DeprecateThingType - Amazon IoT
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Deprecates a thing type. You can not associate new things with deprecated thing type.

Requires permission to access the DeprecateThingType action.

Request Syntax

POST /thing-types/thingTypeName/deprecate HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "undoDeprecate": boolean }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the thing type to deprecate.

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

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

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Whether to undeprecate a deprecated thing type. If true, the thing type will not be deprecated anymore and you can associate it with things.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200

Response Elements

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



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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