InviteAccountToOrganization - AWS Organizations

InviteAccountToOrganization

Sends an invitation to another account to join your organization as a member account. AWS Organizations sends email on your behalf to the email address that is associated with the other account's owner. The invitation is implemented as a Handshake whose details are in the response.

Important
  • You can invite AWS accounts only from the same seller as the management account. For example, if your organization's management account was created by Amazon Internet Services Pvt. Ltd (AISPL), an AWS seller in India, you can invite only other AISPL accounts to your organization. You can't combine accounts from AISPL and AWS or from any other AWS seller. For more information, see Consolidated Billing in India.

  • If you receive an exception that indicates that you exceeded your account limits for the organization or that the operation failed because your organization is still initializing, wait one hour and then try again. If the error persists after an hour, contact AWS Support.

If the request includes tags, then the requester must have the organizations:TagResource permission.

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

Request Syntax

{ "Notes": "string", "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "Target": { "Id": "string", "Type": "string" } }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

Notes

Additional information that you want to include in the generated email to the recipient account owner.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1024.

Pattern: [\s\S]*

Required: No

Tags

A list of tags that you want to attach to the account when it becomes a member of the organization. For each tag in the list, you must specify both a tag key and a value. You can set the value to an empty string, but you can't set it to null. For more information about tagging, see Tagging AWS Organizations resources in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

Important

Any tags in the request are checked for compliance with any applicable tag policies when the request is made. The request is rejected if the tags in the request don't match the requirements of the policy at that time. Tag policy compliance is not checked again when the invitation is accepted and the tags are actually attached to the account. That means that if the tag policy changes between the invitation and the acceptance, then that tags could potentially be non-compliant.

Note

If any one of the tags is invalid or if you exceed the allowed number of tags for an account, then the entire request fails and invitations are not sent.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No

Target

The identifier (ID) of the AWS account that you want to invite to join your organization. This is a JSON object that contains the following elements:

{ "Type": "ACCOUNT", "Id": "< account id number >" }

If you use the AWS CLI, you can submit this as a single string, similar to the following example:

--target Id=123456789012,Type=ACCOUNT

If you specify "Type": "ACCOUNT", you must provide the AWS account ID number as the Id. If you specify "Type": "EMAIL", you must specify the email address that is associated with the account.

--target Id=diego@example.com,Type=EMAIL

Type: HandshakeParty object

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Handshake": { "Action": "string", "Arn": "string", "ExpirationTimestamp": number, "Id": "string", "Parties": [ { "Id": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "RequestedTimestamp": number, "Resources": [ { "Resources": [ "HandshakeResource" ], "Type": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "State": "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.

Handshake

A structure that contains details about the handshake that is created to support this invitation request.

Type: Handshake object

Errors

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

AccessDeniedException

You don't have permissions to perform the requested operation. The user or role that is making the request must have at least one IAM permissions policy attached that grants the required permissions. For more information, see Access Management in the IAM User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AccountOwnerNotVerifiedException

You can't invite an existing account to your organization until you verify that you own the email address associated with the management account. For more information, see Email Address Verification in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException

Your account isn't a member of an organization. To make this request, you must use the credentials of an account that belongs to an organization.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConcurrentModificationException

The target of the operation is currently being modified by a different request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ConstraintViolationException

Performing this operation violates a minimum or maximum value limit. For example, attempting to remove the last service control policy (SCP) from an OU or root, inviting or creating too many accounts to the organization, or attaching too many policies to an account, OU, or root. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_ORGANIZAION: You attempted to remove the management account from the organization. You can't remove the management account. Instead, after you remove all member accounts, delete the organization itself.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_WITHOUT_EULA: You attempted to remove an account from the organization that doesn't yet have enough information to exist as a standalone account. This account requires you to first agree to the AWS Customer Agreement. Follow the steps at Removing a member account from your organizationin the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • ACCOUNT_CANNOT_LEAVE_WITHOUT_PHONE_VERIFICATION: You attempted to remove an account from the organization that doesn't yet have enough information to exist as a standalone account. This account requires you to first complete phone verification. Follow the steps at Removing a member account from your organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • ACCOUNT_CREATION_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of accounts that you can create in one day.

  • ACCOUNT_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the limit on the number of accounts in an organization. If you need more accounts, contact AWS Support to request an increase in your limit.

