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[ aws . organizations ]



Closes an Amazon Web Services member account within an organization. You can't close the management account with this API. This is an asynchronous request that Amazon Web Services performs in the background. Because CloseAccount operates asynchronously, it can return a successful completion message even though account closure might still be in progress. You need to wait a few minutes before the account is fully closed. To check the status of the request, do one of the following:

  • Use the AccountId that you sent in the CloseAccount request to provide as a parameter to the DescribeAccount operation. While the close account request is in progress, Account status will indicate PENDING_CLOSURE. When the close account request completes, the status will change to SUSPENDED.
  • Check the CloudTrail log for the CloseAccountResult event that gets published after the account closes successfully. For information on using CloudTrail with Organizations, see Logging and monitoring in Organizations in the Organizations User Guide.


  • You can only close 10% of active member accounts within a rolling 30 day period. This quota is not bound by a calendar month, but starts when you close an account. Within 30 days of that initial account closure, you can't exceed the 10% account closure limit.
  • To reinstate a closed account, contact Amazon Web Services Support within the 90-day grace period while the account is in SUSPENDED status.
  • If the Amazon Web Services account you attempt to close is linked to an Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) account, the CloseAccount request will close both accounts. To learn important pre-closure details, see Closing an Amazon Web Services GovCloud (US) account in the Amazon Web Services GovCloud User Guide .

For more information about closing accounts, see Closing an Amazon Web Services account in the Organizations User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--account-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--account-id (string)

Retrieves the Amazon Web Services account Id for the current CloseAccount API request.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.