[ aws . workmail ]



Creates a new WorkMail organization. Optionally, you can choose to associate an existing AWS Directory Service directory with your organization. If an AWS Directory Service directory ID is specified, the organization alias must match the directory alias. If you choose not to associate an existing directory with your organization, then we create a new WorkMail directory for you. For more information, see Adding an organization in the WorkMail Administrator Guide .

You can associate multiple email domains with an organization, then choose your default email domain from the WorkMail console. You can also associate a domain that is managed in an Amazon Route 53 public hosted zone. For more information, see Adding a domain and Choosing the default domain in the WorkMail Administrator Guide .

Optionally, you can use a customer managed key from AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) to encrypt email for your organization. If you don’t associate an AWS KMS key, WorkMail creates a default, AWS managed key for you.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--directory-id <value>]
--alias <value>
[--client-token <value>]
[--domains <value>]
[--kms-key-arn <value>]
[--enable-interoperability | --no-enable-interoperability]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--directory-id (string)

The AWS Directory Service directory ID.

--alias (string)

The organization alias.

--client-token (string)

The idempotency token associated with the request.

--domains (list)

The email domains to associate with the organization.


The domain to associate with an WorkMail organization.

When you configure a domain hosted in Amazon Route 53 (Route 53), all recommended DNS records are added to the organization when you create it. For more information, see Adding a domain in the WorkMail Administrator Guide .

DomainName -> (string)

The fully qualified domain name.

HostedZoneId -> (string)

The hosted zone ID for a domain hosted in Route 53. Required when configuring a domain hosted in Route 53.

Shorthand Syntax:

DomainName=string,HostedZoneId=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "DomainName": "string",
    "HostedZoneId": "string"

--kms-key-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of a customer managed key from AWS KMS.

--enable-interoperability | --no-enable-interoperability (boolean)

When true , allows organization interoperability between WorkMail and Microsoft Exchange. If true , you must include a AD Connector directory ID in the request.

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.


OrganizationId -> (string)

The organization ID.