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[ aws . organizations ]



Retrieves Organizations-related information about the specified account.

This operation can be called only from the organization's management account or by a member account that is a delegated administrator for an Amazon Web Services service.

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)

The unique identifier (ID) of the Amazon Web Services account that you want information about. You can get the ID from the ListAccounts or ListAccountsForParent operations.

The regex pattern for an account ID string requires exactly 12 digits.

--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.


To get the details about an account

The following example shows you how to request details about an account:

aws organizations describe-account --account-id 555555555555

The output shows an account object with the details about the account:

        "Account": {
                "Id": "555555555555",
                "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/555555555555",
                "Name": "Beta account",
                "Email": "",
                "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                "JoinedTimeStamp": 1481756563.134,
                "Status": "ACTIVE"


Account -> (structure)

A structure that contains information about the requested account.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the account.

The regex pattern for an account ID string requires exactly 12 digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the account.

For more information about ARNs in Organizations, see ARN Formats Supported by Organizations in the Amazon Web Services Service Authorization Reference .

Email -> (string)

The email address associated with the Amazon Web Services account.

The regex pattern for this parameter is a string of characters that represents a standard internet email address.

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of the account.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of any of the characters in the ASCII character range.

Status -> (string)

The status of the account in the organization.

JoinedMethod -> (string)

The method by which the account joined the organization.

JoinedTimestamp -> (timestamp)

The date the account became a part of the organization.