Remove tags from a cluster - Amazon EMR
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Remove tags from a cluster

If you no longer need a tag, you can remove it from the cluster.


We’ve redesigned the Amazon EMR console to make it easier to use. See Amazon EMR console to learn about the differences between the old and new console experiences.

New console
To remove tags on a cluster with the new console
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console, and open the Amazon EMR console at

  2. Under EMR on EC2 in the left navigation pane, choose Clusters, and select the cluster that you want to update.

  3. On the Tags tab on the cluster details page, select Manage tags.

  4. Choose Remove for each key-value pair that you want to remove.

  5. Choose Save changes.

Old console
To remove tags on a cluster with the old console
  1. In the Amazon EMR console, select the Cluster List page and click a cluster from which to remove tags.

  2. On the Cluster Details page, in the Tags field, click View All/Edit.

  3. In the View All/Edit dialog box, click the X icon next to the tag to delete and click Save.

  4. (Optional) Repeat the previous step for each tag key-value pair to remove from the cluster.

Amazon CLI
To remove tags on a cluster with the Amazon CLI

Type the remove-tags subcommand with the --tag-keys parameter. When removing a tag, only the key name is required.

  • To remove a tag from a cluster, type the following command and replace j-KT4XXXXXXXX1NM with your cluster ID.

    aws emr remove-tags --resource-id j-KT4XXXXXX1NM --tag-keys "costCenter"

    You cannot currently remove multiple tags using a single command.

    For more information on using Amazon EMR commands in the Amazon CLI, see