CreateAccountAlias - AWS Identity and Access Management


Creates an alias for your AWS account. For information about using an AWS account alias, see Creating, deleting, and listing an AWS account alias in the AWS Sign-In User Guide.

Request Parameters

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


The account alias to create.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of lowercase letters, digits, and dashes. You cannot start or finish with a dash, nor can you have two dashes in a row.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 63.

Pattern: ^[a-z0-9]([a-z0-9]|-(?!-)){1,61}[a-z0-9]$

Required: Yes


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


The request was rejected because multiple requests to change this object were submitted simultaneously. Wait a few minutes and submit your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The request was rejected because it attempted to create a resource that already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500



This example illustrates one usage of CreateAccountAlias.

Sample Request &AccountAlias=example-corporation &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CreateAccountAliasResponse xmlns=""> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>36b5db08-f1b0-11df-8fbe-45274EXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </CreateAccountAliasResponse>

See Also

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