Choose a service endpoint - AWS Storage Gateway

Choose a service endpoint

In this step, you choose a service endpoint for your gateway in AWS Storage Gateway.

You can activate your gateway using:

  • A public service endpoint and have your gateway communicate with AWS storage services over the public internet.

  • A public service endpoint and have your gateway communicate with AWS storage services using a virtual private cloud (VPC) endpoint, which is private.

New console

To choose a service endpoint

  1. For Select service endpoint, choose one of the following:

    • To have your gateway access AWS services over the public internet using a public service endpoint, choose Public.

    • To have your gateway access AWS services over a private VPC endpoint connection using a public service endpoint, choose VPC.

    Note

    The FIPS service endpoint is only available in some AWS Regions. For more information, see AWS Storage Gateway endpoints and quotas in the AWS General Reference.

    This procedure assumes that you are activating your gateway with a public endpoint. For information about how to activate a gateway using a VPC endpoint, see Activating a gateway in a virtual private cloud.

  2. Choose Next to connect and activate your gateway.

Original console

To choose a service endpoint

  1. For Endpoint type, choose one of the following:

    • To have your gateway access AWS services over the public internet using a public service endpoint, choose Public.

    • To have your gateway access AWS services over the public internet using a public service endpoint that complies with FIPS, choose FIPS.

      If you require FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic modules when accessing AWS through a command line interface or an API, use a FIPS endpoint. For more information about the available FIPS endpoints, see Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2.

    • To have your gateway access AWS services over a private VPC endpoint connection using a public service endpoint, choose VPC.

    Note

    The FIPS service endpoint is only available in some AWS Regions. For more information, see AWS Storage Gateway endpoints and quotas in the AWS General Reference.

    This procedure assumes that you are activating your gateway with a public endpoint. For information about how to activate a gateway using a VPC endpoint, see Activating a gateway in a virtual private cloud.

  2. Choose Next to connect and activate your gateway.