Amazon CloudWatch Events
API Reference (API Version 2015-10-07)


Disables the specified rule. A disabled rule won't match any events, and won't self-trigger if it has a schedule expression.

When you disable a rule, incoming events might continue to match to the disabled rule. Please allow a short period of time for changes to take effect.

Request Syntax

   "Name": "string"

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the rule.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [\.\-_A-Za-z0-9]+

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


There is concurrent modification on a rule or target.

HTTP Status Code: 400


This exception occurs due to unexpected causes.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The rule does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Disables a rule named "test"

The following is an example of a DisableRule request.

Sample Request

Host: events.<region>.<domain>
x-amz-Date: <Date>
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=content-type;date;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target;x-amzn-requestid, Signature=<Signature>
User-Agent: <UserAgentString>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Connection: Keep-Alive 
X-Amz-Target: AWSEvents.DisableRule

    "Name": "test"

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId>
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes>
Date: <Date>