AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the ConnectDirectory operation against AWS Directory Service.

Syntax

Connect-DSDirectory
-Name <String>
-Password <String>
-ConnectSettings_CustomerDnsIp <String[]>
-ConnectSettings_CustomerUserName <String>
-Description <String>
-ShortName <String>
-Size <DirectorySize>
-ConnectSettings_SubnetId <String[]>
-ConnectSettings_VpcId <String>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates an AD Connector to connect to an on-premises directory. Before you call ConnectDirectory, ensure that all of the required permissions have been explicitly granted through a policy. For details about what permissions are required to run the ConnectDirectory operation, see AWS Directory Service API Permissions: Actions, Resources, and Conditions Reference.

Parameters

-ConnectSettings_CustomerDnsIp <String[]>
A list of one or more IP addresses of DNS servers or domain controllers in the on-premises directory.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ConnectSettings_CustomerUserName <String>
The username of an account in the on-premises directory that is used to connect to the directory. This account must have the following privileges:
  • Read users and groups
  • Create computer objects
  • Join computers to the domain
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ConnectSettings_SubnetId <String[]>
A list of subnet identifiers in the VPC in which the AD Connector is created.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ConnectSettings_VpcId <String>
The identifier of the VPC in which the AD Connector is created.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Description <String>
A textual description for the directory.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Name <String>
The fully-qualified name of the on-premises directory, such as corp.example.com.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )
-Password <String>
The password for the on-premises user account.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?False
-ShortName <String>
The NetBIOS name of the on-premises directory, such as CORP.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
The size of the directory.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the Name parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a String object. The service call response (type Amazon.DirectoryService.Model.ConnectDirectoryResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z