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AWS Organizations API Reference
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-28)

AcceptHandshake

Sends a response to the originator of a handshake agreeing to the action proposed by the handshake request.

This operation can be called only by the following principals when they also have the relevant IAM permissions:

  • Invitation to join or Approve all features request handshakes: only a principal from the member account.

    The user who calls the API for an invitation to join must have the organizations:AcceptHandshake permission. If you enabled all features in the organization, then the user must also have the iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole permission so that Organizations can create the required service-linked role named OrgsServiceLinkedRoleName. For more information, see AWS Organizations and Service-Linked Roles in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • Enable all features final confirmation handshake: only a principal from the master account.

    For more information about invitations, see Inviting an AWS Account to Join Your Organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide. For more information about requests to enable all features in the organization, see Enabling All Features in Your Organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

After you accept a handshake, it continues to appear in the results of relevant APIs for only 30 days. After that it is deleted.

Request Syntax

{
   "HandshakeId": "string"
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

HandshakeId

The unique identifier (ID) of the handshake that you want to accept.

The regex pattern for handshake ID string requires "h-" followed by from 8 to 32 lower-case letters or digits.

Type: String

Pattern: ^h-[0-9a-z]{8,32}$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{
   "Handshake": { 
      "Action": "string",
      "Arn": "string",
      "ExpirationTimestamp": number,
      "Id": "string",
      "Parties": [ 
         { 
            "Id": "string",
            "Type": "string"
         }
      ],
      "RequestedTimestamp": number,
      "Resources": [ 
         { 
            "Resources": [ 
               "HandshakeResource"
            ],
            "Type": "string",
            "Value": "string"
         }
      ],
      "State": "string"
   }
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

Handshake

A structure that contains details about the accepted handshake.

Type: Handshake object

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

AccessDeniedException

You don't have permissions to perform the requested operation. The user or role that is making the request must have at least one IAM permissions policy attached that grants the required permissions. For more information, see Access Management in the IAM User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AccessDeniedForDependencyException

The operation you attempted requires you to have the iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole so that Organizations can create the required service-linked role. You do not have that permission.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException

Your account is not a member of an organization. To make this request, you must use the credentials of an account that belongs to an organization.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConcurrentModificationException

The target of the operation is currently being modified by a different request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

HandshakeAlreadyInStateException

The specified handshake is already in the requested state. For example, you can't accept a handshake that was already accepted.

HTTP Status Code: 400

HandshakeConstraintViolationException

The requested operation would violate the constraint identified in the reason code.

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation:

  • ACCOUNT_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the limit on the number of accounts in an organization. Note: deleted and closed accounts still count toward your limit.

    Important

    If you get an exception that indicates that you exceeded your account limits for the organization or that you can"t add an account because your organization is still initializing, please contact AWS Customer Support.

  • HANDSHAKE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of handshakes you can send in one day.

  • ALREADY_IN_AN_ORGANIZATION: The handshake request is invalid because the invited account is already a member of an organization.

  • ORGANIZATION_ALREADY_HAS_ALL_FEATURES: The handshake request is invalid because the organization has already enabled all features.

  • INVITE_DISABLED_DURING_ENABLE_ALL_FEATURES: You cannot issue new invitations to join an organization while it is in the process of enabling all features. You can resume inviting accounts after you finalize the process when all accounts have agreed to the change.

  • PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: You cannot complete the operation with an account that does not have a payment instrument, such as a credit card, associated with it.

  • ORGANIZATION_FROM_DIFFERENT_SELLER_OF_RECORD: The request failed because the account is from a different marketplace than the accounts in the organization. For example, accounts with India addresses must be associated with the AISPL marketplace. All accounts in an organization must be from the same marketplace.

  • ORGANIZATION_MEMBERSHIP_CHANGE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to change the membership of an account too quickly after its previous change.

HTTP Status Code: 400

HandshakeNotFoundException

We can't find a handshake with the HandshakeId that you specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidHandshakeTransitionException

You can't perform the operation on the handshake in its current state. For example, you can't cancel a handshake that was already accepted, or accept a handshake that was already declined.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInputException

The requested operation failed because you provided invalid values for one or more of the request parameters. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation:

  • INVALID_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid ARN for the organization.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID.

  • INVALID_ENUM: You specified a value that is not valid for that parameter.

  • INVALID_FULL_NAME_TARGET: You specified a full name that contains invalid characters.

  • INVALID_LIST_MEMBER: You provided a list to a parameter that contains at least one invalid value.

  • MAX_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is longer than allowed.

  • MAX_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a larger value than allowed.

  • MIN_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is shorter than allowed.

  • MIN_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a smaller value than allowed.

  • IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by AWS and cannot be modified.

  • INVALID_PATTERN: You provided a value that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_PATTERN_TARGET_ID: You specified a policy target ID that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters.

  • INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation.

  • MAX_FILTER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You can specify only one filter parameter for the operation.

  • MOVING_ACCOUNT_BETWEEN_DIFFERENT_ROOTS: You can move an account only between entities in the same root.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceException

AWS Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

You've sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The limit helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Bill, the owner of an organization, has previously invited Juan's account to join his organization. The following example shows Juan's account accepting the handshake and thus agreeing to the invitation:

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1
Host: organizations.us-east-1.amazonaws.com
Accept-Encoding: identity
Content-Length: 120
X-Amz-Target: AWSOrganizationsV20161128.AcceptHandshake
X-Amz-Date: 20161130T192210Z
User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.18 Python/2.7.8 Linux/2.6.18-164.el5 botocore/1.4.9
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 
  Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20161130/us-east-1/organizations/aws4_request, 
  SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, 
  Signature=EXAMPLESIGabcdef1234567890abcdef1234567890abcdef123456EXAMPLESIG

{"HandshakeId": "h-examplehandshakeid111"}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-ba987EXAMPLE
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: 613
Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2016 19:22:16 GMT

{
  "Handshake": {
    "Action": "INVITE",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:handshake/o-exampleorgid/invite/h-examplehandshakeid111",
    "RequestedTimestamp": 1481656459.257,
    "ExpirationTimestamp": 1482952459.257,
    "Id": "h-examplehandshakeid111",
    "Parties": [
      {
        "Id": "o-exampleorgid",
        "Type": "ORGANIZATION"
      },
      {
        "Id": "juan@example.com",
        "Type": "EMAIL"
      }
    ],
    "Resources": [
      {
        "Resources": [
          {
            "Type": "MASTER_EMAIL",
            "Value": "bill@amazon.com"
          },
          {
            "Type": "MASTER_NAME",
            "Value": "Org Master Account"
          },
          {
            "Type": "ORGANIZATION_FEATURE_SET",
            "Value": "ALL"
          }
        ],
        "Type": "ORGANIZATION",
        "Value": "o-exampleorgid"
      },
      {
        "Type": "EMAIL",
        "Value": "juan@example.com"
      }
    ],
    "State": "ACCEPTED"
  }
}

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: