How do I change the name on my AWS account?

Last updated: 2022-06-27

How do I change my AWS account name?

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You can change the name of an AWS account in the AWS Billing and Management console.

Note: Only the AWS account root user can modify the AWS account name. For more information, see Tasks that require root user credentials.

  1. Sign in to the AWS account that you want to modify using your root user credentials.
  2. Choose your name from the navigation bar, and then select Account.
  3. Next to Account Settings, choose Edit.
    Note: If you aren't signed in as the root user, then the Edit option isn't available.
  4. Enter the new AWS account name, and then choose Update.

Note: If your AWS Organizations has service control policies (SCPs) that restrict access to aws-portal, then this method doesn't work. Instead of choosing Account in the AWS Management Console, choose Security Credentials. Additionally, make sure that the iam:UpdateAccountName action isn't restricted by your SCPs.

The updated account name can take up to four hours to reflect in the AWS Management Console.