DeleteRepository - Amazon Elastic Container Registry
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Deletes a repository. If the repository isn't empty, you must either delete the contents of the repository or use the force option to delete the repository and have Amazon ECR delete all of its contents on your behalf.

Request Syntax

{ "force": boolean, "registryId": "string", "repositoryName": "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.


If true, deleting the repository force deletes the contents of the repository. If false, the repository must be empty before attempting to delete it.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The Amazon account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository to delete. If you do not specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

Type: String

Pattern: [0-9]{12}

Required: No


The name of the repository to delete.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: (?:[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*/)*[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "repository": { "createdAt": number, "encryptionConfiguration": { "encryptionType": "string", "kmsKey": "string" }, "imageScanningConfiguration": { "scanOnPush": boolean }, "imageTagMutability": "string", "registryId": "string", "repositoryArn": "string", "repositoryName": "string", "repositoryUri": "string" } }

Response Elements

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

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The repository that was deleted.

Type: Repository object


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


The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The operation failed due to a KMS exception.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository contains images. To delete a repository that contains images, you must force the deletion with the force parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository could not be found. Check the spelling of the specified repository and ensure that you are performing operations on the correct registry.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server-side issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an Amazon Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the Amazon General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or one of the Amazon SDKs to make requests to Amazon, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example deletes a repository named ubuntu in the default registry for an account.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: AmazonEC2ContainerRegistry_V20150921.DeleteRepository Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 User-Agent: aws-cli/1.16.190 Python/3.6.1 Darwin/16.7.0 botocore/1.12.180 X-Amz-Date: 20190715T205933Z Authorization: AUTHPARAMS Content-Length: 33 { "repositoryName":"sample-repo" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 123a4b56-7c89-01d2-3ef4-example5678f Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 252 Connection: keep-alive { "repository":{ "createdAt":1.563223656E9, "registryId":"012345678910", "repositoryArn":"arn:aws:ecr:us-west-2:012345678910:repository/sample-repo", "repositoryName":"sample-repo", "repositoryUri":"" } }

See Also

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