DeletePolicy - AWS Firewall Manager


Permanently deletes an AWS Firewall Manager policy.

Request Syntax

{ "DeleteAllPolicyResources": boolean, "PolicyId": "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.


If True, the request performs cleanup according to the policy type.

For AWS WAF and Shield Advanced policies, the cleanup does the following:

  • Deletes rule groups created by AWS Firewall Manager

  • Removes web ACLs from in-scope resources

  • Deletes web ACLs that contain no rules or rule groups

For security group policies, the cleanup does the following for each security group in the policy:

  • Disassociates the security group from in-scope resources

  • Deletes the security group if it was created through Firewall Manager and if it's no longer associated with any resources through another policy


For security group common policies, even if set to False, Firewall Manager deletes all security groups created by Firewall Manager that aren't associated with any other resources through another policy.

After the cleanup, in-scope resources are no longer protected by web ACLs in this policy. Protection of out-of-scope resources remains unchanged. Scope is determined by tags that you create and accounts that you associate with the policy. When creating the policy, if you specify that only resources in specific accounts or with specific tags are in scope of the policy, those accounts and resources are handled by the policy. All others are out of scope. If you don't specify tags or accounts, all resources are in scope.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The ID of the policy that you want to delete. You can retrieve this ID from PutPolicy and ListPolicies.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 36.

Pattern: ^[a-z0-9A-Z-]{36}$

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.


The operation failed because of a system problem, even though the request was valid. Retry your request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The parameters of the request were invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation failed because there was nothing to do or the operation wasn't possible. For example, you might have submitted an AssociateAdminAccount request for an account ID that was already set as the AWS Firewall Manager administrator. Or you might have tried to access a Region that's disabled by default, and that you need to enable for the Firewall Manager administrator account and for AWS Organizations before you can access it.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation exceeds a resource limit, for example, the maximum number of policy objects that you can create for an AWS account. For more information, see Firewall Manager Limits in the AWS WAF Developer Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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