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.

AWS CodeBuild

AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles source code, runs tests, and produces software packages that are ready to deploy. With AWS CodeBuild, you don’t need to provision, manage, and scale your own build servers. AWS CodeBuild scales continuously and processes multiple builds concurrently, so your builds are not left waiting in a queue. You can get started quickly by using prepackaged build environments, or you can create custom build environments that use your own build tools. With AWS CodeBuild, you are charged by the minute for the compute resources you use.

Region Availability

AWS CodeBuild is available in the following regions in China:

  • Beijing Region

  • Ningxia Region

Feature Availability and Implementation Differences

The AWS services in China implementation of AWS CodeBuild is unique in the following ways:

  • CodeBuild artifacts by default use AWS KMS for encryption. AWS KMS is not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Therefore, customers must build their artifacts to encrypted Amazon S3 buckets instead.

  • AWS CodePipeline is not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Therefore, integration with AWS CodePipeline is not supported.

  • AWS CodeCommit is not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions. Therefore, AWS CodeCommit is not available as a source repository.

Guides and References

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

General Information About AWS services in China

The following information applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions.

AWS Accounts in the China Regions

To use services in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, you need an account and credentials specific to each of those Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for other AWS Regions will not work for services operating in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

  • Accounts and credentials for the Beijing and Ningxia Regions will not work for other AWS Regions.

  • For more information, see Signup, Accounts, and Credentials

Domain for AWS services in China

The domain for AWS services in China is www.amazonaws.cn.

Endpoints & Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

For information about endpoints and ARNs in AWS services in China, see Endpoints and ARNs for AWS services in China

Availability Zones for the China Regions

  • In the Beijing Region, there are two Availability Zones.

  • In the Ningxia Region, there are three Availability Zones.

General Information for AWS services in China

The following applies to all AWS services that are available in the China Regions. For detailed information about specific AWS services, see the service-specific topic in this guide.

  • 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.

  • EC2-Classic Platform

    • The EC2-Classic platform is not supported.

  • Free Usage Tier

    • The free usage tier is not available in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions.

AWS Console

The console for AWS services in China are unique to China. The screenshots in the AWS guides might differ from what you see on your console. For information about differences in service functionality, see the topics for each service in this guide.

Code Examples

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