[ aws . iot ]



Deletes the specified certificate.

A certificate cannot be deleted if it has a policy or IoT thing attached to it or if its status is set to ACTIVE. To delete a certificate, first use the DetachPolicy action to detach all policies. Next, use the UpdateCertificate action to set the certificate to the INACTIVE status.

Requires permission to access the DeleteCertificate action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--certificate-id <value>
[--force-delete | --no-force-delete]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--certificate-id (string)

The ID of the certificate. (The last part of the certificate ARN contains the certificate ID.)

--force-delete | --no-force-delete (boolean)

Forces the deletion of a certificate if it is inactive and is not attached to an IoT thing.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To delete a device certificate

The following delete-certificate example deletes the device certificate with the specified ID.

aws iot delete-certificate \
    --certificate-id c0c57bbc8baaf4631a9a0345c957657f5e710473e3ddbee1428d216d54d53ac9

This command produces no output.

For more information, see DeleteCertificate in the AWS IoT API Reference.