[ aws . iot-data ]



Deletes the shadow for the specified thing.

Requires permission to access the DeleteThingShadow action.

For more information, see DeleteThingShadow in the IoT Developer Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


For production code it is strongly recommended to use the custom endpoint for your account (retrievable via the iot describe-endpoint command) to ensure best availability and reachability of the service. The default endpoints (intended for testing purposes only) can be found at https://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/iot-core.html#iot-core-data-plane-endpoints


--thing-name <value>
[--shadow-name <value>]


--thing-name (string)

The name of the thing.

--shadow-name (string)

The name of the shadow.

outfile (string) Filename where the content will be saved

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global 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 delete a device’s shadow document

The following delete-thing-shadow example deletes the entire shadow document for the device named MyRPi.

aws iot-data delete-thing-shadow \
    --thing-name MyRPi \

The command produces no output on the display, but output.txt contains information that confirms the version and timestamp of the shadow document that you deleted.


For more information, see Using Shadows in the AWS IoT Developers Guide.


payload -> (blob)

The state information, in JSON format.