • AWS::DMS::ReplicationSubnetGroup

  • AWS::DMS::ReplicationTask

  • AWS::KinesisAnalytics::Application

  • AWS::KinesisAnalytics::ApplicationOutput

  • AWS::KinesisAnalytics::ApplicationReferenceDataSource

  • AWS::SSM::Parameter

  • AWS::SSM::Parameter

  • AWS::SSM::Parameter

  • AWS::StepFunctions::Activity

  • AWS::StepFunctions::StateMachine

  • AWS::WAFRegional::ByteMatchSet

  • AWS::WAFRegional::IPSet

  • AWS::WAFRegional::Rule

  • AWS::WAFRegional::SizeConstraintSet

  • AWS::WAFRegional::SqlInjectionMatchSet

  • AWS::WAFRegional::WebACL

  • AWS::WAFRegional::WebACLAssociation

  • AWS::WAFRegional::XssMatchSet

User Guides

Amazon AWS user guides are available in HTML and PDF, in both Chinese and English. API guides are available in HTML and PDF, in English only. Currently, the API guides are not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Links to API guides will take you to the global AWS site. Note that some features and functionality described in the guides may not be available in the current Amazon AWS release.