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[ aws . organizations ]



Lists all the accounts in the organization. To request only the accounts in a specified root or organizational unit (OU), use the ListAccountsForParent operation instead.


Always check the NextToken response parameter for a null value when calling a List* operation. These operations can occasionally return an empty set of results even when there are more results available. The NextToken response parameter value is null only when there are no more results to display.

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.

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. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken 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 NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken 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 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 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 Amazon Web Services 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 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.

NextToken -> (string)

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