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Amazon WorkDocs
Administration Guide

What Is Amazon WorkDocs?

Amazon WorkDocs is a fully managed, secure, enterprise storage and sharing service with strong administrative controls and feedback capabilities that improve user productivity. Your files are stored in the cloud, safely and securely. Amazon WorkDocs even includes a synchronization application that always keeps selected folders on your local computer in sync with your cloud folders. Your files are only visible to you, and your designated contributors and viewers. Other members of your organization do not have access to any of your files unless you specifically grant them access.

You can share your files with other members of your organization for collaboration or review. The Amazon WorkDocs client applications can be used to view many different types of files, depending on the Internet media type of the file. Amazon WorkDocs supports all common document and image formats, and support for additional media types is constantly being added.

For more information, see Amazon WorkDocs.

Accessing

Administrators use the Amazon WorkDocs console to create and deactivate Amazon WorkDocs sites. With the admin control panel, they can manage users, storage, and security settings. For more information, see Managing Sites, Inviting and Managing Amazon WorkDocs Users, and Managing Security Settings.

Non-administrative users use the client applications to access their files. They never use the Amazon WorkDocs console or the administration dashboard. Amazon WorkDocs offers several different client applications and utilities:

  • A web application used for document management and reviewing.

  • Native apps for mobile devices used for document review.

  • A document synchronization app used to synchronize a folder on your macOS or Windows desktop with your Amazon WorkDocs files.

  • Web clipper browser extensions for several popular web browsers that allow you to save an image of a webpage to your Amazon WorkDocs files.

For more information about how users can download Amazon WorkDocs clients and edit their files, and which file types are supported, see:

Pricing

With Amazon WorkDocs, there are no upfront fees or commitments. You pay only for active user accounts, and the storage you use. For more information, see Pricing.

How to Get Started

To get started with Amazon WorkDocs, try one of the following tutorials:

If you have an Amazon WorkSpaces administrator account with a directory that is enabled for Amazon WorkDocs, you can sign in to your Amazon WorkDocs site and finish setup from the Admin control panel. For more information, see Step 3: Complete Admin Control Panel Setup. For more information about using Amazon WorkSpaces to get started with Amazon WorkDocs, see Get Started with Amazon WorkSpaces Quick Setup.