How do I share an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) privately with another AWS account?

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I want to make an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) that I've created available to another AWS account.

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If you know the account IDs of the AWS accounts that you want to share the AMI with, follow the instructions at Share an AMI with specific AWS accounts.

To copy the shared AMI, see Cross-account copying.

Note: Sharing an AMI from different Regions isn't available. You can copy the AMI and then share it or launch it in a new Region. For more information, see How do I create and copy an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from one AWS Region to another?

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