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Creates an Amazon QuickSight group.

The permissions resource is arn:aws:quicksight:us-east-1:<relevant-aws-account-id>:group/default/<group-name> .

The response is a group object.

CLI Sample:

aws quicksight create-group --aws-account-id=111122223333 --namespace=default --group-name="Sales-Management" --description="Sales Management - Forecasting"

Request Syntax

POST /accounts/AwsAccountId/namespaces/Namespace/groups HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "Description": "string", "GroupName": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


The ID for the AWS account that the group is in. Currently, you use the ID for the AWS account that contains your Amazon QuickSight account.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Pattern: ^[0-9]{12}$


The namespace. Currently, you should set this to default.

Pattern: default

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


A name for the group that you want to create.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Pattern: [\u0020-\u00FF]+

Required: Yes


A description for the group that you want to create.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 512.

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 Status Content-type: application/json { "Group": { "Arn": "string", "Description": "string", "GroupName": "string", "PrincipalId": "string" }, "RequestId": "string" }

Response Elements

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


The http status of the request.

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


The name of the group.

Type: Group object


The AWS request ID for this operation.

Type: String


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


You don't have access to this. The provided credentials couldn't be validated. You might not be authorized to carry out the request. Ensure that your account is authorized to use the Amazon QuickSight service, that your policies have the correct permissions, and that you are using the correct access keys.

HTTP Status Code: 401


An internal failure occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more parameters don't have a valid value.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A limit is exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409


One or more preconditions aren't met.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource specified doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 409


One or more resources can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


This resource is currently unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


Access is throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

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