StopCanary - Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics


Stops the canary to prevent all future runs. If the canary is currently running,the run that is in progress completes on its own, publishes metrics, and uploads artifacts, but it is not recorded in Synthetics as a completed run.

You can use StartCanary to start it running again with the canary’s current schedule at any point in the future.

Request Syntax

POST /canary/name/stop HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


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

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

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

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: