AWS Config
API Reference (API Version 2014-11-12)


Deletes the specified AWS Config rule and all of its evaluation results.

AWS Config sets the state of a rule to DELETING until the deletion is complete. You cannot update a rule while it is in this state. If you make a PutConfigRule or DeleteConfigRule request for the rule, you will receive a ResourceInUseException.

You can check the state of a rule by using the DescribeConfigRules request.

Request Syntax

{ "ConfigRuleName": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the AWS Config rule that you want to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Required: Yes

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.


One or more AWS Config rules in the request are invalid. Verify that the rule names are correct and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You see this exception in the following cases:

  • Currently, AWS Config is deleting this rule. Try your request again later.

  • The rule is deleting your evaluation results. Try your request again later.

  • A remediation action is associated with the rule and AWS Config cannot delete this rule. Delete the remediation action associated with the rule before deleting the rule and try your request again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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