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AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)

DeleteRole

Deletes the specified role. The role must not have any policies attached. For more information about roles, go to Working with Roles.

Important

Make sure you do not have any Amazon EC2 instances running with the role you are about to delete. Deleting a role or instance profile that is associated with a running instance will break any applications running on the instance.

Request Parameters

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

RoleName

The name of the role to delete.

This parameter allows (per its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

Type: String

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

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

Errors

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

DeleteConflict

The request was rejected because it attempted to delete a resource that has attached subordinate entities. The error message describes these entities.

HTTP Status Code: 409

LimitExceeded

The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409

NoSuchEntity

The request was rejected because it referenced an entity that does not exist. The error message describes the entity.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceFailure

The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

UnmodifiableEntity

The request was rejected because only the service that depends on the service-linked role can modify or delete the role on your behalf. The error message includes the name of the service that depends on this service-linked role. You must request the change through that service.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Example

Sample Request

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https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteRole &RoleName=S3Access &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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<DeleteRoleResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>913e3f37-99ed-11e1-a4c3-270EXAMPLE04</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteRoleResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: