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[ aws . ecs ]



Modifies an account setting for all users on an account for whom no individual account setting has been specified. Account settings are set on a per-Region basis.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--name <value>
--value <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--name (string)

The resource name for which to modify the account setting. If serviceLongArnFormat is specified, the ARN for your Amazon ECS services is affected. If taskLongArnFormat is specified, the ARN and resource ID for your Amazon ECS tasks is affected. If containerInstanceLongArnFormat is specified, the ARN and resource ID for your Amazon ECS container instances is affected. If awsvpcTrunking is specified, the ENI limit for your Amazon ECS container instances is affected. If containerInsights is specified, the default setting for CloudWatch Container Insights for your clusters is affected.

Fargate is transitioning from task count-based quotas to vCPU-based quotas. You can set the name to fargateVCPULimit to opt in or opt out of the vCPU-based quotas. For information about the opt in timeline, see Fargate vCPU-based quotas timeline in the Amazon ECS Developer Guide .

Possible values:

  • serviceLongArnFormat
  • taskLongArnFormat
  • containerInstanceLongArnFormat
  • awsvpcTrunking
  • containerInsights

--value (string)

The account setting value for the specified principal ARN. Accepted values are enabled and disabled .

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To modify the default account settings

The following put-account-setting-default example modifies the default account setting for all IAM users or roles on your account. These changes apply to the entire AWS account unless an IAM user or role explicitly overrides these settings for themselves.

aws ecs put-account-setting-default --name serviceLongArnFormat --value enabled


    "setting": {
        "name": "serviceLongArnFormat",
        "value": "enabled",
        "principalArn": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:root"

For more information, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and IDs in the Amazon ECS Developer Guide.


setting -> (structure)

The current setting for a resource.

name -> (string)

The Amazon ECS resource name.

value -> (string)

Determines whether the account setting is on or off for the specified resource.

principalArn -> (string)

The ARN of the principal. It can be a user, role, or the root user. If this field is omitted, the authenticated user is assumed.