DetachNetworkInterface - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Detaches a network interface from an instance.

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.


The ID of the attachment.

Type: String

Required: Yes


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


Specifies whether to force a detachment.

  • Use the Force parameter only as a last resort to detach a network interface from a failed instance.

  • If you use the Force parameter to detach a network interface, you might not be able to attach a different network interface to the same index on the instance without first stopping and starting the instance.

  • If you force the detachment of a network interface, the instance metadata might not get updated. This means that the attributes associated with the detached network interface might still be visible. The instance metadata will get updated when you stop and start the instance.

Type: Boolean

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 detaches the specified elastic network interface (ENI).

Sample Request &AttachmentId=eni-attach-d94b09b0 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DetachNetworkInterfaceResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>ce540707-0635-46bc-97da-33a8a362a0e8</requestId> <return>true</return> </DetachNetworkInterfaceResponse>

See Also

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