Amazon Simple Storage Service
API Reference (API Version 2006-03-01)

DeleteObject

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.

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 configurationis MFA Delete enabled, you must include the x-amz-mfa request header in the DELETE versionId request. Requests that include x-amz-mfa must use HTTPS.

For more information about MFA Delete, see Using MFA Delete. To see sample requests that use versioning, see Sample Request.

You can delete objects by explicitly calling the DELETE Object API 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 s3:DeleteObject, s3:DeleteObjectVersion and s3:PutLifeCycleConfiguration actions.

The following operation is related to DeleteObject

Request Syntax

DELETE /Key+?VersionId=VersionId HTTP/1.1 Host: Bucket.s3.amazonaws.com x-amz-mfa: MFA x-amz-request-payer: RequestPayer x-amz-bypass-governance-retention: BypassGovernanceRetention

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

Bucket

The bucket name of the bucket containing the object.

Key

Key name of the object to delete.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

versionId

VersionId used to reference a specific version of the object.

x-amz-bypass-governance-retention

Indicates whether S3 Object Lock should bypass Governance-mode restrictions to process this operation.

x-amz-mfa

The concatenation of the authentication device's serial number, a space, and the value that is displayed on your authentication device. Required to permanently delete a versionedobject if versioning is configured with MFA Deleteenabled.

x-amz-request-payer

Confirms that the requester knows that she or he will be charged for the request. Bucket owners need not specify this parameter in their requests. Documentation on downloading objects from requester pays buckets can be found at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/ObjectsinRequesterPaysBuckets.html

Valid Values: requester

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 204 x-amz-delete-marker: DeleteMarker x-amz-version-id: VersionId x-amz-request-charged: RequestCharged

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 204 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.

x-amz-delete-marker

Specifies whether the versioned object that was permanently deleted was (true) or was not (false) a delete marker.

x-amz-request-charged

If present, indicates that the requester was successfully charged for the request.

Valid Values: requester

x-amz-version-id

Returns the version ID of the delete marker created as a result of the DELETE operation.

Examples

Sample Request

The following request deletes the object, my-second-image.jpg.

DELETE /my-second-image.jpg HTTP/1.1 Host: bucket.s3.amazonaws.com Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string Content-Type: text/plain

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 204 NoContent x-amz-id-2: LriYPLdmOdAiIfgSm/F1YsViT1LW94/xUQxMsF7xiEb1a0wiIOIxl+zbwZ163pt7 x-amz-request-id: 0A49CE4060975EAC Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Server: AmazonS3

Sample Request Deleting a Specified Version of an Object

The following request deletes the specified version of the object, my-third-image.jpg.

DELETE /my-third-image.jpg?versionId=UIORUnfndfiufdisojhr398493jfdkjFJjkndnqUifhnw89493jJFJ HTTP/1.1 Host: bucket.s3.amazonaws.com Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string Content-Type: text/plain Content-Length: 0

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 204 NoContent x-amz-id-2: LriYPLdmOdAiIfgSm/F1YsViT1LW94/xUQxMsF7xiEb1a0wiIOIxl+zbwZ163pt7 x-amz-request-id: 0A49CE4060975EAC x-amz-version-id: UIORUnfndfiufdisojhr398493jfdkjFJjkndnqUifhnw89493jJFJ Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Server: AmazonS3

Sample Response if the Object Deleted is a Delete Marker

HTTP/1.1 204 NoContent x-amz-id-2: LriYPLdmOdAiIfgSm/F1YsViT1LW94/xUQxMsF7xiEb1a0wiIOIxl+zbwZ163pt7 x-amz-request-id: 0A49CE4060975EAC x-amz-version-id: 3/L4kqtJlcpXroDTDmJ+rmSpXd3dIbrHY+MTRCxf3vjVBH40Nr8X8gdRQBpUMLUo x-amz-delete-marker: true Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Server: AmazonS3

Sample Request Deleting a Specified Version of an Object in an MFA-EnabledBucket

The following request deletes the specified version of the object, my-third-image.jpg, which is stored in an MFA-enabled bucket.

DELETE /my-third-image.jpg?versionId=UIORUnfndfiuf HTTP/1.1 Host: bucket.s3.amazonaws.com Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT x-amz-mfa:[SerialNumber] [AuthenticationCode] Authorization: authorization string Content-Type: text/plain Content-Length: 0

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 204 NoContent x-amz-id-2: LriYPLdmOdAiIfgSm/F1YsViT1LW94/xUQxMsF7xiEb1a0wiIOIxl+zbwZ163pt7 x-amz-request-id: 0A49CE4060975EAC x-amz-version-id: UIORUnfndfiuf Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2009 17:50:00 GMT Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Server: AmazonS3

See Also

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