[ aws . organizations ]



Lists the accounts in an organization that are contained by the specified target root or organizational unit (OU). If you specify the root, you get a list of all the accounts that aren’t in any OU. If you specify an OU, you get a list of all the accounts in only that OU and not in any child OUs. To get a list of all accounts in the organization, use the ListAccounts operation.


Always check the NextToken response parameter for a null value when calling a List* operation. These operations can occasionally return an empty set of results even when there are more results available. The NextToken response parameter value is null only when there are no more results to display.

This operation can be called only from the organization’s master account or by a member account that is a delegated administrator for an AWS service.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-accounts-for-parent is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Accounts


--parent-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--parent-id (string)

The unique identifier (ID) for the parent root or organization unit (OU) whose accounts you want to list.

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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 retrieve a list of all of the accounts in a specified parent root or OU

The following example shows how to request a list of the accounts in an OU:

aws organizations list-accounts-for-parent --parent-id ou-examplerootid111-exampleouid111

The output includes a list of account summary objects.

        "Accounts": [
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/333333333333",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481835795.536,
                        "Id": "333333333333",
                        "Name": "Development Account",
                        "Email": "juan@example.com",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"
                        "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:account/o-exampleorgid/444444444444",
                        "JoinedMethod": "INVITED",
                        "JoinedTimestamp": 1481835812.143,
                        "Id": "444444444444",
                        "Name": "Test Account",
                        "Email": "anika@example.com",
                        "Status": "ACTIVE"


Accounts -> (list)

A list of the accounts in the specified root or OU.


Contains information about an AWS account that is a member of an organization.

Id -> (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the account.

The regex pattern for an account ID string requires exactly 12 digits.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the account.

For more information about ARNs in Organizations, see ARN Formats Supported by Organizations in the AWS Organizations User Guide .

Email -> (string)

The email address associated with the AWS account.

The regex pattern for this parameter is a string of characters that represents a standard internet email address.

Name -> (string)

The friendly name of the account.

The regex pattern that is used to validate this parameter is a string of any of the characters in the ASCII character range.

Status -> (string)

The status of the account in the organization.

JoinedMethod -> (string)

The method by which the account joined the organization.

JoinedTimestamp -> (timestamp)

The date the account became a part of the organization.

NextToken -> (string)

If present, indicates that more output is available than is included in the current response. Use this value in the NextToken request parameter in a subsequent call to the operation to get the next part of the output. You should repeat this until the NextToken response element comes back as null .