Creates member accounts of the current Amazon Web Services account by specifying a list of Amazon Web Services account IDs. This step is a prerequisite for managing the associated member accounts either by invitation or through an organization.

When using Create Members as an organizations delegated administrator this action will enable GuardDuty in the added member accounts, with the exception of the organization delegated administrator account, which must enable GuardDuty prior to being added as a member.

If you are adding accounts by invitation, use this action after GuardDuty has bee enabled in potential member accounts and before using InviteMembers.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_members(
            'AccountId': 'string',
            'Email': 'string'
  • DetectorId (string) --


    The unique ID of the detector of the GuardDuty account that you want to associate member accounts with.

  • AccountDetails (list) --


    A list of account ID and email address pairs of the accounts that you want to associate with the GuardDuty administrator account.

    • (dict) --

      Contains information about the account.

      • AccountId (string) -- [REQUIRED]

        The member account ID.

      • Email (string) -- [REQUIRED]

        The email address of the member account.

Return type



Response Syntax

    'UnprocessedAccounts': [
            'AccountId': 'string',
            'Result': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • UnprocessedAccounts (list) --

      A list of objects that include the accountIds of the unprocessed accounts and a result string that explains why each was unprocessed.

      • (dict) --

        Contains information about the accounts that weren't processed.

        • AccountId (string) --

          The Amazon Web Services account ID.

        • Result (string) --

          A reason why the account hasn't been processed.


  • GuardDuty.Client.exceptions.BadRequestException
  • GuardDuty.Client.exceptions.InternalServerErrorException