InviteMembers - Amazon GuardDuty


Invites AWS accounts to become members of an organization administered by the AWS account that invokes this API. If you are using AWS Organizations to manage your GuardDuty environment, this step is not needed. For more information, see Managing accounts with organizations.

To invite AWS accounts, the first step is to ensure that GuardDuty has been enabled in the potential member accounts. You can now invoke this API to add accounts by invitation. The invited accounts can either accept or decline the invitation from their GuardDuty accounts. Each invited AWS account can choose to accept the invitation from only one AWS account. For more information, see Managing GuardDuty accounts by invitation.

After the invite has been accepted and you choose to disassociate a member account (by using DisassociateMembers) from your account, the details of the member account obtained by invoking CreateMembers, including the associated email addresses, will be retained. This is done so that you can invoke InviteMembers without the need to invoke CreateMembers again. To remove the details associated with a member account, you must also invoke DeleteMembers.

Request Syntax

POST /detector/detectorId/member/invite HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "accountIds": [ "string" ], "disableEmailNotification": boolean, "message": "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 invite members 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 IDs of the accounts that you want to invite to GuardDuty as members.

Type: Array of strings

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

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Required: Yes


A Boolean value that specifies whether you want to disable email notification to the accounts that you are inviting to GuardDuty as members.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The invitation message that you want to send to the accounts that you're inviting to GuardDuty as members.

Type: String

Required: No

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 contain the unprocessed account and a result string that explains why it 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: