InstanceProfile / Action / remove_role



Removes the specified IAM role from the specified Amazon EC2 instance profile.


Make sure that you do not have any Amazon EC2 instances running with the role you are about to remove from the instance profile. Removing a role from an instance profile that is associated with a running instance might break any applications running on the instance.

For more information about roles, see IAM roles in the IAM User Guide. For more information about instance profiles, see Using instance profiles in the IAM User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = instance_profile.remove_role(

RoleName (string) –


The name of the role to remove.

This parameter allows (through its regex pattern) a string of characters consisting of upper and lowercase alphanumeric characters with no spaces. You can also include any of the following characters: _+=,.@-