Buckets: delete

Requires authorization

Permanently deletes an empty bucket. The request fails if there are any live or noncurrent objects in the bucket, but the request succeeds if the bucket only contains soft-deleted objects or incomplete uploads, such as ongoing XML API multipart uploads. Does not delete soft-deleted objects.

Required permissions

The authenticated user must have the storage.buckets.delete IAM permission to use this method.


HTTP request

DELETE https://storage.googleapis.com/storage/v1/b/bucket

In addition to standard query parameters, the following query parameters apply to this method.

To see an example of how to include query parameters in a request, see the JSON API Overview page.


Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
bucket string Name of a bucket.
Optional query parameters
ifMetagenerationMatch long If set, only deletes the bucket if its metageneration matches this value.
ifMetagenerationNotMatch long If set, only deletes the bucket if its metageneration does not match this value.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns an empty response body.

For information about status and error codes returned by this API, see the reference page.

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