DeleteGroup - Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics


Deletes a group. The group doesn't need to be empty to be deleted. If there are canaries in the group, they are not deleted when you delete the group.

Groups are a global resource that appear in all Regions, but the request to delete a group must be made from its home Region. You can find the home Region of a group within its ARN.

Request Syntax

DELETE /group/groupIdentifier HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Specifies which group to delete. You can specify the group name, the ARN, or the group ID as the GroupIdentifier.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Required: Yes

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.


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


A conflicting operation is already in progress.

HTTP Status Code: 409


An unknown internal error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


One of the specified resources was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404


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: