[ aws . organizations ]



Deletes an organizational unit (OU) from a root or another OU. You must first remove all accounts and child OUs from the OU that you want to delete.

This operation can be called only from the organization’s management account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--organizational-unit-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--organizational-unit-id (string)

The unique identifier (ID) of the organizational unit that you want to delete. You can get the ID from the ListOrganizationalUnitsForParent operation.

The regex pattern for an organizational unit ID string requires “ou-” followed by from 4 to 32 lowercase letters or digits (the ID of the root that contains the OU). This string is followed by a second “-” dash and from 8 to 32 additional lowercase letters or digits.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete an OU

The following example shows how to delete an OU. The example assumes that you previously removed all accounts and other OUs from the OU:

aws organizations delete-organizational-unit --organizational-unit-id ou-examplerootid111-exampleouid111