Getting Started with AWS services in China
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 AWS services in China.

Managing AWS services in China

There are several tools that you can use to create and manage AWS services in China resources.

  • AWS Management Console – A graphical user interface that you access online at https://console.www.amazonaws.cn. The AWS Management Console is the fastest way to get started with AWS services in China; there is nothing to install. Some services, however, have features that can't be accessed from the console. For more information, see Using the Console or the service documentation.

  • AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) – A text-based tool that you install on your desktop. With the AWS CLI, you can manage and script against multiple AWS services in China resources directly from the command line. Some services also offer custom CLIs. For more information, see AWS Command Line Tools.

  • Software Development Kits (SDKs) – Class libraries and tools that you add to your application so it can manage AWS services in China resources. AWS offers SDKs in a variety of programming and scripting languages. The SDKs are the easiest way to write applications that interface with AWS services in China; they provide functions that you can call to authenticate your application's connection to AWS services in China. For more information, see AWS SDKs

  • Query APIs – Low-level APIs that are exposed online through service- and Region-specific endpoints (for example, https://dynamodb.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn for the Beijing Region, and https://dynamodb.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn for the Ningxia Region). You call API actions by using HTTP requests. The APIs reflect the latest functionality of each service. If your application uses the API instead of an SDK, however, you must implement the functionality to generate the proper signatures to authenticate your requests.