Shareable AWS resources - AWS Resource Access Manager

Shareable AWS resources

AWS RAM enables you to share resources that are provisioned and managed in other AWS services. AWS RAM does not let you manage resources, but it does provide the features that let you make resources available across AWS accounts.

The following sections list the services that work with AWS RAM, and the resources that support sharing.

AWS App Mesh

You can share the following AWS App Mesh resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Mesh

Create and manage a mesh centrally, and share it with other AWS accounts. A shared mesh allows resources created by different AWS accounts to communicate with each other in the same mesh. For more information, see Working with shared meshes in the AWS App Mesh User Guide.

Amazon Aurora

You can share the following Amazon Aurora resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

DB clusters

Create and manage a DB cluster centrally, and share it with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts clone a shared, centrally managed DB cluster. For more information, see Cross-Account Aurora DB Cluster Cloning in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.

AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority

You can share the following ACM Private CA resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Private certificate authority (CA)

Create and manage private certificate authorities (CAs) for your organization’s internal PKI, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets AWS Certificate Manager users in other accounts issue X.509 certificates signed by your shared CA. For more information, see Enabling access to a private CA in the AWS Certificate Manager Private Certificate Authority User Guide.

AWS CodeBuild

You can share the following AWS CodeBuild resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Projects

Create a project and use it to run builds. Share the project with other AWS accounts or users. This lets multiple AWS accounts and users view information about a project and analyze its builds. For more information, see Working with shared projects in the AWS CodeBuild User Guide.

Report groups

Create a report group and use it to create reports when you build a project. Share the report group with other AWS accounts or users. This lets multiple AWS accounts and users view the report group and its reports, and the test case results for each report. A report can be viewed for 30 days after it is created, and then it expires and is no longer available to view. For more information, see Working with shared report groups in the AWS CodeBuild User Guide.

Amazon EC2

You can share the following Amazon EC2 resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Capacity Reservations

Create and manage Capacity Reservations centrally, and share the reserved capacity with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts launch their Amazon EC2 instances into centrally managed reserved capacity. For more information, see Working with shared Capacity Reservations in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

Dedicated Hosts

Allocate and manage Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts centrally, and share the host's instance capacity with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts launch their Amazon EC2 instances onto centrally managed Dedicated Hosts. For more information, see Working with shared Dedicated Hosts in the Amazon EC2 User Guide for Linux Instances.

EC2 Image Builder

You can share the following EC2 Image Builder resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Components

Create and manage components centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts or your organization. Manage who can use predefined build and test components in their image recipes. For more information, see Resource Sharing in EC2 Image Builder in the EC2 Image Builder User Guide.

Images

Create and manage your golden images centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts and your organization. Manage who can use images created with EC2 Image Builder across your organization. For more information, see Resource Sharing in EC2 Image Builder in the EC2 Image Builder User Guide.

Image recipes

Create and manage your image recipes centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts and your organization. This allows you to manage who can use predefined documents to duplicate AMI builds. For more information, see Resource Sharing in EC2 Image Builder in the EC2 Image Builder User Guide.

Container recipes

Create and manage your container recipes centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts and your organization. This allows you to manage who can use predefined documents to duplicate container image builds. For more information, see Resource Sharing in EC2 Image Builder in the EC2 Image Builder User Guide.

AWS Glue

You can share the following AWS Glue resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Data catalogs

Manage a central data catalog and share metadata about databases and tables with AWS accounts and organizations within your enterprise. This enables users to run queries on data across multiple accounts. For more information, see Sharing Data Catalog Tables and Databases Across AWS Accounts in the AWS Lake Formation Guide.

Databases

Create and manage data catalog databases centrally and share them with AWS accounts and organizations within your enterprise. Databases are collections of data catalog tables. This enables users to run queries and extract, transform, and load (ETL) jobs that can join and query data across multiple accounts. For more information, see Sharing Data Catalog Tables and Databases Across AWS Accounts in the AWS Lake Formation Guide.

Tables

Create and manage data catalog tables centrally and share them with AWS accounts and organizations within your enterprise. Data catalog tables contain metadata about data tables in Amazon S3, JDBC data sources, Amazon Redshift, streaming sources, and other data stores. This enables users to run queries and ETL jobs that can join and query data data across multiple accounts. For more information, see Sharing Data Catalog Tables and Databases Across AWS Accounts in the AWS Lake Formation Guide.

AWS License Manager

You can share the following AWS License Manager resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

License configurations

Create and manage license configurations centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets you enforce centrally managed licensing rules that are based on the terms of your enterprise agreements across multiple AWS accounts. For more information, see Using license configurations in the License Manager User Guide.

AWS Network Firewall

You can share the following AWS Network Firewall resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Firewall policies

Create and manage firewall policies centrally, and share them within your organization in AWS Organizations. This enables multiple accounts in an organization to share a common set of network monitoring, protection, and filtering behaviors. For more information, see Working with shared firewall policies and rule groups in the AWS Network Firewall Developer Guide.

