Endpoints and ARNs for Amazon Web Services in China - Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China.

Endpoints and ARNs for Amazon Web Services in China

To access Amazon services and resources, you use endpoints and Amazon Resource Names (ARNs).

Endpoints

To connect programmatically to an Amazon Web Services in China, you use an endpoint. An endpoint is the URL of the entry point for an Amazon service. For example, dynamodb.cn-north-1.amazonaws.com.cn is the endpoint for the Amazon DynamoDB service in the Beijing Region, and dynamodb.cn-northwest-1.amazonaws.com.cn is the endpoint for Amazon DynamoDB in the Ningxia Region. The Amazon SDKs and the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI) automatically use the default endpoint for each service in an Amazon Region. But you can specify another endpoint for your API requests.

For a complete list of endpoints in China Regions, see the following topics:

For information about endpoints, see Amazon Service Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) uniquely identify Amazon resources. You use an ARN to specify a resource across all of Amazon Web Services, such as in Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies, Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) tags, and API calls.

For information about ARNs in the Beijing and Ningxia Regions, see ARNs for Amazon Web Services in China.

For general information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.