Posted On: Oct 1, 2021

Today, we are making it easier for customers to view and update the alternate contacts on their AWS accounts using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and AWS SDK. Customers can now programmatically keep their billing, operations, and security contacts for their accounts up to date to ensure that they receive important notifications about their AWS accounts. Support for additional account settings will be available in future releases.

For customers using AWS Organizations, organization administrators can now centrally manage alternate contacts for member accounts using the management account or a delegated administrator account without requiring credentials for each AWS account. For example, you can now set the same security alternate contact on all of your accounts so your Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) team can receive important security notifications about your AWS accounts. To learn how you can update the alternate contacts across your organization, please see our blog post, Programmatically managing alternate contacts on member accounts with AWS Organizations.

The ability to update alternate contacts on AWS accounts is available at no additional charge in all commercial AWS Regions and AWS China Regions. To learn more about account management, see the documentation.