CreateMembers - Amazon GuardDuty


Creates member accounts of the current AWS account by specifying a list of AWS account IDs. This step is a prerequisite for managing the associated member accounts either by invitation or through an organization.

When using Create Members as an organizations delegated administrator this action will enable GuardDuty in the added member accounts, with the exception of the organization delegated administrator account, which must enable GuardDuty prior to being added as a member.

If you are adding accounts by invitation, use this action after GuardDuty has bee enabled in potential member accounts and before using InviteMembers.

Request Syntax

POST /detector/detectorId/member HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "accountDetails": [ { "accountId": "string", "email": "string" } ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The unique ID of the detector of the GuardDuty account that you want to associate member accounts with.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 300.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A list of account ID and email address pairs of the accounts that you want to associate with the GuardDuty administrator account.

Type: Array of AccountDetail objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 50 items.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "unprocessedAccounts": [ { "accountId": "string", "result": "string" } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A list of objects that include the accountIds of the unprocessed accounts and a result string that explains why each was unprocessed.

Type: Array of UnprocessedAccount objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 50 items.


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


A bad request exception object.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal server error exception object.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: