How to Share AMIs

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud: 2009-04-04

This section describes how to build and share AMIs.

Shared AMIs are AMIs that developers build and make available for other AWS developers to use. Building safe, secure, useable AMIs for public consumption is a fairly straightforward process, if you follow a few simple guidelines.

For information on building shared AMIs, see Protecting a Shared AMI (Linux and UNIX). For information on sharing AMIs, see Sharing AMIs