    Or the number of invitations that you tried to send would cause you to exceed the limit of accounts in your organization. Send fewer invitations or contact AWS Support to request an increase in the number of accounts.

    Note

    Deleted and closed accounts still count toward your limit.

    Important

    If you get this exception when running a command immediately after creating the organization, wait one hour and try again. After an hour, if the command continues to fail with this error, contact AWS Support.

  • CANNOT_REGISTER_MASTER_AS_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR: You attempted to register the management account of the organization as a delegated administrator for an AWS service integrated with Organizations. You can designate only a member account as a delegated administrator.

  • CANNOT_REMOVE_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR_FROM_ORG: You attempted to remove an account that is registered as a delegated administrator for a service integrated with your organization. To complete this operation, you must first deregister this account as a delegated administrator.

  • CREATE_ORGANIZATION_IN_BILLING_MODE_UNSUPPORTED_REGION: To create an organization in the specified region, you must enable all features mode.

  • DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATOR_EXISTS_FOR_THIS_SERVICE: You attempted to register an AWS account as a delegated administrator for an AWS service that already has a delegated administrator. To complete this operation, you must first deregister any existing delegated administrators for this service.

  • EMAIL_VERIFICATION_CODE_EXPIRED: The email verification code is only valid for a limited period of time. You must resubmit the request and generate a new verfication code.

  • HANDSHAKE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of handshakes that you can send in one day.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_ADDRESS_DOES_NOT_MATCH_MARKETPLACE: To create an account in this organization, you first must migrate the organization's management account to the marketplace that corresponds to the management account's address. For example, accounts with India addresses must be associated with the AISPL marketplace. All accounts in an organization must be associated with the same marketplace.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_MISSING_BUSINESS_LICENSE: Applies only to the AWS Regions in China. To create an organization, the master must have an valid business license. For more information, contact customer support.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_MISSING_CONTACT_INFO: To complete this operation, you must first provide a valid contact address and phone number for the management account. Then try the operation again.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_NOT_GOVCLOUD_ENABLED: To complete this operation, the management account must have an associated account in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region. For more information, see AWS Organizations in the AWS GovCloud User Guide.

  • MASTER_ACCOUNT_PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: To create an organization with this management account, you first must associate a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card, with the account. Follow the steps at To leave an organization when all required account information has not yet been provided in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • MAX_DELEGATED_ADMINISTRATORS_FOR_SERVICE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to register more delegated administrators than allowed for the service principal.

  • MAX_POLICY_TYPE_ATTACHMENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of policies of a certain type that can be attached to an entity at one time.

  • MAX_TAG_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You have exceeded the number of tags allowed on this resource.

  • MEMBER_ACCOUNT_PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: To complete this operation with this member account, you first must associate a valid payment instrument, such as a credit card, with the account. Follow the steps at To leave an organization when all required account information has not yet been provided in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • MIN_POLICY_TYPE_ATTACHMENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to detach a policy from an entity that would cause the entity to have fewer than the minimum number of policies of a certain type required.

  • ORGANIZATION_NOT_IN_ALL_FEATURES_MODE: You attempted to perform an operation that requires the organization to be configured to support all features. An organization that supports only consolidated billing features can't perform this operation.

  • OU_DEPTH_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to create an OU tree that is too many levels deep.

  • OU_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of OUs that you can have in an organization.

  • POLICY_CONTENT_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to create a policy that is larger than the maximum size.

  • POLICY_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of policies that you can have in an organization.

  • TAG_POLICY_VIOLATION: You attempted to create or update a resource with tags that are not compliant with the tag policy requirements for this account.

HTTP Status Code: 400

DuplicateHandshakeException

A handshake with the same action and target already exists. For example, if you invited an account to join your organization, the invited account might already have a pending invitation from this organization. If you intend to resend an invitation to an account, ensure that existing handshakes that might be considered duplicates are canceled or declined.

HTTP Status Code: 400

FinalizingOrganizationException

AWS Organizations couldn't perform the operation because your organization hasn't finished initializing. This can take up to an hour. Try again later. If after one hour you continue to receive this error, contact AWS Support.

HTTP Status Code: 400

HandshakeConstraintViolationException

The requested operation would violate the constraint identified in the reason code.

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation:

  • ACCOUNT_NUMBER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the limit on the number of accounts in an organization. Note that deleted and closed accounts still count toward your limit.

