AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Retrieves Organizations-related information about the specified account.

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


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeAccountAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Organizations
Assembly: AWSSDK.Organizations.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract DescribeAccountResponse DescribeAccount(
         DescribeAccountRequest request
Type: Amazon.Organizations.Model.DescribeAccountRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the DescribeAccount service method.

Return Value
The response from the DescribeAccount service method, as returned by Organizations.


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.
AccountNotFoundException We can't find an AWS account with the AccountId that you specified, or the account whose credentials you used to make this request is not a member of an organization.
AWSOrganizationsNotInUseException Your account is not a member of an organization. To make this request, you must use the credentials of an account that belongs to an organization.
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: Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation: IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by AWS and cannot be modified. INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters. INVALID_ENUM: You specified a value that is not valid for that parameter. 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_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party. INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation. 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 is not valid. A role name can’t begin with the reserved prefix 'AWSServiceRoleFor'. INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid ARN for the organization. INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID. 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.
ServiceException AWS Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.
TooManyRequestsException You've sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The limit helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.


The following example shows a user in the master account (111111111111) asking for details about account 555555555555:

To get the details about an account

var response = client.DescribeAccount(new DescribeAccountRequest 
    AccountId = "555555555555"

Account account = response.Account;


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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