AWS Certificate Manager
API Reference (API Version 2015-12-08)


Deletes an ACM Certificate and its associated private key. If this action succeeds, the certificate no longer appears in the list of ACM Certificates that can be displayed by calling the ListCertificates action or be retrieved by calling the GetCertificate action. The certificate will not be available for use by other AWS services.


You cannot delete an ACM Certificate that is being used by another AWS service. To delete a certificate that is in use, the certificate association must first be removed.

Request Syntax

   "CertificateArn": "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.


In the following list, the required parameters are described first.


String that contains the ARN of the ACM Certificate to be deleted. This must be of the form:


For more information about ARNs, see Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) and AWS Service Namespaces.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 20. Maximum length of 2048.

Pattern: arn:[\w+=/,.@-]+:[\w+=/,.@-]+:[\w+=/,.@-]*:[0-9]+:[\w+=,.@-]+(/[\w+=/,.@-]+)*

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.


The requested Amazon Resource Name (ARN) does not refer to an existing resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The certificate is in use by another AWS service in the caller's account. Remove the association and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified certificate cannot be found in the caller's account, or the caller's account cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Delete an ACM Certificate

Sample Request

X-Amz-Target: CertificateManager.DeleteCertificate
X-Amz-Date: 20151222T164207Z
User-Agent: aws-cli/1.9.7 Python/2.7.3 Linux/3.13.0-73-generic botocore/1.3.7
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20151222/us-east-1/acm/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=0b29b04bb5f1ebb5fe9e6b1cbcdeda903b4ed2e06f3abe8a092c0ed1193b4dfc

  "CertificateArn": "arn:aws:acm:us-east-1:111122223333:certificate/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012"

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: ee2db085-a8ca-11e5-9561-b3f6248b5775
Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
Content-Length: 0
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:42:03 GMT