Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)


Deletes the specified virtual private gateway. We recommend that before you delete a virtual private gateway, you detach it from the VPC and delete the VPN connection. Note that you don't need to delete the virtual private gateway if you plan to delete and recreate the VPN connection between your VPC and your network.

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 virtual private gateway.

Type: String

Required: Yes

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 Errors.



This example deletes the specified virtual private gateway.

Sample Request &vpnGatewayId=vgw-8db04f81 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DeleteVpnGatewayResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</requestId> <return>true</return> </DeleteVpnGatewayResponse>

See Also

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