Amazon CloudFront
API Reference (API Version 2019-03-26)


Delete a distribution.

Request Syntax

DELETE /2019-03-26/distribution/Id HTTP/1.1 If-Match: IfMatch

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.


The distribution ID.


The value of the ETag header that you received when you disabled the distribution. For example: E2QWRUHAPOMQZL.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 204

Response Elements

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


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


Access denied.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The specified CloudFront distribution is not disabled. You must disable the distribution before you can delete it.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The If-Match version is missing or not valid for the distribution.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified distribution does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The precondition given in one or more of the request-header fields evaluated to false.

HTTP Status Code: 412

See Also

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