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Programmatically close an AWS account using Selenium

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This is a simple Selenium script to close an AWS account via the web console. It can also reset the account password, in case it is not known.

Warning: This script does not ask for further confirmation - it is expressly for those that want to skip all those manual steps. So please TAKE CARE and uninstall it once you don’t need it anymore!



I am creating individual AWS accounts for my students at HM ( Closing them at the end of term is boring and annoying, so I automated it.

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Since the AWS Organizations now has the Close Account feature, it seems on first glance that this script is superfluous. However, closing accounts has some very tight quota (10% of the active accounts in the organization), so this script unfortunately remains relevant.

Last tested 1st of January 2023.

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This program requires an installed selenium driver to run. It was tested using the selenium driver for firefox 0.30.0 installed from . The selenum driver can be selected with a command line flag.

To install aws-close-account to a virtualenv, do:

pip install aws-close-account


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