AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CreateAccount operation. Creates an AWS account that is automatically a member of the organization whose credentials made the request. This is an asynchronous request that AWS performs in the background. If you want to check the status of the request later, you need the OperationId response element from this operation to provide as a parameter to the DescribeCreateAccountStatus operation.

The user who calls the API for an invitation to join must have the organizations:CreateAccount permission. If you enabled all features in the organization, then the user must also have the iam:CreateServiceLinkedRole permission so that Organizations can create the required service-linked role named OrgsServiceLinkedRoleName. For more information, see AWS Organizations and Service-Linked Roles in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

The user in the master account who calls this API must also have the iam:CreateRole permission because AWS Organizations preconfigures the new member account with a role (named OrganizationAccountAccessRole by default) that grants users in the master account administrator permissions in the new member account. Principals in the master account can assume the role. AWS Organizations clones the company name and address information for the new account from the organization's master account.

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

For more information about creating accounts, see Creating an AWS Account in Your Organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • When you create an account in an organization using the AWS Organizations console, API, or CLI commands, the information required for the account to operate as a standalone account, such as a payment method and signing the End User Licence Agreement (EULA) is not automatically collected. If you must remove an account from your organization later, you can do so only after you provide the missing information. Follow the steps at To leave an organization when all required account information has not yet been provided in the AWS Organizations User Guide.

  • If you get 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, then contact AWS Customer Support.

  • Because CreateAccount operates asynchronously, it can return a successful completion message even though account initialization might still be in progress. You might need to wait a few minutes before you can successfully access the account.

When you create a member account with this operation, you can choose whether to create the account with the IAM User and Role Access to Billing Information switch enabled. If you enable it, IAM users and roles that have appropriate permissions can view billing information for the account. If you disable this, then only the account root user can access billing information. For information about how to disable this for an account, see Granting Access to Your Billing Information and Tools.

Inheritance Hierarchy


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


public class CreateAccountRequest : AmazonOrganizationsRequest

The CreateAccountRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CreateAccountRequest()


Public Property AccountName System.String

Gets and sets the property AccountName.

The friendly name of the member account.

Public Property Email System.String

Gets and sets the property Email.

The email address of the owner to assign to the new member account. This email address must not already be associated with another AWS account. You must use a valid email address to complete account creation. You cannot access the root user of the account or remove an account that was created with an invalid email address.

Public Property IamUserAccessToBilling Amazon.Organizations.IAMUserAccessToBilling

Gets and sets the property IamUserAccessToBilling.

If set to ALLOW, the new account enables IAM users to access account billing information if they have the required permissions. If set to DENY, then only the root user of the new account can access account billing information. For more information, see Activating Access to the Billing and Cost Management Console in the AWS Billing and Cost Management User Guide.

If you do not specify this parameter, the value defaults to ALLOW, and IAM users and roles with the required permissions can access billing information for the new account.

Public Property RoleName System.String

Gets and sets the property RoleName.


The name of an IAM role that Organizations automatically preconfigures in the new member account. This role trusts the master account, allowing users in the master account to assume the role, as permitted by the master account administrator. The role has administrator permissions in the new member account.

If you do not specify this parameter, the role name defaults to OrganizationAccountAccessRole.

For more information about how to use this role to access the member account, see Accessing and Administering the Member Accounts in Your Organization in the AWS Organizations User Guide, and steps 2 and 3 in Tutorial: Delegate Access Across AWS Accounts Using IAM Roles in the IAM User Guide.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of characters that can consist of uppercase letters, lowercase letters, digits with no spaces, and any of the following characters: =,.@-


The owner of an organization creates a member account in the organization. The following example shows that when the organization owner creates the member account, the account is preconfigured with the name "Production Account" and an owner email address of An IAM role is automatically created using the default name because the roleName parameter is not used. AWS Organizations sends Susan a "Welcome to AWS" email:

To create a new account that is automatically part of the organization

var response = client.CreateAccount(new CreateAccountRequest 
    AccountName = "Production Account",
    Email = ""

CreateAccountStatus createAccountStatus = response.CreateAccountStatus;


Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.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