AWS Config
API Reference (API Version 2014-11-12)
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Deletes the specified organization config rule and all of its evaluation results from all member accounts in that organization. Only a master account can delete an organization config rule.

AWS Config sets the state of a rule to DELETE_IN_PROGRESS until the deletion is complete. You cannot update a rule while it is in this state.

Request Syntax

{ "OrganizationConfigRuleName": "string" }

Request Parameters

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

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of organization config rule that you want to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response with an empty HTTP body.


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


You specified one or more organization config rules that do not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


For PutConfigAggregator API, no permission to call EnableAWSServiceAccess API.

For all OrganizationConfigRule APIs, AWS Config throws an exception if APIs are called from member accounts. All APIs must be called from organization master account.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You see this exception in the following cases:

  • For DeleteConfigRule API, AWS Config is deleting this rule. Try your request again later.

  • For DeleteConfigRule API, the rule is deleting your evaluation results. Try your request again later.

  • For DeleteConfigRule API, a remediation action is associated with the rule and AWS Config cannot delete this rule. Delete the remediation action associated with the rule before deleting the rule and try your request again later.

  • For PutConfigOrganizationRule, organization config rule deletion is in progress. Try your request again later.

  • For DeleteOrganizationConfigRule, organization config rule creation is in progress. Try your request again later.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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