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 Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that makes it easy for customers to find, buy, deploy, and manage third-party software and services that customers need to build solutions and run their businesses. AWS Marketplace includes thousands of software listings from popular categories such as security, networking, storage, machine learning, business intelligence, database, and devOps. AWS Marketplace also simplifies software licensing and procurement with flexible pricing options and multiple deployment methods.

AWS Marketplace China is a standalone online store operated by Ningxia Western Cloud Data Technology Co., Ltd. (NWCD). It covers catalog entries subscribed to for both the China (Beijing) Region and China (Ningxia) Region.

Please note the following AWS services in China 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.

  • 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 AWS services in China 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 AWS services in China implementation of AWS Marketplace is unique in the following ways:

  • You must have an AWS China account to use AWS Marketplace China.

  • The AWS Marketplace website is not available for China Regions at this stage

  • As a subscriber, you can only find AWS Marketplace on the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) console. You can search for or navigate to an AMI from AWS Marketplace through Launch Instance wizard.

  • AWS Marketplace China includes popular open source and commercial software. This software is available only as individual AMIs. AWS Marketplace China does not support a cluster of AMIs deployed through an AWS CloudFormation template, and software as a service (SaaS).

  • AWS Marketplace China supports only free and bring-your-own-license (BYOL) AMIs. AWS Marketplace China does not support paid products through the AWS Marketplace.

  • You can cancel your software subscription by terminating the EC2 instances associated with the AMIs from AWS Marketplace China. We recommend that you add tags when launching the instance through Launch Instance wizard on the Amazon EC2 console. So that you can identify which instances are launched through AWS Marketplace China quickly.

  • In accordance with Chinese regulations, sellers must be a business entity registered in China to sell your products through AWS Marketplace China.

  • The AWS Marketplace Management Portal is not available for China Regions. Please contact us if you are interested in selling on AWS Marketplace China.

  • Product support connection is not available.

User Guides

AWS services in China 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 AWS services in China release.

Note that some features and functionality described in the guides on the global AWS site may not be available in the current AWS Marketplace China release. Visit the AWS Marketplace China FAQ page to learn more about AWS Marketplace China.