[ aws . ds ]



AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory allows you to configure trust relationships. For example, you can establish a trust between your AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory, and your existing on-premises Microsoft Active Directory. This would allow you to provide users and groups access to resources in either domain, with a single set of credentials.

This action initiates the creation of the AWS side of a trust relationship between an AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory and an external domain. You can create either a forest trust or an external trust.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--directory-id <value>
--remote-domain-name <value>
--trust-password <value>
--trust-direction <value>
[--trust-type <value>]
[--conditional-forwarder-ip-addrs <value>]
[--selective-auth <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--directory-id (string)

The Directory ID of the AWS Managed Microsoft AD directory for which to establish the trust relationship.

--remote-domain-name (string)

The Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the external domain for which to create the trust relationship.

--trust-password (string)

The trust password. The must be the same password that was used when creating the trust relationship on the external domain.

--trust-direction (string)

The direction of the trust relationship.

Possible values:

  • One-Way: Outgoing

  • One-Way: Incoming

  • Two-Way

--trust-type (string)

The trust relationship type. Forest is the default.

Possible values:

  • Forest

  • External

--conditional-forwarder-ip-addrs (list)

The IP addresses of the remote DNS server associated with RemoteDomainName.



"string" "string" ...

--selective-auth (string)

Optional parameter to enable selective authentication for the trust.

Possible values:

  • Enabled

  • Disabled

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


TrustId -> (string)

A unique identifier for the trust relationship that was created.