CreateNamespace - Amazon QuickSight
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(Enterprise edition only) Creates a new namespace for you to use with Amazon QuickSight.

A namespace allows you to isolate the Amazon QuickSight users and groups that are registered for that namespace. Users that access the namespace can share assets only with other users or groups in the same namespace. They can't see users and groups in other namespaces. You can create a namespace after your Amazon account is subscribed to Amazon QuickSight. The namespace must be unique within the Amazon account. By default, there is a limit of 100 namespaces per Amazon account. To increase your limit, create a ticket with Amazon Web Services Support.

Request Syntax

POST /accounts/AwsAccountId HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "IdentityStore": "string", "Namespace": "string", "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ] }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID for the Amazon account that you want to create the Amazon QuickSight namespace in.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Pattern: ^[0-9]{12}$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Specifies the type of your user identity directory. Currently, this supports users with an identity type of QUICKSIGHT.

Type: String

Valid Values: QUICKSIGHT

Required: Yes


The name that you want to use to describe the new namespace.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$

Required: Yes


The tags that you want to associate with the namespace that you're creating.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 200 items.

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 Status Content-type: application/json { "Arn": "string", "CapacityRegion": "string", "CreationStatus": "string", "IdentityStore": "string", "Name": "string", "RequestId": "string" }

Response Elements

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


The HTTP status of the request.

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


The ARN of the Amazon QuickSight namespace you created.

Type: String


The Amazon Web Services Region; that you want to use for the free SPICE capacity for the new namespace. This is set to the region that you run CreateNamespace in.

Type: String


The status of the creation of the namespace. This is an asynchronous process. A status of CREATED means that your namespace is ready to use. If an error occurs, it indicates if the process is retryable or non-retryable. In the case of a non-retryable error, refer to the error message for follow-up tasks.

Type: String



Specifies the type of your user identity directory. Currently, this supports users with an identity type of QUICKSIGHT.

Type: String

Valid Values: QUICKSIGHT


The name of the new namespace that you created.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9._-]*$


The Amazon request ID for this operation.

Type: String


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


You don't have access to this item. The provided credentials couldn't be validated. You might not be authorized to carry out the request. Make sure that your account is authorized to use the Amazon QuickSight service, that your policies have the correct permissions, and that you are using the correct credentials.

HTTP Status Code: 401


Updating or deleting a resource can cause an inconsistent state.

HTTP Status Code: 409


An internal failure occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One or more parameters has a value that isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A limit is exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409


One or more preconditions aren't met.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource specified already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409


One or more resources can't be found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


This resource is currently unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


Access is throttled.

HTTP Status Code: 429

See Also

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