Account / Client / get_alternate_contact



Retrieves the specified alternate contact attached to an Amazon Web Services account.

For complete details about how to use the alternate contact operations, see Access or updating the alternate contacts.


Before you can update the alternate contact information for an Amazon Web Services account that is managed by Organizations, you must first enable integration between Amazon Web Services Account Management and Organizations. For more information, see Enabling trusted access for Amazon Web Services Account Management.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_alternate_contact(
  • AccountId (string) –

    Specifies the 12 digit account ID number of the Amazon Web Services account that you want to access or modify with this operation.

    If you do not specify this parameter, it defaults to the Amazon Web Services account of the identity used to call the operation.

    To use this parameter, the caller must be an identity in the organization’s management account or a delegated administrator account, and the specified account ID must be a member account in the same organization. The organization must have all features enabled, and the organization must have trusted access enabled for the Account Management service, and optionally a delegated admin account assigned.


    The management account can’t specify its own AccountId; it must call the operation in standalone context by not including the AccountId parameter.

    To call this operation on an account that is not a member of an organization, then don’t specify this parameter, and call the operation using an identity belonging to the account whose contacts you wish to retrieve or modify.

  • AlternateContactType (string) –


    Specifies which alternate contact you want to retrieve.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'AlternateContact': {
        'AlternateContactType': 'BILLING'|'OPERATIONS'|'SECURITY',
        'EmailAddress': 'string',
        'Name': 'string',
        'PhoneNumber': 'string',
        'Title': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • AlternateContact (dict) –

      A structure that contains the details for the specified alternate contact.

      • AlternateContactType (string) –

        The type of alternate contact.

      • EmailAddress (string) –

        The email address associated with this alternate contact.

      • Name (string) –

        The name associated with this alternate contact.

      • PhoneNumber (string) –

        The phone number associated with this alternate contact.

      • Title (string) –

        The title associated with this alternate contact.