    Important

    If you get this exception immediately after creating the organization, wait one hour and try again. If after an hour it continues to fail with this error, contact AWS Support.

  • ALREADY_IN_AN_ORGANIZATION: The handshake request is invalid because the invited account is already a member of an organization.

  • HANDSHAKE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to exceed the number of handshakes that you can send in one day.

  • INVITE_DISABLED_DURING_ENABLE_ALL_FEATURES: You can't issue new invitations to join an organization while it's in the process of enabling all features. You can resume inviting accounts after you finalize the process when all accounts have agreed to the change.

  • ORGANIZATION_ALREADY_HAS_ALL_FEATURES: The handshake request is invalid because the organization has already enabled all features.

  • ORGANIZATION_FROM_DIFFERENT_SELLER_OF_RECORD: The request failed because the account is from a different marketplace than the accounts in the organization. For example, accounts with India addresses must be associated with the AISPL marketplace. All accounts in an organization must be from the same marketplace.

  • ORGANIZATION_MEMBERSHIP_CHANGE_RATE_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You attempted to change the membership of an account too quickly after its previous change.

  • PAYMENT_INSTRUMENT_REQUIRED: You can't complete the operation with an account that doesn't have a payment instrument, such as a credit card, associated with it.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInputException

The requested operation failed because you provided invalid values for one or more of the request parameters. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:

Note

Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation.

  • DUPLICATE_TAG_KEY: Tag keys must be unique among the tags attached to the same entity.

  • IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by AWS and can't be modified.

  • INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters.

  • INVALID_ENUM: You specified an invalid value.

  • INVALID_ENUM_POLICY_TYPE: You specified an invalid policy type string.

  • INVALID_FULL_NAME_TARGET: You specified a full name that contains invalid characters.

  • INVALID_LIST_MEMBER: You provided a list to a parameter that contains at least one invalid value.

  • INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation.

  • INVALID_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party.

  • INVALID_PATTERN: You provided a value that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_PATTERN_TARGET_ID: You specified a policy target ID that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_ROLE_NAME: You provided a role name that isn't valid. A role name can't begin with the reserved prefix AWSServiceRoleFor.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the organization.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID.

  • INVALID_SYSTEM_TAGS_PARAMETER: You specified a tag key that is a system tag. You can’t add, edit, or delete system tag keys because they're reserved for AWS use. System tags don’t count against your tags per resource limit.

  • MAX_FILTER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You can specify only one filter parameter for the operation.

  • MAX_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is longer than allowed.

  • MAX_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a larger value than allowed.

  • MIN_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is shorter than allowed.

  • MIN_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a smaller value than allowed.

  • MOVING_ACCOUNT_BETWEEN_DIFFERENT_ROOTS: You can move an account only between entities in the same root.

  • TARGET_NOT_SUPPORTED: You can't perform the specified operation on that target entity.

  • UNRECOGNIZED_SERVICE_PRINCIPAL: You specified a service principal that isn't recognized.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceException

AWS Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

TooManyRequestsException

You have sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The quota helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.

For information about quotas that affect AWS Organizations, see Quotas for AWS Organizationsin the AWS Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

Example

The following example shows the management account owned by diego@example.com inviting the account owned by juan@example.com to join an organization.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 X-Amz-Target: AWSOrganizationsV20161128.InviteAccountToOrganization { "Notes": "This is a request for Juan's account to join Diego's organization", "Target": {"Type": "EMAIL", "Id": "juan@example.com"} }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/json { "Handshake": { "Action": "INVITE", "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:handshake/o-exampleorgid/invite/h-examplehandshakeid111", "ExpirationTimestamp": 1482952459.257, "Id": "h-examplehandshakeid111", "Parties": [ { "Id": "o-exampleorgid", "Type": "ORGANIZATION" }, { "Id": "juan@example.com", "Type": "EMAIL" } ], "RequestedTimestamp": 1481656459.257, "Resources": [ { "Resources": [ { "Type": "MASTER_EMAIL", "Value": "diego@example.com" }, { "Type": "MASTER_NAME", "Value": "Org management account" }, { "Type": "ORGANIZATION_FEATURE_SET", "Value": "FULL" } ], "Type": "ORGANIZATION", "Value": "o-exampleorgid" }, { "Type": "EMAIL", "Value": "juan@example.com" } ], "State": "OPEN" } }

See Also

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