Rule groups

Create and manage stateless and stateful rule groups centrally, and share them within your AWS organization. This enables multiple accounts in an organization in AWS Organizations to share a set of criteria for inspecting and handling network traffic. For more information, see Working with shared firewall policies and rule groups in the AWS Network Firewall Developer Guide.

AWS Outposts

You can share the following AWS Outposts resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Outposts

Create and manage Outposts centrally, and share them within your organization in AWS Organizations. This enables multiple accounts to create subnets and EBS volumes on your shared, centrally managed Outposts. For more information, see Working with shared AWS Outposts resources in the AWS Outposts User Guide.

Local gateway route tables

Create and manage local gateway route tables on Outposts centrally, and share them within your organization in AWS Organizations. This enables multiple accounts to create VPC associations to a local gateway, and view configurations of local gateway route tables and virtual interfaces on your Outpost. For more information, see Working with shared AWS Outposts resources in the AWS Outposts User Guide.

Subnets

Create and manage subnets on Outposts centrally, and share them within your organization in AWS Organizations. This enables multiple accounts to launch and run EC2 instances in shared subnets on your Outpost. For more information, see Working with shared AWS Outposts resources in the AWS Outposts User Guide.

AWS Resource Groups

You can share the following AWS Resource Groups resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Resource groups

Create and manage a host resource group centrally, and share it with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts share a group of Amazon EC2 Dedicated Hosts created using AWS License Manager. For more information, see Host resource groups in AWS License Manager in the AWS License Manager User Guide.

Amazon Route 53

You can share the following Amazon Route 53 resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case

Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall rule groups

Create and manage Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall rule groups centrally, and share them within your organization in AWS Organizations. This enables multiple AWS accounts in an organization to share a set of criteria for inspecting and handling outbound DNS queries that go through Route 53 Resolver. For more information, see Sharing Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall rule groups between AWS accounts in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

Forwarding rules

Create and manage forwarding rules centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts forward DNS queries from their VPCs to the target IP addresses defined in shared, centrally managed resolver rules. For more information, see Sharing forwarding rules with other AWS accounts and using shared rules in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

Query logs

Create and manage query logs centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This enables multiple AWS accounts to log DNS queries that originate in their VPCs to a centrally managed query log. For more information, see Sharing Resolver query logging configurations with other AWS accounts in the Amazon Route 53 Developer Guide.

AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager

You can share the following AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case
Contacts

Create and manage contacts and escalation plans centrally, and share the contact details with other AWS accounts. This lets many AWS accounts view engagements occurring during an incident. For more information, see Working with shared contacts and response plans in the AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager User Guide.

Response plans

Create and manage response plans centrally. This lets other AWS accounts connect Amazon CloudWatch alarms and Amazon EventBridge event rules to response plans, automatically creating an incident when it’s detected. The incident also has access to the metrics of these other AWS accounts. For more information, see Working with shared contacts and response plans in the AWS Systems Manager Incident Manager User Guide.

Amazon VPC

You can share the following Amazon VPC resources by using AWS RAM.

Resource Use case
Customer-owned IPv4 addresses

During the AWS Outposts installation process, AWS creates an address pool, known as a customer-owned IP address pool, based on information that you provide about your on-premises network.

Customer-owned IP addresses provide local, or external connectivity to resources in your Outposts subnets through your on-premises network. You can assign these addresses to resources on your Outpost, such as EC2 instances, using Elastic IP addresses or using the subnet setting that automatically assigns customer-owned IP addresses.

Prefix lists

Create and manage prefix lists centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts reference prefix lists in their resources, such as VPC security groups and subnet route tables. For more information, see Working with Shared Prefix Lists in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Subnets

Create and manage subnets centrally, and share them with other accounts or organizational units that are in the same organization from AWS Organizations. This lets multiple AWS accounts launch their application resources into centrally managed VPCs. These resources include Amazon EC2 instances, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) databases, Amazon Redshift clusters, and AWS Lambda functions. For more information, see Working with VPC sharing in the Amazon VPC User Guide.

Traffic mirror targets

Create and manage traffic mirror targets centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts send mirrored network traffic from traffic mirror sources in their accounts to a shared, centrally managed traffic mirror target. For more information, see Cross-Account Traffic Mirroring Targets in the Traffic Mirroring Guide.

Transit gateways

Create and manage transit gateways centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts route traffic between their VPCs and on-premises networks through a shared, centrally managed transit gateway. For more information, see Sharing a transit gateway in the Amazon VPC Transit Gateways.

Transit gateway multicast domains Create and manage transit gateway multicast domains centrally, and share them with other AWS accounts. This lets multiple AWS accounts register and deregister group members or group sources in the multicast domain. For more information, see Working with shared multicast domains in the Transit Gateways Guide.