How do I assign ownership of my AWS account to another entity?

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I want to assign ownership of my AWS account and its associated resources to another entity.

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To transfer ownership of your AWS account, you must have the root user's email address and password.

Best practices before assigning ownership of an AWS account

Assign ownership to a different entity

AWS’s consent is required to assign ownership of an AWS account to another entity. AWS publicly provides its consent to customers seeking to assign an AWS account in most situations, provided that the requirements on the AWS Account Assignment Requirements page are met.

If you need help to determine if you satisfy these requirements, contact your AWS representative.

If you can't meet all AWS Account Assignment Requirements but you still want to assign an account, then follow these instructions:

  1. Complete the Sales Support form with your information.
  2. For Use Case, choose Other.
  3. For Nature of Inquiry, choose Sales Support.
  4. For Tell us about your project, enter that you want to transfer ownership of your account.
  5. Choose Submit.

After you submit your form, an AWS Sales team member will contact you to complete the assignment process.

Update AWS root user account access to complete the account assignment process

To complete the assignment of your AWS account to another entity, you must transfer root account access.

To transfer root account access, complete the following steps:

Important: These steps will change the account and billing information on the root user account.

  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 to update each account credential to use the new root user sign-in credentials.
    Note: You can't update the email address to an email address associated with a closed AWS account.
  5. Choose Save Changes after updating the credential.
  6. Choose Done.
  7. On the navigation bar, choose your account name, and then choose Sign out.

Use the new root user credentials to sign in. For more information, see Using the AWS account root user.

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I attempted the above steps to transfer to a colleague, but I get the error that "This email address is already associated with an AWS account. Try again or sign in with that account." I retired the account to which I'm trying to transfer ownership, but I still get the same error. How can I complete this transfer?

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I cannot seem to get this to work. I need to change the root account email address, as the person who held the root account is no longer with the company. Similar error to above.

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What I am actually looking for is to keep the existing environment completely as it is, but in the name of a new legal entity. will the above help me achieve this ? is their any cons from doing this ? I need to keep all the running applications and services I am using

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Hi, a customer wants to switch the maintenance of their AWS account from another service provider to my employer. This service provider has ownership of the account at the moment and we want to bring this account into our AWS-Organisation. Besides transferring the legal ownership via sales how do I import the account into our organizational structures? Do I simply invite the account after legal ownership is transferred and all infrastructure just keeps on working?

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