AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Document History

The following table describes the important changes since the last release of the AWS Directory Service Administrator Guide.

  • Latest documentation update: September 25, 2018

Change Description Date

Directory sharing

Added documentation for using directory sharing with AWS Managed Microsoft AD.

September 25, 2018

Migrated content to new Amazon Cloud Directory Developer Guide

The Amazon Cloud Directory content previously in this guide has been moved to the new Amazon Cloud Directory Developer Guide.

June 21, 2018

Complete overhaul of the Admin Guide TOC

Reorganized the content to more directly map to customer needs and added new content where needed.

April 5, 2018

AWS delegated groups

Added list of AWS delegated groups that can be assigned to on-premises users.

March 8, 2018

Fine-grained password policies

Added new password policies content.

July 5, 2017

Additional domain controllers

Added information for adding more domain controllers to your AWS Managed Microsoft AD.

June 30, 2017

Tutorials

Added new tutorials for testing a AWS Managed Microsoft AD lab environment.

June 21, 2017

MFA with AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Added documentation for using MFA with AWS Managed Microsoft AD.

February 13, 2017

Amazon Cloud Directory

New directory type introduced.

January 26, 2017

Schema Extensions

Added documentation for schema extensions with AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory.

November 14, 2016

Major reorganization of the Directory Service Admin Guide

Reorganized the content to more directly map to customer needs.

November 14, 2016

SNS notifications

Added documentation for SNS notifications.

February 25, 2016

Authorization and Authentication

Added additional documentation for using IAM with Directory Services.

February 25, 2016

AWS Managed Microsoft AD

Added documentation for AWS Managed Microsoft AD, and combined guides into a single guide.

November 17, 2015

Allow Linux instances to be joined to a Simple AD directory

Added documentation for joining a Linux instance to a Simple AD directory.

July 23, 2015

Guide separation

The AWS Directory Service administration guide is split into separate guides, the Simple AD guide and the AD Connector guide.

July 14, 2015

Single sign-on support

Added single sign-on documentation.

March 31, 2015

New guide

This is the first release of the AWS Directory Service Administration Guide.

October 21, 2014