There are many reasons why you might need your AWS Account ID:

  • If you sign in to an AWS account as an IAM user, you must have your account ID
  • Many AWS resources include the Account ID in their Amazon Resource Names (ARNs).

There are multiple ways to retrieve your Account ID.

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How to find Account ID using the AWS CLI?

We will use the sts get-caller-identity command to retrieve the account ID.

aws sts get-caller-identity help

       get-caller-identity -

       Returns  details  about the IAM user or role whose credentials are used
       to call the operation.


aws sts get-caller-identity

    "UserId": "xxxx",
    "Account": "734xxx",
    "Arn": "arn:aws:iam::734xxxx:user/abhishek"

If you want to retrieve only the Account ID, you can use the following command:

aws sts get-caller-identity --query Account

The query filter is used to return only the Account

How to find Account ID using Boto 3?

We can use the get_caller_identity method to retrieve the Account ID.

import boto3

def get_account_id():
    client = boto3.client("sts")
    return client.get_caller_identity()["Account"]

if __name__ == "__main__":