AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Amazon Cloud Directory Compliance

Amazon Cloud Directory has undergone auditing for the following standards and is eligible for use as part of solutions for which you need to obtain compliance certification.

Cloud Directory has an Attestation of Compliance for Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) version 3.2 at Service Provider Level 1. Customers who use AWS products and services to store, process, or transmit cardholder data can use Cloud Directory as they manage their own PCI DSS compliance certification. For more information about PCI DSS, including how to request a copy of the AWS PCI Compliance Package, see PCI DSS Level 1.

AWS has expanded its Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance program to include Amazon Cloud Directory as a HIPAA Eligible Service. If you have an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS, you can use Cloud Directory to help build your HIPAA-compliant applications. AWS offers a HIPAA-focused Whitepaper for customers who are interested in learning more about how they can leverage AWS for the processing and storage of health information. For more information, see HIPAA Compliance

Shared Responsibility

Security, including HIPAA and PCI compliance, is a shared responsibility. It is important to understand that Cloud Directory compliance status does not automatically apply to applications that you run in the AWS Cloud. You need to ensure that your use of AWS services complies with the standards.

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