[ aws . iot ]



Transfers the specified certificate to the specified AWS account.

You can cancel the transfer until it is acknowledged by the recipient.

No notification is sent to the transfer destination’s account. It is up to the caller to notify the transfer target.

The certificate being transferred must not be in the ACTIVE state. You can use the UpdateCertificate API to deactivate it.

The certificate must not have any policies attached to it. You can use the DetachPrincipalPolicy API to detach them.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--certificate-id <value>
--target-aws-account <value>
[--transfer-message <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--certificate-id (string)

The ID of the certificate. (The last part of the certificate ARN contains the certificate ID.)

--target-aws-account (string)

The AWS account.

--transfer-message (string)

The transfer message.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To transfer a device certificate to a different AWS account

The following transfer-certificate example transfers a device certificate to another AWS account. The certificate and AWS account are identified by ID.

aws iot transfer-certificate \
    --certificate-id 488b6a7f2acdeb00a77384e63c4e40b18b1b3caaae57b7272ba44c45e3448142 \
    --target-aws-account 030714055129


    "transferredCertificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:030714055129:cert/488b6a7f2acdeb00a77384e63c4e40b18b1b3caaae57b7272ba44c45e3448142"

For more information, see TransferCertificate in the AWS IoT API Reference.


transferredCertificateArn -> (string)

The ARN of the certificate.