Deleting custom SSM documents - AWS Systems Manager

Deleting custom SSM documents

If you no longer want to use a custom SSM document, you can delete it by using either the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) or the AWS Systems Manager console.

To delete an SSM document (AWS CLI)

  1. Before you delete the document, we recommend that you disassociate all instances that are associated with the document.

    Run the following command to disassociate an instance from a document.

    aws ssm delete-association --instance-id "123456789012" --name "documentName"

    There is no output if the command succeeds.

  2. Run the following command. Replace each example resource placeholder with your own information.

    aws ssm delete-document \ --name "document-name" \ --document-version "document-version" \ --version-name "version-name"
    aws ssm delete-document ^ --name "document-name" ^ --document-version "document-version" ^ --version-name "version-name"
    Delete-SSMDocument ` -Name "document-name" ` -DocumentVersion 'document-version' ` -VersionName 'version-name'

    There is no output if the command succeeds.


    If the document-version or the version-name are not provided, all versions of the document are deleted.

To delete an SSM document (console)

  1. Open the AWS Systems Manager console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Documents.


    If the AWS Systems Manager home page opens first, choose the menu icon ( ) to open the navigation pane, and then choose Documents in the navigation pane.

  3. Select the document you want to delete.

  4. Select Delete. When prompted to delete the document, select Delete.