Global vs Regional Features - AWS Directory Service

Global vs Regional Features

When you add an AWS Region to your directory using multi-Region replication, AWS Directory Service enhances the scope of all features so that they become Region-aware. These features are listed on various tabs of the details page that appears when you choose the ID of a directory in the AWS Directory Service console. This means that all features are enabled, configured, or managed based on the Region that you select in the Multi-Region replication section of the console. Changes you make to features in each Region are either applied globally or per Region.

Global Features

Any changes that you make to global features while the Primary Region is selected will be applied across all Regions.

You can identify the features that are used globally on the Directory details page because they display Applied to all replicated Regions next to them. Alternatively, if you selected another Region in the list that is not the primary Region, you can identify the globally used features because they display Inherited from primary Region.

Regional Features

Any changes that you make to a feature in a will be applied only to that Region.

You can identify the features that are Regional on the Directory details page because they do not display Applied to all replicated Regions or Inherited from primary Region next to them.