[ aws . synthetics ]



Permanently deletes the specified canary.

When you delete a canary, resources used and created by the canary are not automatically deleted. After you delete a canary that you do not intend to use again, you should also delete the following:

  • The Lambda functions and layers used by this canary. These have the prefix ``cwsyn-MyCanaryName `` .

  • The CloudWatch alarms created for this canary. These alarms have a name of ``Synthetics-SharpDrop-Alarm-MyCanaryName `` .

  • Amazon S3 objects and buckets, such as the canary’s artifact location.

  • IAM roles created for the canary. If they were created in the console, these roles have the name ``role/service-role/CloudWatchSyntheticsRole-MyCanaryName `` .

  • CloudWatch Logs log groups created for the canary. These logs groups have the name ``/aws/lambda/cwsyn-MyCanaryName `` .

Before you delete a canary, you might want to use GetCanary to display the information about this canary. Make note of the information returned by this operation so that you can delete these resources after you delete the canary.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--name <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--name (string)

The name of the canary that you want to delete. To find the names of your canaries, use DescribeCanaries .

--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.