Deletes the specified tag namespace. This operation triggers a process that removes all of the tags defined in the specified tag namespace from all resources in your tenancy and then deletes the tag namespace.

After you start the delete operation:

  • New tag key definitions cannot be created under the namespace. * The state of the tag namespace changes to DELETING. * Tag removal from the resources begins.

This process can take up to 48 hours depending on the number of tag definitions in the namespace, the number of resources that are tagged, and the locations of the regions in which those resources reside.

After all tags are removed, the state changes to DELETED. You cannot restore a deleted tag namespace. After the deleted tag namespace changes its state to DELETED, you can use the name of the deleted tag namespace again.

After you start this operation, you cannot start either the DeleteTag or the BulkDeleteTags operation until this process completes.

To delete a tag namespace, you must first retire it. Use UpdateTagNamespace to retire a tag namespace.


oci iam tag-namespace cascade-delete [OPTIONS]

Required Parameters

--tag-namespace-id [text]

The OCID of the tag namespace.

Optional Parameters

--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.

--is-lock-override [boolean]

Whether to override locks (if any exist).

--max-wait-seconds [integer]

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

--wait-for-state [text]

This operation asynchronously creates, modifies or deletes a resource and uses a work request to track the progress of the operation. Specify this option to perform the action and then wait until the work request reaches a certain 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 work request has reached the 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 description=<substitute-value-of-description> #
    export name=<substitute-value-of-name> #

    tag_namespace_id=$(oci iam tag-namespace create --compartment-id $compartment_id --description $description --name $name --query --raw-output)

    oci iam tag-namespace cascade-delete --tag-namespace-id $tag_namespace_id