Delete Container operation marks the specified container for deletion. The container and any blobs contained within it are later deleted during garbage collection.
You can construct the
Delete Container request as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace myaccount with the name of your storage account.
|Method||Request URI||HTTP version|
Emulated storage service URI
When you make a request against the emulated storage service, specify the emulator hostname and Azure Blob Storage port as
127.0.0.1:10000, followed by the emulated storage account name.
|Method||Request URI||HTTP version|
For more information, see Use Azurite emulator for local Azure Storage development.
You can specify the following additional parameter on the request URI.
The following table describes required and optional request headers.
||Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.|
||Required for version 2012-02-12 and later if the container has an active lease. To call
||Required for all authorized requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage services.|
||Optional. Provides a client-generated, opaque value with a 1-kibibyte (KiB) character limit that's recorded in the logs when logging is configured. We highly recommend that you use this header to correlate client-side activities with requests that the server receives. For more information, see Monitor Azure Blob Storage.|
This operation also supports the use of conditional headers to delete the container only if a specified condition is met. For more information, see Specifying conditional headers for Blob Storage operations.
Request Syntax: DELETE https://myaccount.blob.core.windows.net/mycontainer?restype=container HTTP/1.1 Request Headers: x-ms-version: 2011-08-18 x-ms-date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:44:34 GMT Authorization: SharedKey devstoreaccount1:t7mf5htNuwLFX9g0S2LDdRtRn1FQzMAluBvHy1QPpnM=
The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.
A successful operation returns status code 202 (Accepted). For information about status codes, see Status and error codes.
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response can also include additional, standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.
||This header uniquely identifies the request that was made, and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API operations.|
||Indicates the version of Blob Storage used to run the request. This header is returned for requests made against version 2009-09-19 and later.|
||A UTC date/time value that indicates the time at which the response was initiated. The service generates this value.|
||You can use this header to troubleshoot requests and corresponding responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the
Response Status: HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted Response Headers: Transfer-Encoding: chunked Content-Type: application/xml Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2011 21:45:00 GMT x-ms-version: 2011-08-18 Server: Windows-Azure-Blob/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0
Authorization is required when calling any data access operation in Azure Storage. You can authorize the
Delete Container operation as described below.
Azure Storage supports using Microsoft Entra ID to authorize requests to blob data. With Microsoft Entra ID, you can use Azure role-based access control (Azure RBAC) to grant permissions to a security principal. The security principal may be a user, group, application service principal, or Azure managed identity. The security principal is authenticated by Microsoft Entra ID to return an OAuth 2.0 token. The token can then be used to authorize a request against the Blob service.
To learn more about authorization using Microsoft Entra ID, see Authorize access to blobs using Microsoft Entra ID.
Listed below are the RBAC action necessary for a Microsoft Entra user, group, or service principal to call the
Delete Container operation, and the least privileged built-in Azure RBAC role that includes this action:
- Azure RBAC action: Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts/blobServices/containers/delete
- Least privileged built-in role: Storage Blob Data Contributor
To learn more about assigning roles using Azure RBAC, see Assign an Azure role for access to blob data.
When a container is deleted, a container with the same name can't be created for at least 30 seconds. The container might not be available for more than 30 seconds if the service is still processing the request. While the container is being deleted, attempts to create a container of the same name fail with status code 409 (Conflict). The service indicates that the container is being deleted. All other operations, including operations on any blobs under the container, fail with status code 404 (Not Found) while the container is being deleted.
Storage accounts are not charged for
Delete Container requests.