Enabling a delegated admin account for AWS Account Management - AWS Account Management

Enabling a delegated admin account for AWS Account Management

A delegated admin account can call the AWS Account Management API operations for other member accounts in the organization. To designate a member account in your organization as a delegated admin account, use the following procedure.

Minimum permissions

To perform these tasks, you must meet the following requirements:

After you specify a delegated admin account for your organization, users and roles in that account can call the AWS CLI and AWS SDK operations in the account namespace that can work in the Organizations mode by supporting an optional AccountId parameter.

AWS Management Console

This task isn't supported in the AWS Account Management management console. You can perform this task only by using the AWS CLI or an API operation from one of the AWS SDKs.

AWS CLI & SDKs

To register a delegated admin account for the Account Management service

You can use the following commands to enable a delegated admin for the Account Management service.

You must specify the following service principal:

account.amazonaws.com
  • AWS CLI: register-delegated-administrator

    The following example registers a member account of the organization as a delegated admin for the Account Management service.

    $ aws organizations register-delegated-administrator \ --account-id 123456789012 \ --service-principal account.amazonaws.com

    This command produces no output if it's successful.

    After you run this command, you can use credentials from account 123456789012 to call Account Management AWS CLI and SDK API operations that use the --account-id parameter to reference member accounts in an organization.