If you no longer use a bucket, delete the bucket to stop unexpected charges.

Warning Deleted buckets cannot be recovered. Exercise caution when you delete buckets.

Usage notes

  • In this topic, the public endpoint of the China (Hangzhou) region is used. If you want to access OSS by using other Alibaba Cloud services in the same region as OSS, use an internal endpoint For more information about the regions and endpoints supported by OSS, see Regions and endpoints.
  • In this topic, an OSSClient instance is created by using an OSS endpoint. If you want to create an OSSClient instance by using custom domain names or STS, see Initialization.
  • The oss:DeleteBucket permission is required to delete a bucket. For more information, see Attach a custom policy to a RAM user.


  • All objects in the bucket are deleted.
    • For more information about how to manually delete objects, see Delete objects.
    • To delete a large number of objects, we recommend that you configure lifecycle rules to batch delete the objects. For more information, see Configure lifecycle rules.

    If versioning is enabled for the bucket that you want to delete, make sure that all versions of objects in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete all versions of objects in a bucket, see Configure versioning.

  • Parts that are uploaded by multipart upload or resumable upload tasks in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete parts in a bucket, see Manage parts.
  • All LiveChannels in the bucket are deleted. For more information about how to delete LiveChannels, see DeleteLiveChannel.


The following sample code provides an example on how to delete a bucket named examplebucket:

#include "oss_api.h"
#include "aos_http_io.h"
/* Specify the endpoint of the region in which the bucket is located. For example, if the bucket is located in the China (Hangzhou) region, set the endpoint to https://oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com. */
const char *endpoint = "yourEndpoint";
/* The AccessKey pair of an Alibaba Cloud account has permissions on all API operations. Using these credentials to perform operations in OSS is a high-risk operation. We recommend that you use a RAM user to call API operations or perform routine O&M. To create a RAM user, log on to the RAM console. */
const char *access_key_id = "yourAccessKeyId";
const char *access_key_secret = "yourAccessKeySecret";
/* Specify the name of the bucket. Example: examplebucket. */
const char *bucket_name = "examplebucket";
void init_options(oss_request_options_t *options)
    options->config = oss_config_create(options->pool);
    /* Use a char* string to initialize data of the aos_string_t type. */
    aos_str_set(&options->config->endpoint, endpoint);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_id, access_key_id);
    aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_secret, access_key_secret);
    /* Specify whether to use CNAME to access OSS. The value 0 indicates that CNAME is not used. */
    options->config->is_cname = 0;
    /* Configure network parameters, such as the timeout period. */
    options->ctl = aos_http_controller_create(options->pool, 0);
int main(int argc, char *argv[])
    /* Call the aos_http_io_initialize method in main() to initialize global resources, such as network resources and memory resources. */
    if (aos_http_io_initialize(NULL, 0) != AOSE_OK) {
    /* Create a memory pool to manage memory. aos_pool_t is equivalent to apr_pool_t. The code that is used to create a memory pool is included in the APR library. */
    aos_pool_t *pool;
    /* Create a memory pool. The value of the second parameter is NULL. This value specifies that the pool does not inherit other memory pools. */
    aos_pool_create(&pool, NULL);
    /* Create and initialize options. This parameter includes global configuration information, such as endpoint, access_key_id, access_key_secret, is_cname, and curl. */
    oss_request_options_t *oss_client_options;
    /* Allocate the memory resources in the memory pool to the options. */
    oss_client_options = oss_request_options_create(pool);
    /* Initialize oss_client_options. */
    /* Initialize the parameters. */
    aos_string_t bucket;
    aos_table_t *resp_headers = NULL; 
    aos_status_t *resp_status = NULL; 
    /* Assign char* data to a bucket of the aos_string_t type. */
    aos_str_set(&bucket, bucket_name);
    /* Delete the bucket. */
    resp_status = oss_delete_bucket (oss_client_options, &bucket, &resp_headers);
    if (aos_status_is_ok(resp_status)) {
        printf("delete bucket succeeded\n");
    } else {
        printf("delete bucket failed\n");
    /* Release the memory pool. This operation releases the memory resources that are allocated for the request. */
    /* Release the allocated global resources. */
    return 0;


For more information about the API operation that you can call to delete a bucket, see DeleteBucket.