Role / Action / delete



Deletes the specified role. Unlike the Amazon Web Services Management Console, when you delete a role programmatically, you must delete the items attached to the role manually, or the deletion fails. For more information, see Deleting an IAM role. Before attempting to delete a role, remove the following attached items:

  • Inline policies ( DeleteRolePolicy)

  • Attached managed policies ( DetachRolePolicy)

  • Instance profile ( RemoveRoleFromInstanceProfile)

  • Optional – Delete instance profile after detaching from role for resource clean up ( DeleteInstanceProfile)


Make sure that you do not have any Amazon EC2 instances running with the role you are about to delete. Deleting a role or instance profile that is associated with a running instance will break any applications running on the instance.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = role.delete()