AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US-West) User Guide

Amazon Cloud Directory

Amazon Cloud Directory is a high-performance, serverless, hierarchical datastore. Cloud Directory is a highly scalable multi-tenant service that makes it easy for customers to organize and manage all their multi-dimensional data such as users, groups, locations, and devices and the rich relationships between them. Amazon Cloud Directory automatically scales to hundreds of millions of objects and provides an extensible schema that can be shared with multiple applications. As a serverless datastore, Cloud Directory eliminates time-consuming and expensive administrative tasks, such as scaling infrastructure and managing servers. Cloud Directory is targeted for use cases such as human resources applications, course catalogs, device registry and network topology. Additionally, customer applications that need fine-grained permissions (Authorization) are well suited to leverage capabilities in Cloud Directory.

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region compared to other AWS regions:

  • None

For more information about Amazon Cloud Directory, see the Amazon Cloud Directory documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data stored in Amazon Cloud Directory can contain ITAR-regulated data.

Amazon Cloud Directory metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your Cloud Directory.

Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

  • Schema name

  • Directory name

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