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Terminates the specified environment.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--environment-id <value>]
[--environment-name <value>]
[--terminate-resources | --no-terminate-resources]
[--force-terminate | --no-force-terminate]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--environment-id (string)

The ID of the environment to terminate.

Condition: You must specify either this or an EnvironmentName, or both. If you do not specify either, AWS Elastic Beanstalk returns MissingRequiredParameter error.

--environment-name (string)

The name of the environment to terminate.

Condition: You must specify either this or an EnvironmentId, or both. If you do not specify either, AWS Elastic Beanstalk returns MissingRequiredParameter error.

--terminate-resources | --no-terminate-resources (boolean)

Indicates whether the associated AWS resources should shut down when the environment is terminated:

  • true : The specified environment as well as the associated AWS resources, such as Auto Scaling group and LoadBalancer, are terminated.
  • false : AWS Elastic Beanstalk resource management is removed from the environment, but the AWS resources continue to operate.

For more information, see the AWS Elastic Beanstalk User Guide.

Default: true

Valid Values: true | false

--force-terminate | --no-force-terminate (boolean)

Terminates the target environment even if another environment in the same group is dependent on it.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To terminate an environment

The following command terminates an Elastic Beanstalk environment named my-env:

aws elasticbeanstalk terminate-environment --environment-name my-env


    "ApplicationName": "my-app",
    "EnvironmentName": "my-env",
    "Status": "Terminating",
    "EnvironmentId": "e-fh2eravpns",
    "EndpointURL": "",
    "SolutionStackName": "64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v2.0.0 running Tomcat 8 Java 8",
    "CNAME": "",
    "Health": "Grey",
    "AbortableOperationInProgress": false,
    "Tier": {
        "Version": " ",
        "Type": "Standard",
        "Name": "WebServer"
    "DateUpdated": "2015-08-12T19:05:54.744Z",
    "DateCreated": "2015-08-12T18:52:53.622Z"


EnvironmentName -> (string)

The name of this environment.

EnvironmentId -> (string)

The ID of this environment.

ApplicationName -> (string)

The name of the application associated with this environment.

VersionLabel -> (string)

The application version deployed in this environment.

SolutionStackName -> (string)

The name of the SolutionStack deployed with this environment.

PlatformArn -> (string)

The ARN of the platform version.

TemplateName -> (string)

The name of the configuration template used to originally launch this environment.

Description -> (string)

Describes this environment.

EndpointURL -> (string)

For load-balanced, autoscaling environments, the URL to the LoadBalancer. For single-instance environments, the IP address of the instance.

CNAME -> (string)

The URL to the CNAME for this environment.

DateCreated -> (timestamp)

The creation date for this environment.

DateUpdated -> (timestamp)

The last modified date for this environment.

Status -> (string)

The current operational status of the environment:

  • Launching : Environment is in the process of initial deployment.
  • Updating : Environment is in the process of updating its configuration settings or application version.
  • Ready : Environment is available to have an action performed on it, such as update or terminate.
  • Terminating : Environment is in the shut-down process.
  • Terminated : Environment is not running.

AbortableOperationInProgress -> (boolean)

Indicates if there is an in-progress environment configuration update or application version deployment that you can cancel.

true: There is an update in progress.

false: There are no updates currently in progress.

Health -> (string)

Describes the health status of the environment. AWS Elastic Beanstalk indicates the failure levels for a running environment:

  • Red : Indicates the environment is not responsive. Occurs when three or more consecutive failures occur for an environment.
  • Yellow : Indicates that something is wrong. Occurs when two consecutive failures occur for an environment.
  • Green : Indicates the environment is healthy and fully functional.
  • Grey : Default health for a new environment. The environment is not fully launched and health checks have not started or health checks are suspended during an UpdateEnvironment or RestartEnvironment request.

Default: Grey

HealthStatus -> (string)

Returns the health status of the application running in your environment. For more information, see Health Colors and Statuses .

Resources -> (structure)

The description of the AWS resources used by this environment.

LoadBalancer -> (structure)

Describes the LoadBalancer.

LoadBalancerName -> (string)

The name of the LoadBalancer.

Domain -> (string)

The domain name of the LoadBalancer.

Listeners -> (list)

A list of Listeners used by the LoadBalancer.


Describes the properties of a Listener for the LoadBalancer.

Protocol -> (string)

The protocol that is used by the Listener.

Port -> (integer)

The port that is used by the Listener.

Tier -> (structure)

Describes the current tier of this environment.

Name -> (string)

The name of this environment tier.

Valid values:

  • For Web server tierWebServer
  • For Worker tierWorker

Type -> (string)

The type of this environment tier.

Valid values:

  • For Web server tierStandard
  • For Worker tierSQS/HTTP

Version -> (string)

The version of this environment tier. When you don't set a value to it, Elastic Beanstalk uses the latest compatible worker tier version.


This member is deprecated. Any specific version that you set may become out of date. We recommend leaving it unspecified.

EnvironmentLinks -> (list)

A list of links to other environments in the same group.


A link to another environment, defined in the environment's manifest. Links provide connection information in system properties that can be used to connect to another environment in the same group. See Environment Manifest (env.yaml) for details.

LinkName -> (string)

The name of the link.

EnvironmentName -> (string)

The name of the linked environment (the dependency).

EnvironmentArn -> (string)

The environment's Amazon Resource Name (ARN), which can be used in other API requests that require an ARN.

OperationsRole -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the environment's operations role. For more information, see Operations roles in the AWS Elastic Beanstalk Developer Guide .