[ aws . ssm-contacts ]



To remove a contact from Incident Manager, you can delete the contact. Deleting a contact removes them from all escalation plans and related response plans. Deleting an escalation plan removes it from all related response plans. You will have to recreate the contact and its contact channels before you can use it again.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--contact-id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--contact-id (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the contact that you’re deleting.

--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 contact

The following delete-contact example deletes a contact. The contact will no longer be reachable from any escalation plan that refers to them.

aws ssm-contacts delete-contact \
    --contact-id "arn:aws:ssm-contacts:us-east-1:111122223333:contact/alejr"

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Contacts in the Incident Manager User Guide.