DirectoryService / Client / describe_shared_directories



Returns the shared directories in your account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_shared_directories(
  • OwnerDirectoryId (string) –


    Returns the identifier of the directory in the directory owner account.

  • SharedDirectoryIds (list) –

    A list of identifiers of all shared directories in your account.

    • (string) –

  • NextToken (string) – The DescribeSharedDirectoriesResult.NextToken value from a previous call to DescribeSharedDirectories. Pass null if this is the first call.

  • Limit (integer) – The number of shared directories to return in the response object.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'SharedDirectories': [
            'OwnerAccountId': 'string',
            'OwnerDirectoryId': 'string',
            'ShareMethod': 'ORGANIZATIONS'|'HANDSHAKE',
            'SharedAccountId': 'string',
            'SharedDirectoryId': 'string',
            'ShareStatus': 'Shared'|'PendingAcceptance'|'Rejected'|'Rejecting'|'RejectFailed'|'Sharing'|'ShareFailed'|'Deleted'|'Deleting',
            'ShareNotes': 'string',
            'CreatedDateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'LastUpdatedDateTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • SharedDirectories (list) –

      A list of all shared directories in your account.

      • (dict) –

        Details about the shared directory in the directory owner account for which the share request in the directory consumer account has been accepted.

        • OwnerAccountId (string) –

          Identifier of the directory owner account, which contains the directory that has been shared to the consumer account.

        • OwnerDirectoryId (string) –

          Identifier of the directory in the directory owner account.

        • ShareMethod (string) –

          The method used when sharing a directory to determine whether the directory should be shared within your Amazon Web Services organization ( ORGANIZATIONS) or with any Amazon Web Services account by sending a shared directory request ( HANDSHAKE).

        • SharedAccountId (string) –

          Identifier of the directory consumer account that has access to the shared directory ( OwnerDirectoryId) in the directory owner account.

        • SharedDirectoryId (string) –

          Identifier of the shared directory in the directory consumer account. This identifier is different for each directory owner account.

        • ShareStatus (string) –

          Current directory status of the shared Managed Microsoft AD directory.

        • ShareNotes (string) –

          A directory share request that is sent by the directory owner to the directory consumer. The request includes a typed message to help the directory consumer administrator determine whether to approve or reject the share invitation.

        • CreatedDateTime (datetime) –

          The date and time that the shared directory was created.

        • LastUpdatedDateTime (datetime) –

          The date and time that the shared directory was last updated.

    • NextToken (string) –

      If not null, token that indicates that more results are available. Pass this value for the NextToken parameter in a subsequent call to DescribeSharedDirectories to retrieve the next set of items.


  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.EntityDoesNotExistException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.InvalidNextTokenException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.UnsupportedOperationException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.ClientException

  • DirectoryService.Client.exceptions.ServiceException