AWS Identity and Access Management
API Reference (API Version 2010-05-08)
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DeleteUser

Deletes the specified IAM user. Unlike the AWS Management Console, when you delete a user programmatically, you must delete the items attached to the user manually, or the deletion fails. For more information, see Deleting an IAM User. Before attempting to delete a user, remove the following items:

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

UserName

The name of the user to delete.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [\w+=,.@-]+

Required: Yes

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.

ConcurrentModification

The request was rejected because multiple requests to change this object were submitted simultaneously. Wait a few minutes and submit your request again.

HTTP Status Code: 409

DeleteConflict

The request was rejected because it attempted to delete a resource that has attached subordinate entities. The error message describes these entities.

HTTP Status Code: 409

LimitExceeded

The request was rejected because it attempted to create resources beyond the current AWS account limits. The error message describes the limit exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 409

NoSuchEntity

The request was rejected because it referenced a resource entity that does not exist. The error message describes the resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceFailure

The request processing has failed because of an unknown error, exception or failure.

HTTP Status Code: 500

Example

Sample Request

https://iam.amazonaws.com/?Action=DeleteUser &UserName=Bob &Version=2010-05-08 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DeleteUserResponse xmlns="https://iam.amazonaws.com/doc/2010-05-08/"> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DeleteUserResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: