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Creating a Simple AD Directory Using the Standard Setup

To create a Simple AD directory, you must meet the prerequisites identified in Simple AD Prerequisites in the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.

To create an Amazon WorkDocs cloud directory using the standard setup, perform the following steps.

Note

If you are part of a compliance program, such as PCI, FedRAMP, or DoD, you must set up a Microsoft AD Directory to meet compliance requirements.

To create a cloud directory using the standard setup

  1. Open the Amazon WorkDocs console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/zocalo/.

    If you have never created or connected a directory in the selected region, you see the Amazon WorkDocs start page. After you create a directory in a particular region, the start page is no longer available and you see the Manage Your WorkDocs Sites page instead.

  2. If you are on the Amazon WorkDocs start page, perform the following steps:

    1. Choose Get Started Now.

    2. On the Get Started with WorkDocs page, choose Launch under Standard Setup.

    If you are on the Manage Your WorkDocs Sites page, perform the following steps:

    1. Choose Create a New WorkDocs Site.

    2. On the Get Started with WorkDocs page, choose Launch under Standard Setup.

  3. In the Set up a Directory page, choose Create Simple AD.

  4. Enter the following values and then choose Continue.

    1. Enter the following values in the Access Point section:

      Region

      Verify the region.

      Site URL

      Enter the URL for your Amazon WorkDocs site.

    2. Enter the following values in the Directory Details section:

      Directory DNS

      The fully-qualified name of the directory, such as corp.example.com.

      NetBIOS name

      The NetBIOS name of the directory, such as CORP.

    3. Enter the following values in the Set WorkDocs Administrator section:

      Email

      The email address of the directory administrator. The registration email is sent to this email address.

      First Name

      The first name of the directory administrator.

      Last Name

      The last name of the directory administrator.

    4. For VPC Details, you can either use an existing VPC, or have Amazon WorkDocs create and configure a VPC for you. To have Amazon WorkDocs create the VPC for you, select Set up a new VPC on my behalf. To use an existing VPC, select Select an existing VPC to use with WorkDocs and enter the following values.

      VPC

      The VPC that the directory is created in.

      Subnets

      The subnets in the VPC that the directory is created in. The two subnets must be in different Availability Zones. If you choose No Preference, two different subnets are randomly selected.

  5. Review the directory information and make any necessary changes. When the information is correct, choose Create Directory.

    It takes several minutes for the directory to be connected and the Amazon WorkDocs site to be created. When the directory has been successfully connected, the Status value of the site changes to Active.