DeleteCanary - Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

DeleteCanary

Permanently deletes the specified canary.

When you delete a canary, resources used and created by the canary are not automatically deleted. After you delete a canary that you do not intend to use again, you should also delete the following:

  • The Lambda functions and layers used by this canary. These have the prefix cwsyn-MyCanaryName .

  • The CloudWatch alarms created for this canary. These alarms have a name of Synthetics-SharpDrop-Alarm-MyCanaryName .

  • Amazon S3 objects and buckets, such as the canary's artifact location.

  • IAM roles created for the canary. If they were created in the console, these roles have the name role/service-role/CloudWatchSyntheticsRole-MyCanaryName .

  • CloudWatch Logs log groups created for the canary. These logs groups have the name /aws/lambda/cwsyn-MyCanaryName .

Before you delete a canary, you might want to use GetCanary to display the information about this canary. Make note of the information returned by this operation so that you can delete these resources after you delete the canary.

Request Syntax

DELETE /canary/name HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

name

The name of the canary that you want to delete. To find the names of your canaries, use DescribeCanaries.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 21.

Pattern: ^[0-9a-z_\-]+$

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

ConflictException

A conflicting operation is already in progress.

HTTP Status Code: 409

InternalServerException

An unknown internal error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

ResourceNotFoundException

One of the specified resources was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ValidationException

A parameter could not be validated.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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