Removes the null version (if there is one) of an object and inserts a delete marker, which becomes the latest version of the object. If there isn't a null version, Amazon S3 does not remove any objects but will still respond that the command was successful.
To remove a specific version, you must be the bucket owner and you must use the version
Id subresource. Using this subresource permanently deletes the version. If the object
deleted is a delete marker, Amazon S3 sets the response header,
x-amz-delete-marker, to true.
If the object you want to delete is in a bucket where the bucket versioning
configuration is MFA Delete enabled, you must include the
header in the DELETE
versionId request. Requests that include
x-amz-mfa must use HTTPS.
You can delete objects by explicitly calling DELETE Object or configure its
lifecycle (PutBucketLifecycle) to
enable Amazon S3 to remove them for you. If you want to block users or accounts from removing or
deleting objects from your bucket, you must deny them the
The following action is related to