All Products
Document Center


Last Updated:Apr 29, 2024

Deletes a bucket.

Operation description

  • Only the Alibaba Cloud Account ID owner of a bucket can delete the bucket from the account.
  • You cannot delete buckets that store objects. You can only delete empty buckets.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer.

Authorization information

The following table shows the authorization information corresponding to the API. The authorization information can be used in the Action policy element to grant a RAM user or RAM role the permissions to call this API operation. Description:

  • Operation: the value that you can use in the Action element to specify the operation on a resource.
  • Access level: the access level of each operation. The levels are read, write, and list.
  • Resource type: the type of the resource on which you can authorize the RAM user or the RAM role to perform the operation. Take note of the following items:
    • The required resource types are displayed in bold characters.
    • If the permissions cannot be granted at the resource level, All Resources is used in the Resource type column of the operation.
  • Condition Key: the condition key that is defined by the cloud service.
  • Associated operation: other operations that the RAM user or the RAM role must have permissions to perform to complete the operation. To complete the operation, the RAM user or the RAM role must have the permissions to perform the associated operations.
OperationAccess levelResource typeCondition keyAssociated operation
  • All Resources

Request parameters


The name of the bucket that you want to delete. You can delete only one bucket at a time.


Response parameters


Schema of Response


The ID of the request.



Sample success responses


  "RequestId": "2180AB96-57CF-1C68-9FEE-D60E547FD79C"

Error codes

HTTP status codeError codeError message
400InvalidBucketNameSpecified parameter BucketName is not valid.
400NoPermissionPermission denied.
400InvalidParameter.%sThe specified field %s invalid. Please check it again.
403AccessDeniedauth is not valid
404NoSuchBucketThe specified bucket does not exist.
409BucketNotEmptyThe bucket you tried to delete is not empty.
500InternalErrorThe request processing has failed due to some unknown error.

For a list of error codes, visit the Service error codes.

Change history

Change timeSummary of changesOperation
2024-04-17The Error code has changedsee changesets
Change itemChange content
Error CodesThe Error code has changed.
    delete Error Codes: 400
    delete Error Codes: 403
    delete Error Codes: 404
    delete Error Codes: 409
    delete Error Codes: 500