How do I change the name on my AWS account?

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How do I change my AWS account name?

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Your AWS account name is the name that appears in the AWS Management Console next to your account ID. You choose this name when you first create the account, but you can update the name through the AWS Billing and Management console.

Changing an account name is a task that requires root user credentials. Therefore, only the AWS account root user can modify the AWS account name.

Note: The root user credentials are different than the account name. The root user logs in with the email and password that were used to first create the account. Unlike the account name, the root user identity can't be changed.

To change the name of an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user, see Renaming an IAM user.


1.    Use your root user credentials to sign in to the AWS account that you want to modify.

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 appear in the AWS Management Console.

Related information

After I use AWS Organizations to create a member account, how do I access that account?

Permissions required to access IAM resources

IAM identities (users, user groups, and roles)

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