Permanently removes an object from its bucket.

Request syntax

DELETE /ObjectName HTTP/1.1
Date: date
Content-Length: length
Authorization: signatureValue

Request headers

You can use the following request headers with the DELETE operation:
Authorization, Content-Length, Content-Type, Date, and Host.

The Authorization, Date, and Host headers are required; the others are optional.
For more information, see Request Headers.

Response headers

Response headers in a DELETE operation may include: Content-Length, Connection, Date, ETag, and Server.

For more information, see Response Headers.


Request sample

This sample deletes the hosts object from the docs bucket:

DELETE /hosts HTTP/1.1
Accept-Encoding: identity..content-length: 0
Authorization: AWS pat:0CgY8llGvG2ROfyZjlUS0H538WI=
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:27:54 GMT

Response sample
HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Date: Tue, 21 Jun 2011 12:27:54 GMT
Server: RestServer/1.0
Content-Length: 0
Content-Type: application/octet-stream
Cache-Control: no-cache
Connection: close