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AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory allows you to configure trust relationships. For example, you can establish a trust between your AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory, and your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory. This would allow you to provide users and groups access to resources in either domain, with a single set of credentials.

This action initiates the creation of the AWS side of a trust relationship between an AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory and an external domain. You can create either a forest trust or an external trust.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--directory-id <value>
--remote-domain-name <value>
--trust-password <value>
--trust-direction <value>
[--trust-type <value>]
[--conditional-forwarder-ip-addrs <value>]
[--selective-auth <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--directory-id (string)

The Directory ID of the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory for which to establish the trust relationship.

--remote-domain-name (string)

The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the external domain for which to create the trust relationship.

--trust-password (string)

The trust password. The must be the same password that was used when creating the trust relationship on the external domain.

--trust-direction (string)

The direction of the trust relationship.

Possible values:

  • One-Way: Outgoing
  • One-Way: Incoming
  • Two-Way

--trust-type (string)

The trust relationship type. Forest is the default.

Possible values:

  • Forest
  • External

--conditional-forwarder-ip-addrs (list)

The IP addresses of the remote DNS server associated with RemoteDomainName.



"string" "string" ...

--selective-auth (string)

Optional parameter to enable selective authentication for the trust.

Possible values:

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


TrustId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the trust relationship that was created.