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[ aws . organizations ]

describe-organizational-unit

Description

Retrieves information about an organizational unit (OU).

This operation can be called only from the organization's master account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  describe-organizational-unit
--organizational-unit-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--organizational-unit-id (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the organizational unit that you want details about. You can get the ID from the ListOrganizationalUnitsForParent operation.

The regex pattern for an organizational unit ID string requires "ou-" followed by from 4 to 32 lower-case letters or digits (the ID of the root that contains the OU) followed by a second "-" dash and from 8 to 32 additional lower-case letters or 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.

Examples

To get information about an OU

The following example shows how to request details about an OU:

aws organizations describe-organizational-unit --organizational-unit-id ou-examplerootid111-exampleouid111

The output includes an OrganizationUnit object that contains the details about the OU:

{
        "OrganizationalUnit": {
                "Name": "Accounting Group",
                "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::o-exampleorgid:ou/o-exampleorgid/ou-examplerootid111-exampleouid111",
                "Id": "ou-examplerootid111-exampleouid111"
        }
}

Output

OrganizationalUnit -> (structure)

A structure that contains details about the specified OU.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) associated with this OU.

The regex pattern for an organizational unit ID string requires "ou-" followed by from 4 to 32 lower-case letters or digits (the ID of the root that contains the OU) followed by a second "-" dash and from 8 to 32 additional lower-case letters or digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of this OU.

For more information about ARNs in Organizations, see ARN Formats Supported by Organizations in the AWS Organizations User Guide .

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of this OU.

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