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.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_delivery_stream(
  • DeliveryStreamName (string) --


    The name of the delivery stream.

  • AllowForceDelete (boolean) --

    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 Web Services KMS issue, Kinesis Data Firehose keeps retrying the delete operation.

    The default value is false.

Return type



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) --


  • Firehose.Client.exceptions.ResourceInUseException
  • Firehose.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException