WAFRegional / Client / delete_rule_group




This is AWS WAF Classic documentation. For more information, see AWS WAF Classic in the developer guide.

For the latest version of AWS WAF, use the AWS WAFV2 API and see the AWS WAF Developer Guide. With the latest version, AWS WAF has a single set of endpoints for regional and global use.

Permanently deletes a RuleGroup. You can’t delete a RuleGroup if it’s still used in any WebACL objects or if it still includes any rules.

If you just want to remove a RuleGroup from a WebACL, use UpdateWebACL.

To permanently delete a RuleGroup from AWS WAF, perform the following steps:

  • Update the RuleGroup to remove rules, if any. For more information, see UpdateRuleGroup.

  • Use GetChangeToken to get the change token that you provide in the ChangeToken parameter of a DeleteRuleGroup request.

  • Submit a DeleteRuleGroup request.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_rule_group(
  • RuleGroupId (string) –


    The RuleGroupId of the RuleGroup that you want to delete. RuleGroupId is returned by CreateRuleGroup and by ListRuleGroups.

  • ChangeToken (string) –


    The value returned by the most recent call to GetChangeToken.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ChangeToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ChangeToken (string) –

      The ChangeToken that you used to submit the DeleteRuleGroup request. You can also use this value to query the status of the request. For more information, see GetChangeTokenStatus.


  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFStaleDataException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFInternalErrorException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFNonexistentItemException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFReferencedItemException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFNonEmptyEntityException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFInvalidOperationException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFTagOperationException

  • WAFRegional.Client.exceptions.WAFTagOperationInternalErrorException