[ aws . ec2 ]



Disassociates secondary Elastic IP addresses (EIPs) from a public NAT gateway. You cannot disassociate your primary EIP. For more information, see Edit secondary IP address associations in the Amazon VPC User Guide .

While disassociating is in progress, you cannot associate/disassociate additional EIPs while the connections are being drained. You are, however, allowed to delete the NAT gateway.

An EIP is released only at the end of MaxDrainDurationSeconds. It stays associated and supports the existing connections but does not support any new connections (new connections are distributed across the remaining associated EIPs). As the existing connections drain out, the EIPs (and the corresponding private IP addresses mapped to them) are released.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--nat-gateway-id <value>
--association-ids <value>
[--max-drain-duration-seconds <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--nat-gateway-id (string)

The ID of the NAT gateway.

--association-ids (list)

The association IDs of EIPs that have been associated with the NAT gateway.



"string" "string" ...

--max-drain-duration-seconds (integer)

The maximum amount of time to wait (in seconds) before forcibly releasing the IP addresses if connections are still in progress. Default value is 350 seconds.

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To disassociate an Elastic IP address from a public NAT gateway

The following disassociate-nat-gateway-address example disassociates the specified Elastic IP address from the specified public NAT gateway.

aws ec2 disassociate-nat-gateway-address \
    --nat-gateway-id nat-1234567890abcdef0 \
    --association-ids eipassoc-0f96bdca17EXAMPLE


    "NatGatewayId": "nat-1234567890abcdef0",
    "NatGatewayAddresses": [
            "AllocationId": "eipalloc-0be6ecac95EXAMPLE",
            "NetworkInterfaceId": "eni-09cc4b2558794f7f9",
            "PrivateIp": "",
            "PublicIp": "",
            "AssociationId": "eipassoc-0f96bdca17EXAMPLE",
            "IsPrimary": false,
            "Status": "disassociating"

For more information, see NAT gateways in the Amazon VPC User Guide.


NatGatewayId -> (string)

The ID of the NAT gateway.

NatGatewayAddresses -> (list)

Information about the NAT gateway IP addresses.


Describes the IP addresses and network interface associated with a NAT gateway.

AllocationId -> (string)

[Public NAT gateway only] The allocation ID of the Elastic IP address that’s associated with the NAT gateway.

NetworkInterfaceId -> (string)

The ID of the network interface associated with the NAT gateway.

PrivateIp -> (string)

The private IP address associated with the NAT gateway.

PublicIp -> (string)

[Public NAT gateway only] The Elastic IP address associated with the NAT gateway.

AssociationId -> (string)

[Public NAT gateway only] The association ID of the Elastic IP address that’s associated with the NAT gateway.

IsPrimary -> (boolean)

Defines if the IP address is the primary address.

FailureMessage -> (string)

The address failure message.

Status -> (string)

The address status.