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Your AWS Account ID and Its Alias

Finding Your AWS Account ID

To find your AWS account ID number in the AWS Management Console, click on Support in the navigation bar in the upper-right, and then click Support Center. Your currently signed in account ID appears in the upper-right corner below the Support menu.

About Account Aliases

If you want the URL for your sign-in page to contain your company name (or other friendly identifier) instead of your AWS account ID, you can create an alias for your AWS account ID. This section provides information about AWS account aliases and lists the API actions you use to create an alias.

Your sign-in page URL has the following format, by default.

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https://Your_AWS_Account_ID.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/

If you create an AWS account alias for your AWS account ID, your sign-in page URL will look like the following example.

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https://Your_Alias.signin.aws.amazon.com/console/

Note

The original URL containing your AWS account ID remains active and can be used after you create your AWS account alias.

Tip

To create a bookmark for your account sign-in page in your web browser, you should manually type the sign-in URL in the bookmark entry. Don't use your web browser's "bookmark this page" feature.

Creating, Deleting, and Listing an AWS Account Alias

You can use the AWS Management Console, the IAM API, or the command line interface to create or delete your AWS account alias.

Important

Your AWS account can have only one alias. If you create a new alias for your AWS account, the new alias overwrites the old alias, and the URL containing the old alias stops working.

AWS Management Console

To create or remove an account alias

  1. Sign in to the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.

  2. On the navigation pane, select Dashboard.

  3. Find the IAM users sign-in link, and click Customize to the right of the link.

  4. Type the name you want to use for your alias, then click Yes, Create.

  5. To remove the alias, click Customize, and then click Yes, Delete. The sign-in URL reverts to using your AWS account ID.

API or CLI

To create an alias for your AWS Management Console sign-in page URL

To delete an AWS account ID alias

To display your AWS account ID alias

Note

The account alias must be unique across all Amazon Web Services products. It must contain only digits, lowercase letters, and hyphens. For more information on limitations on AWS account entities, see Limitations on IAM Entities and Objects.