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Tools for working with AWS Organizations

Project description

A toolset for managing AWS resources across an organization


orgcrawler is not yet up on pypi. Install it directly from github:

pip install

Currently orgcrawler only supports python 3.6.

The Org object

The orgcrawler.orgs.Org class provides a data model and methods for querying AWS organizations resources.

Create an orgcrawler.orgs.Org instance:

master_account_id = orgcrawler.utils.get_master_account_id('myOrgMasterRole')
my_org = orgcrawler.orgs.Org(master_account_id, 'myOrgMasterRole')

Load your organization’s account and organizational unit resources into your instance:


Query your organization’s account and organizational unit resources:

all_accounts = my_org.list_accounts_by_name()
all_org_units = my_org.list_org_units()
test_accounts = my_org.list_accounts_in_ou('testing')

The Crawler object

The orgcrawler.crawlers.Crawler object provides a framework for running python functions in all accounts and regions in your organization or a subset thereof.

Create an orgcrawler.crawlers.Crawler instance:

my_crawler = orgcrawler.crawlers.Crawler(
    regions=['us-west-1', 'us-east-1'],

Load AWS credentials for each account into your Crawler instance:


Run your custom python functions in all account/regions configured in your Crawler:

import crawler_functions
all_buckets = my_crawler.execute(crawler_functions.list_s3_buckets)
all_sg = my_crawler.execute(crawler_functions.list_ec2_securety_groups)

Requirments for python functions called with Crawler.execute()

The Crawler.execute method calls your custom function with the following parameters: region, account, *args, where region is a string, account is orgcrawler.orgs.OrgAccount instance, and args is a list of positional parameters to pass to your function. Your function must create its own boto3 client for whatever services it will use:

def list_s3_buckets(region, account):
    client = boto3.client('s3', region_name=region, **account.credentials)
    response = client.list_buckets()

OrgCrawler CLI Scripts

This package contains two console scripts: orgquery and orgcrawler. These attempt to provide a generic interface for running organization queries and custom crawler functions. At the very least they provide concrete examples for how to build orgcrawler applications.

See orgcrawler/cli/{orgquery|orgcrawler}.py for code.

Run with the --help option for usage.

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