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Connecting to Your On-Premises Directory with AWS Directory Service AD Connector

You can use an AWS Directory Service AD Connector directory to connect to your on-premises directory. To use AD Connector to connect to your on-premises directory, you must meet the prerequisites identified in AD Connector Prerequisites in the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.

Note

If you use AD Connector with Amazon WorkDocs, you won’t be able to share file view links outside the company or invite external users to become contributors.

To connect to your on-premises directory, perform the following steps.

To connect to your on-premises directory

  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 AD Connector.

  4. Enter the following values and then choose Continue.

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

      Directory DNS

      The fully-qualified name of the on-premises directory, such as corp.example.com. Amazon WorkDocs can only access user accounts in this directory. User accounts cannot be contained in a parent directory, such as example.com.

      NetBIOS Name

      The NetBIOS name of the on-premises directory, such as CORP.

      Account Username

      The username of a user in the on-premises directory.

      Account Password

      The password for the on-premises user account.

      Confirm Password

      Re-enter the password for the on-premises user account. This is required to prevent typing errors before the directory is connected.

      DNS Address

      The IP address of a DNS server or domain controller in your on-premises directory. This server must be accessible from each subnet specified below.

      Enter the following values in the Access Point section:

      Region

      Verify the region.

      Site URL

      Enter the URL for your Amazon WorkDocs site.

      Enter the following values in the VPC Configuration section:

      VPC

      The VPC that the directory is connected to.

      Subnets

      The subnets in the VPC to use to connect to your on-premises directory. The two subnets must be in different Availability Zones.

  5. Review the directory information and make any necessary changes. When the information is correct, click Connect 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.