DeleteBucket (SOAP API) - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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DeleteBucket (SOAP API)


SOAP support over HTTP is deprecated, but it is still available over HTTPS. New Amazon S3 features will not be supported for SOAP. We recommend that you use either the REST API or the Amazon SDKs.

The DeleteBucket operation deletes a bucket. All objects in the bucket must be deleted before the bucket itself can be deleted.


This example deletes the "quotes" bucket.

Sample Request

<DeleteBucket xmlns=""> <Bucket>quotes</Bucket> <AWSAccessKeyId> AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE</AWSAccessKeyId> <Timestamp>2006-03-01T12:00:00.183Z</Timestamp> <Signature>Iuyz3d3P0aTou39dzbqaEXAMPLE=</Signature> </DeleteBucket>

Sample Response

<DeleteBucketResponse xmlns=""> <DeleteBucketResponse> <Code>204</Code> <Description>No Content</Description> </DeleteBucketResponse> </DeleteBucketResponse>


  • Bucket: The name of the bucket you want to delete.

Access Control

Only the owner of a bucket is allowed to delete it, regardless the access control policy on the bucket.