How do I transfer my AWS account to another person or business?

Last updated: 2022-09-21

I want to transfer the ownership of my AWS account and its associated resources to another party.


To transfer the ownership of your AWS account or change the AWS account root user sign-in information, you must have the email address and password for your AWS account root user.

Transfer AWS account root user access to another individual

For example, suppose you’re transferring ownership to a colleague.

Before you transfer the ownership of your AWS account, consider the following:

Warning: If your AWS account and retail account share the same email address and password, then updating the email address or password on one of the accounts changes information on the other account.

To transfer your AWS account root access and change the account and billing information on that account to another individual, do the following:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console as the root user.
  2. On the navigation bar, choose your account name, and then choose Account.
  3. Choose Edit next to Account Settings.
  4. Choose Edit next to the field to update the existing account credentials to use the sign-in credentials for the new root user.
  5. Choose Save Changes after updating the field.
  6. After changing the account credentials, choose Done.

The account is now updated to allow the new user to sign in as the AWS account root user.

Transfer ownership to a different party or business

For example, the AWS account currently owned by your business has been acquired by another business.

To assign ownership of an AWS account and its resources to another party or business, contact AWS Support for help:

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console as the root user.
  2. Open the AWS Support Center.
  3. Choose Create case.
  4. Enter the details of your case: Choose Account and billing support.
    For Type, choose Account.
    For Category, choose Ownership Transfer.
    For all other fields, enter the details for your case.
  5. For Preferred contact language, choose your preferred language.
  6. For Contact methods, choose your preferred contact method.
  7. Choose Submit.

AWS Support will contact you with next steps and help you transfer your account ownership.

If you belong to the AWS Solution Provider Program, then consult your partner development manager for additional information on this process.

To migrate AWS Organizations member accounts from one Organization to another Organization, see How do I move accounts between organizations in AWS Organizations?

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