Delete an Amazon SageMaker Studio Domain - Amazon SageMaker

Delete an Amazon SageMaker Studio Domain

When you onboard to Amazon SageMaker Studio using IAM authentication, Studio creates a domain for your account. A domain consists of a list of authorized users, configuration settings, and an Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS) volume, which contains data for the users, including notebooks, resources, and artifacts. A user can have multiple applications (apps) which support the reading and execution experience of the user’s notebooks, terminals, and consoles. For more information on the EFS volume, see Manage Your EFS Storage Volume in SageMaker Studio.

To return Studio to the state it was in before you onboarded, you must delete this domain. You can delete the domain by using the Studio Control Panel, the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI), or the SageMaker SDK. When you use the Studio Control Panel to delete the domain, the Amazon EFS volume is detached but not deleted. The same behavior occurs by default when you use the AWS CLI or the SDK to delete the domain. However, when you use the AWS CLI or the SDK, you can set the RetentionPolicy to HomeEfsFileSystem=Delete to delete the EFS volume along with the domain.

You must delete the domain if you want to switch authentication modes from IAM to AWS SSO.

To delete a domain, the domain cannot contain any user profiles. To delete a user profile, the profile cannot contain any non-failed apps.

When you delete these resources, the following occurs:

  • App – The data (files and notebooks) in a user's home directory is saved. Unsaved notebook data is lost.

  • User profile – The user is no longer able to sign in to Studio and loses access to their home directory but the data is not deleted. An admin can retrieve the data from the Amazon EFS volume where it is stored under the user's AWS account.


You must have admin permission to delete a domain.

You can only delete an app whose status is InService, which is displayed as Ready in Studio. An app whose status is Failed doesn't need to be deleted to delete the containing domain. In Studio, an attempt to delete an app in the failed state results in an error.

Delete a SageMaker Studio Domain (Studio)

To delete a domain

  1. Open the SageMaker console.

  2. Choose Amazon SageMaker Studio at the top left of the page to open the Amazon SageMaker Studio Control Panel.

  3. Repeat the following steps for each user in the User name list.

    1. Choose the user.

    2. On the User Details page, for each non-failed app in the Apps list, choose Delete app.

    3. On the Delete app dialog, choose Yes, delete app, type delete in the confirmation field, and then choose Delete.

    4. When the Status for all apps show as Deleted, choose Delete user.


    When a user is deleted, they lose access to the Amazon EFS volume that contains their data, including notebooks and other artifacts. The data is not deleted and can be accessed by an administrator.

  4. When all users are deleted, choose Delete Studio.

  5. On the Delete Studio dialog, choose Yes, delete Studio, type delete in the confirmation field, and then choose Delete.

Delete a SageMaker Studio Domain (CLI)

To delete a domain

  1. Retrieve the list of domains in your account.

    aws --region Region sagemaker list-domains
  2. Retrieve the list of applications for the domain to be deleted.

    aws --region Region sagemaker list-apps \ --domain-id-equals DomainId
  3. Delete each application in the list.

    aws --region Region sagemaker delete-app \ --domain-id DomainId \ --app-name AppName \ --app-type AppType \ --user-profile-name UserProfileName
  4. Retrieve the list of user profiles in the domain.

    aws --region Region sagemaker list-user-profiles \ --domain-id-equals DomainId
  5. Delete each user profile in the list.

    aws --region Region sagemaker delete-user-profile \ --domain-id DomainId \ --user-profile-name UserProfileName
  6. Delete the domain. To also delete the Amazon EFS volume, specify HomeEfsFileSystem=Delete.

    aws --region Region sagemaker delete-domain \ --domain-id DomainId \ --retention-policy HomeEfsFileSystem=Retain