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[ aws . organizations ]

describe-organization

Description

Retrieves information about the organization that the user's account belongs to.

This operation can be called from any account in the organization.

Note

Even if a policy type is shown as available in the organization, you can disable it separately at the root level with DisablePolicyType . Use ListRoots to see the status of policy types for a specified root.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Synopsis

  describe-organization
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--debug]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--no-verify-ssl]
[--no-paginate]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--no-sign-request]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]

Options

--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.

Examples

Note

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 get information about the current organization

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

aws organizations describe-organization

The output includes an organization object that has the details about the organization:

{
        "Organization": {
                "MasterAccountArn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/111111111111",
                "MasterAccountEmail": "bill@example.com",
                "MasterAccountId": "111111111111",
                "Id": "o-exampleorgid",
                "FeatureSet": "ALL",
                "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:organization/o-exampleorgid",
                "AvailablePolicyTypes": [
                        {
                                "Status": "ENABLED",
                                "Type": "SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY"
                        }
                ]
        }
}

Output

Organization -> (structure)

A structure that contains information about the organization.

Warning

The AvailablePolicyTypes part of the response is deprecated, and you shouldn't use it in your apps. It doesn't include any policy type supported by Organizations other than SCPs. To determine which policy types are enabled in your organization, use the `` ListRoots `` operation.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of an organization.

The regex pattern for an organization ID string requires "o-" followed by from 10 to 32 lowercase letters or digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an organization.

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

FeatureSet -> (string)

Specifies the functionality that currently is available to the organization. If set to "ALL", then all features are enabled and policies can be applied to accounts in the organization. If set to "CONSOLIDATED_BILLING", then only consolidated billing functionality is available. For more information, see Enabling All Features in Your Organization in the Organizations User Guide .

MasterAccountArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the account that is designated as the management account for the organization.

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

MasterAccountId -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the management account of an organization.

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

MasterAccountEmail -> (string)

The email address that is associated with the Amazon Web Services account that is designated as the management account for the organization.

AvailablePolicyTypes -> (list)

Warning

Do not use. This field is deprecated and doesn't provide complete information about the policies in your organization.

To determine the policies that are enabled and available for use in your organization, use the ListRoots operation instead.

(structure)

Contains information about a policy type and its status in the associated root.

Type -> (string)

The name of the policy type.

Status -> (string)

The status of the policy type as it relates to the associated root. To attach a policy of the specified type to a root or to an OU or account in that root, it must be available in the organization and enabled for that root.