Synthetics / Client / delete_canary



Permanently deletes the specified canary.

If you specify DeleteLambda to true, CloudWatch Synthetics also deletes the Lambda functions and layers that are used by the canary.

Other resources used and created by the canary are not automatically deleted. After you delete a canary that you do not intend to use again, you should also delete the following:

  • The CloudWatch alarms created for this canary. These alarms have a name of ``Synthetics-SharpDrop-Alarm-MyCanaryName ``.

  • Amazon S3 objects and buckets, such as the canary’s artifact location.

  • IAM roles created for the canary. If they were created in the console, these roles have the name ``role/service-role/CloudWatchSyntheticsRole-MyCanaryName ``.

  • CloudWatch Logs log groups created for the canary. These logs groups have the name ``/aws/lambda/cwsyn-MyCanaryName ``.

Before you delete a canary, you might want to use GetCanary to display the information about this canary. Make note of the information returned by this operation so that you can delete these resources after you delete the canary.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_canary(
  • Name (string) –


    The name of the canary that you want to delete. To find the names of your canaries, use DescribeCanaries.

  • DeleteLambda (boolean) –

    Specifies whether to also delete the Lambda functions and layers used by this canary. The default is false.

    Type: Boolean

Return type:



Response Syntax


Response Structure

  • (dict) –