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.

Endpoints and ARNs for AWS services in China

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


To connect programmatically to an AWS services in China, you use an endpoint. An endpoint is the URL of the entry point for an AWS service. For example, is the endpoint for the Amazon DynamoDB service in the Beijing Region, and is the endpoint for Amazon DynamoDB in the Ningxia Region. The AWS SDKs and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) automatically use the default endpoint for each service in an AWS 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 AWS Service Endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

Amazon Resource Names (ARNs)

Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) uniquely identify AWS resources. You use an ARN to specify a resource across all of AWS, such as in AWS 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 AWS services in China.

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