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list-roots

Description

Lists the roots that are defined in the current organization.

Note

Always check the next-token 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 next-token response parameter value is null only when there are no more results to display.

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

Note

Policy types can be enabled and disabled in roots. This is distinct from whether they are available in the organization. When you enable all features, you make policy types available for use in that organization. Individual policy types can then be enabled and disabled in a root. To see the availability of a policy type in an organization, use describe-organization .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-roots 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: Roots

Synopsis

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

--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.

Examples

To retrieve a list of the roots in an organization

This example shows you how to get the list of roots for an organization:

aws organizations list-roots

The output includes a list of root structures with summary information:

{
        "Roots": [
                {
                        "Name": "Root",
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:root/o-exampleorgid/r-examplerootid111",
                        "Id": "r-examplerootid111",
                        "PolicyTypes": [
                                {
                                        "Status":"ENABLED",
                                        "Type":"SERVICE_CONTROL_POLICY"
                                }
                        ]
                }
        ]
}

Output

Roots -> (list)

A list of roots that are defined in an organization.

(structure)

Contains details about a root. A root is a top-level parent node in the hierarchy of an organization that can contain organizational units (OUs) and accounts. Every root contains every AWS account in the organization. Each root enables the accounts to be organized in a different way and to have different policy types enabled for use in that root.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) for the root.

The regex pattern for a root ID string requires "r-" followed by from 4 to 32 lower-case letters or digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the root.

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 the root.

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

PolicyTypes -> (list)

The types of policies that are currently enabled for the root and therefore can be attached to the root or to its OUs or accounts.

Note

Even if a policy type is shown as available in the organization, you can separately enable and disable them at the root level by using enable-policy-type and disable-policy-type . Use describe-organization to see the availability of the policy types in that organization.

(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.

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 .