Share your directory - Amazon Directory Service
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 (PDF).

Share your directory

Amazon Managed Microsoft AD integrates tightly with Amazon Organizations to allow seamless directory sharing across multiple Amazon accounts. You can share a single directory with other trusted Amazon accounts within the same organization or share the directory with other Amazon accounts that are outside your organization. You can also share your directory when your Amazon account is not currently a member of an organization.


Amazon charges an additional fee for directory sharing. To learn more, see the Pricing page on the Amazon Directory Service web site.

Directory sharing makes Amazon Managed Microsoft AD a more cost-effective way of integrating with Amazon EC2 in multiple accounts and VPCs. Directory sharing is available in all Amazon regions where Amazon managed Microsoft AD is offered.


In the Amazon China (Ningxia) Region, this feature is available only when using Amazon Systems Manager (SSM) to seamlessly join your Amazon EC2 instances.

For more information about directory sharing and how to extend the reach of your Amazon Managed Microsoft AD directory across Amazon account boundaries, see the following topics.

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