DetachInternetGateway - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Detaches an internet gateway from a VPC, disabling connectivity between the internet and the VPC. The VPC must not contain any running instances with Elastic IP addresses or public IPv4 addresses.

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 internet gateway.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The ID of the VPC.

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 error codes.



The example detaches the specified internet gateway from the specified VPC.

Sample Request &InternetGatewayId=igw-eaad4883 &VpcId=vpc-11ad4878 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

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

See Also

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