DeleteDeliveryStream - Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose
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Deletes a delivery stream and its data.

To check the state of a delivery stream, use DescribeDeliveryStream. You can delete a delivery stream only if it is in one of the following states: ACTIVE, DELETING, CREATING_FAILED, or DELETING_FAILED. You can't delete a delivery stream that is in the CREATING state. While the deletion request is in process, the delivery stream is in the DELETING state.

While the delivery stream is in the DELETING state, the service might continue to accept records, but it doesn't make any guarantees with respect to delivering the data. Therefore, as a best practice, first stop any applications that are sending records before you delete a delivery stream.

Request Syntax

{ "AllowForceDelete": boolean, "DeliveryStreamName": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Set this to true if you want to delete the delivery stream even if Kinesis Data Firehose is unable to retire the grant for the CMK. Kinesis Data Firehose might be unable to retire the grant due to a customer error, such as when the CMK or the grant are in an invalid state. If you force deletion, you can then use the RevokeGrant operation to revoke the grant you gave to Kinesis Data Firehose. If a failure to retire the grant happens due to an Amazon KMS issue, Kinesis Data Firehose keeps retrying the delete operation.

The default value is false.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The name of the delivery stream.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_.-]+

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.


The resource is already in use and not available for this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400



The following JSON example deletes a delivery stream named exampleStreamName.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: firehose.<region>.<domain> Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: <AuthParams> Connection: Keep-Alive X-Amz-Date: <Date> X-Amz-Target: Firehose_20150804.DeleteDeliveryStream { "DeliveryStreamName": "exampleStreamName" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: <RequestId> Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Date: <Date>

See Also

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