GuardDuty / Client / create_members



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.

As a delegated administrator, using CreateMembers will enable GuardDuty in the added member accounts, with the exception of the organization delegated administrator account. A delegated administrator must enable GuardDuty prior to being added as a member.

When you use CreateMembers as an Organizations delegated administrator, GuardDuty applies your organization’s auto-enable settings to the member accounts in this request, irrespective of the accounts being new or existing members. For more information about the existing auto-enable settings for your organization, see DescribeOrganizationConfiguration.

If you disassociate a member account that was added by invitation, the member account details obtained from this API, including the associated email addresses, will be retained. This is done so that the delegated administrator can invoke the InviteMembers API without the need to invoke the CreateMembers API again. To remove the details associated with a member account, the delegated administrator must invoke the DeleteMembers API.

When the member accounts added through Organizations are later disassociated, you (administrator) can’t invite them by calling the InviteMembers API. You can create an association with these member accounts again only by calling the CreateMembers API.

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