AWS Directory Service
Administration Guide (Version 1.0)

Creating an Access URL

An Access URL is used with AWS applications and services, such as Amazon WorkSpaces, to reach a login page that is associated with your directory. The URL must be unique globally. You can create an access URL for your directory by performing the following steps.


After an access URL is created, it cannot be used by others. If you delete your directory, the access URL is also deleted and can then be used by any other account.

To create an access URL

  1. In the AWS Directory Service console navigation pane, select Directories.

  2. Choose the directory ID link for your directory.

  3. In the Access URL section, if an access URL has not been assigned to the directory, the Create Access URL button is displayed. Enter a directory alias and choose Create Access URL. If an Entity Already Exists error is returned, the specified directory alias has already been allocated. Choose another alias and repeat this procedure.

    Your directory URL is changed to <alias>