Deletes an Operator Control. You cannot delete an Operator Control if it is assigned to govern any target resource currently or in the future. In that case, first, delete all of the current and future assignments before deleting the Operator Control. An Operator Control that was previously assigned to a target resource is marked as DELETED following a successful deletion. However, it is not completely deleted from the system. This is to ensure auditing information for the accesses done under the Operator Control is preserved for future needs. The system purges the deleted Operator Control only when all of the audit data associated with the Operator Control are also deleted. Therefore, you cannot reuse the name of the deleted Operator Control until the system purges the Operator Control.


oci opctl operator-control delete [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--operator-control-id [text]

unique OperatorControl identifier

Optional Parameters

--description [text]

reason for deletion of OperatorControl.


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 and paste the following example into a JSON file, replacing the example parameters with your own.

    oci opctl operator-control create --generate-param-json-input approver-groups-list > approver-groups-list.json

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 is_fully_pre_approved=<substitute-value-of-is_fully_pre_approved> #
    export operator_control_name=<substitute-value-of-operator_control_name> #
    export resource_type=<substitute-value-of-resource_type> #

    operator_control_id=$(oci opctl operator-control create --approver-groups-list file://approver-groups-list.json --compartment-id $compartment_id --is-fully-pre-approved $is_fully_pre_approved --operator-control-name $operator_control_name --resource-type $resource_type --query --raw-output)

    oci opctl operator-control delete --operator-control-id $operator_control_id