What is Amazon WorkDocs? - Amazon WorkDocs

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. Files are stored in the cloud, safely and securely. Your user's files are only visible to them, and their designated contributors and viewers. Other members of your organization do not have access to other user's files unless they are specifically granted access.

Users can share their 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 Amazon WorkDocs

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 site settings and Inviting and managing Amazon WorkDocs users.

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:


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 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 WorkSpaces to get started with Amazon WorkDocs, see Get started with WorkSpaces Quick Setup in the Amazon WorkSpaces Administration Guide. For information about using an Amazon WorkDocs client in WorkSpaces or an Amazon EC2 instance, see Endpoints for Amazon S3 in the Amazon VPC User Guide.