Amazon S3 DeleteBucket API

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Deletes the bucket. All objects (including all object versions and delete markers) in the bucket must be deleted before the bucket itself can be deleted.

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Request Syntax

DELETE / HTTP/1.1 Host:

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Specifies the bucket being deleted.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 204

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 204 response with an empty HTTP body.


Sample Request

This request deletes the bucket named quotes.

DELETE / HTTP/1.1 Host: quotes.s3.<Region> Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:00:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content x-amz-id-2: JuKZqmXuiwFeDQxhD7M8KtsKobSzWA1QEjLbTMTagkKdBX2z7Il/jGhDeJ3j6s80 x-amz-request-id: 32FE2CEB32F5EE25 Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2006 12:00:00 GMT Connection: close Server: AmazonS3