How can I resolve the error "You have exceeded the allowed number of AWS accounts." for AWS Organizations?

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I received the error message "You have exceeded the allowed number of AWS accounts." when inviting or creating accounts in AWS Organizations.

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This error indicates that you exceeded the default maximum number of AWS accounts for your AWS Organizations organization. The default maximum number of accounts allowed in an organization is 10.


You can request an increase to the maximum number of accounts for Service Quotas allowed in your AWS Organizations organization. You can use either the Services Quota console or the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

Note: If you receive errors when running AWS CLI commands, make sure that you're using the most recent version of the AWS CLI.

Important: Organizations is a global service that is physically hosted in the US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1) AWS Region. You must use the us-east-1 Region to access Organizations quotas using the Service Quotas console or AWS CLI.

Services Quota console

1.    Open the Service Quotas console in the us-east-1 Region.

2.    In the navigation pane, expand Organization, and then choose Quota request template.

3.    In Quota request template, choose Add quota.

4.    Choose the Region dropdown list, and choose US East (N. Virginia).

5.    Choose the Service dropdown list, and choose AWS Organizations.

6.    Choose the Quota dropdown list, and choose Default maximum number of accounts.

7.    In Desired quota value, enter your value.

Note: The value must be larger than 10 and more than your current value.

8.    Choose Add.

For more information, see Requesting a quota increase.


Request a quota increase using the AWS CLI command request-service-quota-increase similar to the following:

Note: Replace your-value with your value.

$ aws service-quotas request-service-quota-increase --service-code organizations --quota-code L-29A0C5DF --desired-value your-value

For more information, see How can I request, view, and manage service quota increase requests using AWS CLI commands?

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