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[ aws . organizations ]



Lists all the accounts in the organization. To request only the accounts in a root or OU, use the list-accounts-for-parent operation instead.

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.

list-accounts is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Accounts


[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the next-token from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a next-token is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the next-token value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the next-token response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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 retrieve a list of all of the accounts in an organization

The following example shows you how to request a list of the accounts in an organization:

aws organizations list-accounts

The output includes a list of account summary objects.

        "Accounts": [
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/111111111111",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481830215.45,
                        "Id": "111111111111",
                        "Name": "Master Account",
                        "Email": "",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/222222222222",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481835741.044,
                        "Id": "222222222222",
                        "Name": "Production Account",
                        "Email": "",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/333333333333",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481835795.536,
                        "Id": "333333333333",
                        "Name": "Development Account",
                        "Email": "",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/444444444444",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481835812.143,
                        "Id": "444444444444",
                        "Name": "Test Account",
                        "Email": "",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"


Accounts -> (list)

A list of objects in the organization.


Contains information about an AWS account that is a member of an organization.

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 AWS Organizations User Guide .

Email -> (string)

The email address associated with the AWS 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.

NextToken -> (string)

If present, this value indicates that there is more output available than is included in the current response. Use this value in the next-token request parameter in a subsequent call to the operation to get the next part of the output. You should repeat this until the next-token response element comes back as null .