[ aws . rekognition ]



Deletes faces from a collection. You specify a collection ID and an array of face IDs to remove from the collection.

This operation requires permissions to perform the rekognition:DeleteFaces action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--collection-id <value>
--face-ids <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--collection-id (string)

Collection from which to remove the specific faces.

--face-ids (list)

An array of face IDs to delete.



"string" "string" ...

--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 delete faces from a collection

The following delete-faces command deletes the specified face from a collection.

aws rekognition delete-faces \
    --collection-id MyCollection
    --face-ids '["0040279c-0178-436e-b70a-e61b074e96b0"]'


    "DeletedFaces": [

For more information, see Deleting Faces from a Collection in the Amazon Rekognition Developer Guide.


DeletedFaces -> (list)

An array of strings (face IDs) of the faces that were deleted.