CancelHandshake - Amazon Organizations
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Cancels a handshake. Canceling a handshake sets the handshake state to CANCELED.

This operation can be called only from the account that originated the handshake. The recipient of the handshake can't cancel it, but can use DeclineHandshake instead. After a handshake is canceled, the recipient can no longer respond to that handshake.

After you cancel a handshake, it continues to appear in the results of relevant APIs for only 30 days. After that, it's deleted.

Request Syntax

{ "HandshakeId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The unique identifier (ID) of the handshake that you want to cancel. You can get the ID from the ListHandshakesForOrganization operation.

The regex pattern for handshake ID string requires "h-" followed by from 8 to 32 lowercase letters or digits.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 34.

Pattern: ^h-[0-9a-z]{8,32}$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Handshake": { "Action": "string", "Arn": "string", "ExpirationTimestamp": number, "Id": "string", "Parties": [ { "Id": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "RequestedTimestamp": number, "Resources": [ { "Resources": [ "HandshakeResource" ], "Type": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "State": "string" } }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


A structure that contains details about the handshake that you canceled.

Type: Handshake object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


You don't have permissions to perform the requested operation. The user or role that is making the request must have at least one IAM permissions policy attached that grants the required permissions. For more information, see Access Management in the IAM User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The target of the operation is currently being modified by a different request. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified handshake is already in the requested state. For example, you can't accept a handshake that was already accepted.

HTTP Status Code: 400


We can't find a handshake with the HandshakeId that you specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You can't perform the operation on the handshake in its current state. For example, you can't cancel a handshake that was already accepted or accept a handshake that was already declined.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The requested operation failed because you provided invalid values for one or more of the request parameters. This exception includes a reason that contains additional information about the violated limit:


Some of the reasons in the following list might not be applicable to this specific API or operation.

  • DUPLICATE_TAG_KEY: Tag keys must be unique among the tags attached to the same entity.

  • IMMUTABLE_POLICY: You specified a policy that is managed by Amazon and can't be modified.

  • INPUT_REQUIRED: You must include a value for all required parameters.

  • INVALID_EMAIL_ADDRESS_TARGET: You specified an invalid email address for the invited account owner.

  • INVALID_ENUM: You specified an invalid value.

  • INVALID_ENUM_POLICY_TYPE: You specified an invalid policy type string.

  • INVALID_FULL_NAME_TARGET: You specified a full name that contains invalid characters.

  • INVALID_LIST_MEMBER: You provided a list to a parameter that contains at least one invalid value.

  • INVALID_PAGINATION_TOKEN: Get the value for the NextToken parameter from the response to a previous call of the operation.

  • INVALID_PARTY_TYPE_TARGET: You specified the wrong type of entity (account, organization, or email) as a party.

  • INVALID_PATTERN: You provided a value that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_PATTERN_TARGET_ID: You specified a policy target ID that doesn't match the required pattern.

  • INVALID_ROLE_NAME: You provided a role name that isn't valid. A role name can't begin with the reserved prefix AWSServiceRoleFor.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_ORGANIZATION_ARN: You specified an invalid Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the organization.

  • INVALID_SYNTAX_POLICY_ID: You specified an invalid policy ID.

  • INVALID_SYSTEM_TAGS_PARAMETER: You specified a tag key that is a system tag. You can’t add, edit, or delete system tag keys because they're reserved for Amazon use. System tags don’t count against your tags per resource limit.

  • MAX_FILTER_LIMIT_EXCEEDED: You can specify only one filter parameter for the operation.

  • MAX_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is longer than allowed.

  • MAX_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a larger value than allowed.

  • MIN_LENGTH_EXCEEDED: You provided a string parameter that is shorter than allowed.

  • MIN_VALUE_EXCEEDED: You provided a numeric parameter that has a smaller value than allowed.

  • MOVING_ACCOUNT_BETWEEN_DIFFERENT_ROOTS: You can move an account only between entities in the same root.

  • TARGET_NOT_SUPPORTED: You can't perform the specified operation on that target entity.

  • UNRECOGNIZED_SERVICE_PRINCIPAL: You specified a service principal that isn't recognized.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Amazon Organizations can't complete your request because of an internal service error. Try again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


You have sent too many requests in too short a period of time. The quota helps protect against denial-of-service attacks. Try again later.

For information about quotas that affect Amazon Organizations, see Quotas for Amazon Organizations in the Amazon Organizations User Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Diego, the admin of an organization, previously sent an invitation to Anaya's account to join the organization. Diego later changes his mind and decides to cancel the invitation before Anaya accepts it. The following example shows Diego canceling the handshake (and the invitation it represents). The output includes a handshake object that shows that the state is now CANCELED.


This example illustrates one usage of CancelHandshake.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 X-Amz-Target: AWSOrganizationsV20161128.CancelHandshake { "HandshakeId": "h-examplehandshakeid111" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Content-Type: application/json { "Handshake": { "Id": "h-examplehandshakeid111", "State":"CANCELED", "Action": "INVITE", "Arn": "arn:aws:organizations::111111111111:handshake/o-exampleorgid/invite/h-examplehandshakeid111", "Parties": [ { "Id": "o-exampleorgid", "Type": "ORGANIZATION" }, { "Id": "", "Type": "EMAIL" } ], "Resources": [ { "Type": "ORGANIZATION", "Value": "o-exampleorgid", "Resources": [ { "Type": "MASTER_EMAIL", "Value": "" }, { "Type": "MASTER_NAME", "Value": "Management account" }, { "Type": "ORGANIZATION_FEATURE_SET", "Value": "CONSOLIDATED_BILLING" } ] }, { "Type": "EMAIL", "Value": "" }, { "Type": "NOTES", "Value": "This is a request for Anaya's account to join Diego's organization." } ], "RequestedTimestamp": 1.47008383521E9, "ExpirationTimestamp": 1.47137983521E9 } }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: