The AWS Marketplace is where software producers may list their works for users of the AWS environment to access. Debian has worked with the Marketplace team to produce images of Debian and make this easier for AWS users to find, and to trust, these images.
There is no additional charge, beyond the charges for the underlying AWS resources, to use these images.
For more information about Debian on Amazon Web Services EC2, see the Amazon EC2 page.
Authenticity of images
A number of third-parties have re-listed the Debian images in the AWS Marketplace. In general, they have refrained from using Debian's well-known swirl logo, but nevertheless, it remains prudent to verify the authenticity of images before launching them. Marketplace listings receive a product code that uniquely identifies AMIs associated with a particular publisher and offering. If you're using the Marketplace images, you should ensure that the product code is one of the following:
Debian 10 (buster):
Debian 9 (stretch):
You can identify images associated with a given product code using the awscli, for example:
$ aws ec2 describe-images --filter=Name=product-code,Values=651yjkfij9xotcrsmc5m36dn6 --output json
Creating Images for AWS Marketplace
Debian 9 (stretch) and earlier AMIs are published by AWS account number 379101102735
Debian 10 (buster) and newer are published under AWS account number 136693071363
awscli commands how to find latest official AMI described in Amazon/EC2/HowTo/awscli.
All 'master' images are generated in the US-East-1 Region, and made marked as 'public' to any other AWS customer, along with the corresponding snapshot for the AMI. After submitting the ?ProductLoadTemplate spreadsheet to the AWS Marketplace team, they duplicate the referenced AMI(s) into their account, and then re-distribute this to all AWS Marketplace supported Regions worldwide. Hence the original DD-generated AMI has one ID, and the AWS Marketplace 'owned' images have a new ID. Likewise, the snapshots that these AMIs reference will also have new IDs, but the content MD5 will match the original.