DescribeAccountCustomization - Amazon QuickSight
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Describes the customizations associated with the provided Amazon account and Amazon Amazon QuickSight namespace in an Amazon Web Services Region. The Amazon QuickSight console evaluates which customizations to apply by running this API operation with the Resolved flag included.

To determine what customizations display when you run this command, it can help to visualize the relationship of the entities involved.

  • Amazon account - The Amazon account exists at the top of the hierarchy. It has the potential to use all of the Amazon Web Services Regions and Amazon Services. When you subscribe to Amazon QuickSight, you choose one Amazon Web Services Region to use as your home Region. That's where your free SPICE capacity is located. You can use Amazon QuickSight in any supported Amazon Web Services Region.

  • Amazon Web Services Region - In each Amazon Web Services Region where you sign in to Amazon QuickSight at least once, Amazon QuickSight acts as a separate instance of the same service. If you have a user directory, it resides in us-east-1, which is the US East (N. Virginia). Generally speaking, these users have access to Amazon QuickSight in any Amazon Web Services Region, unless they are constrained to a namespace.

    To run the command in a different Amazon Web Services Region, you change your Region settings. If you're using the Amazon CLI, you can use one of the following options:

  • Namespace - A QuickSight namespace is a partition that contains users and assets (data sources, datasets, dashboards, and so on). To access assets that are in a specific namespace, users and groups must also be part of the same namespace. People who share a namespace are completely isolated from users and assets in other namespaces, even if they are in the same Amazon account and Amazon Web Services Region.

  • Applied customizations - Within an Amazon Web Services Region, a set of Amazon QuickSight customizations can apply to an Amazon account or to a namespace. Settings that you apply to a namespace override settings that you apply to an Amazon account. All settings are isolated to a single Amazon Web Services Region. To apply them in other Amazon Web Services Regions, run the CreateAccountCustomization command in each Amazon Web Services Region where you want to apply the same customizations.

Request Syntax

GET /accounts/AwsAccountId/customizations?namespace=Namespace&resolved=Resolved HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID for the Amazon account that you want to describe Amazon QuickSight customizations for.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

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

Required: Yes


The Amazon QuickSight namespace that you want to describe Amazon QuickSight customizations for.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 64.

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


The Resolved flag works with the other parameters to determine which view of Amazon QuickSight customizations is returned. You can add this flag to your command to use the same view that Amazon QuickSight uses to identify which customizations to apply to the console. Omit this flag, or set it to no-resolved, to reveal customizations that are configured at different levels.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 Status Content-type: application/json { "AccountCustomization": { "DefaultEmailCustomizationTemplate": "string", "DefaultTheme": "string" }, "Arn": "string", "AwsAccountId": "string", "Namespace": "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 Amazon QuickSight customizations that exist in the current Amazon Web Services Region.

Type: AccountCustomization object


The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the customization that's associated with this Amazon account.

Type: String


The ID for the Amazon account that you're describing.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

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


The Amazon QuickSight namespace that you're describing.

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


An internal failure occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


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

HTTP Status Code: 400


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: