Unassigns and deletes the specified public IP (either ephemeral or reserved). You must specify the object’s OCID. The public IP address is returned to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure public IP pool.

Note: You cannot update, unassign, or delete the public IP that Oracle automatically assigned to an entity for you (such as a load balancer or NAT gateway). The public IP is automatically deleted if the assigned entity is terminated.

For an assigned reserved public IP, the initial unassignment portion of this operation is asynchronous. Poll the public IP’s lifecycleState to determine if the operation succeeded.

If you want to simply unassign a reserved public IP and return it to your pool of reserved public IPs, instead use UpdatePublicIp.


oci network public-ip delete [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--public-ip-id [text]

The OCID of the public IP.

Optional Parameters


Perform deletion without prompting for confirmation.

--from-json [text]

Provide input to this command as a JSON document from a file using the file://path-to/file syntax.

The --generate-full-command-json-input option can be used to generate a sample json file to be used with this command option. The key names are pre-populated and match the command option names (converted to camelCase format, e.g. compartment-id –> compartmentId), while the values of the keys need to be populated by the user before using the sample file as an input to this command. For any command option that accepts multiple values, the value of the key can be a JSON array.

Options can still be provided on the command line. If an option exists in both the JSON document and the command line then the command line specified value will be used.

For examples on usage of this option, please see our “using CLI with advanced JSON options” link:

--if-match [text]

For optimistic concurrency control. In the PUT or DELETE call for a resource, set the if-match parameter to the value of the etag from a previous GET or POST response for that resource. The resource will be updated or deleted only if the etag you provide matches the resource’s current etag value.

--max-wait-seconds [integer]

The maximum time to wait for the resource to reach the lifecycle state defined by --wait-for-state. Defaults to 1200 seconds.

--wait-for-state [text]

This operation creates, modifies or deletes a resource that has a defined lifecycle state. Specify this option to perform the action and then wait until the resource reaches a given lifecycle state. Multiple states can be specified, returning on the first state. For example, --wait-for-state SUCCEEDED --wait-for-state FAILED would return on whichever lifecycle state is reached first. If timeout is reached, a return code of 2 is returned. For any other error, a return code of 1 is returned.

Accepted values are:

--wait-interval-seconds [integer]

Check every --wait-interval-seconds to see whether the resource has reached the lifecycle state defined by --wait-for-state. Defaults to 30 seconds.

Example using required parameter

Copy the following CLI commands into a file named Run the command by typing “bash” and replacing the example parameters with your own.

Please note this sample will only work in the POSIX-compliant bash-like shell. You need to set up the OCI configuration and appropriate security policies before trying the examples.

    export compartment_id=<substitute-value-of-compartment_id> #
    export lifetime=<substitute-value-of-lifetime> #

    public_ip_id=$(oci network public-ip create --compartment-id $compartment_id --lifetime $lifetime --query --raw-output)

    oci network public-ip delete --public-ip-id $public_ip_id