DeleteSecurityGroup - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Deletes a security group.

If you attempt to delete a security group that is associated with an instance or network interface or is referenced by another security group, the operation fails with DependencyViolation.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The ID of the security group.

Type: String

Required: No


[Default VPC] The name of the security group. You can specify either the security group name or the security group ID. For security groups in a nondefault VPC, you must specify the security group ID.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Is true if the request succeeds, and an error otherwise.

Type: Boolean


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.



This example deletes the specified security group.

Sample Request &GroupId=sg-1a2b3c4d &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DeleteSecurityGroupResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>59dbff89-35bd-4eac-99ed-be587EXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </DeleteSecurityGroupResponse>

See Also

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