[ aws . cloudformation ]



Updates termination protection for the specified stack. If a user attempts to delete a stack with termination protection enabled, the operation fails and the stack remains unchanged. For more information, see Protecting a Stack From Being Deleted in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

For nested stacks , termination protection is set on the root stack and cannot be changed directly on the nested stack.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--enable-termination-protection | --no-enable-termination-protection
--stack-name <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--enable-termination-protection | --no-enable-termination-protection (boolean)

Whether to enable termination protection on the specified stack.

--stack-name (string)

The name or unique ID of the stack for which you want to set termination protection.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To enable termination protection

The following update-termination-protection example enables termination protection on the specified stack.

aws cloudformation update-termination-protection \
    --stack-name my-stack \


    "StackId": "arn:aws:cloudformation:us-west-2:123456789012:stack/my-stack/d0a825a0-e4cd-xmpl-b9fb-061c69e99204"


StackId -> (string)

The unique ID of the stack.