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.

Region Availability

AWS Marketplace 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 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.

Guides and References

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.

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.