AWS IoT
API Reference

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DeleteCertificate

Deletes the specified certificate.

A certificate cannot be deleted if it has a policy or IoT thing attached to it or if its status is set to ACTIVE. To delete a certificate, first use the DetachPrincipalPolicy API to detach all policies. Next, use the UpdateCertificate API to set the certificate to the INACTIVE status.

Request Syntax

DELETE /certificates/certificateId?forceDelete=forceDelete HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

certificateId

The ID of the certificate. (The last part of the certificate ARN contains the certificate ID.)

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 64.

Pattern: (0x)?[a-fA-F0-9]+

forceDelete

Forces the deletion of a certificate if it is inactive and is not attached to an IoT thing.

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.

Errors

CertificateStateException

The certificate operation is not allowed.

HTTP Status Code: 406

DeleteConflictException

You can't delete the resource because it is attached to one or more resources.

HTTP Status Code: 409

InternalFailureException

An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidRequestException

The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceUnavailableException

The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503

ThrottlingException

The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 429

UnauthorizedException

You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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