EC2 / Client / delete_tags



Deletes the specified set of tags from the specified set of resources.

To list the current tags, use DescribeTags. For more information about tags, see Tag your Amazon EC2 resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_tags(
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
  • DryRun (boolean) – Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

  • Resources (list) –


    The IDs of the resources, separated by spaces.

    Constraints: Up to 1000 resource IDs. We recommend breaking up this request into smaller batches.

    • (string) –

  • Tags (list) –

    The tags to delete. Specify a tag key and an optional tag value to delete specific tags. If you specify a tag key without a tag value, we delete any tag with this key regardless of its value. If you specify a tag key with an empty string as the tag value, we delete the tag only if its value is an empty string.

    If you omit this parameter, we delete all user-defined tags for the specified resources. We do not delete Amazon Web Services-generated tags (tags that have the aws: prefix).

    Constraints: Up to 1000 tags.

    • (dict) –

      Describes a tag.

      • Key (string) –

        The key of the tag.

        Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws:.

      • Value (string) –

        The value of the tag.

        Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 256 Unicode characters.




This example deletes the tag Stack=test from the specified image.

response = client.delete_tags(
            'Key': 'Stack',
            'Value': 'test',


Expected Output:

    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',