How to Delete a Bucket Using Postman


Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. If you do not have any prior experience with the application, we would suggest looking over the Postman Getting Started guide. Please note that you will need to create an account in order to use the Postman application.



Buckets can be deleted right from the Wasabi Console.  However, for larger buckets sometimes the browser will timeout before the operation completes.  For this situation, we recommend using Postman to issue the delete request.

Please note that the following example discusses the use of Wasabi's us-east-2 storage region. To use other Wasabi storage regions, please use the appropriate Wasabi service URL as described in this article.


Postman Deletion Steps

1) Click the "+" symbol to start a new API request.


2) On the Authorization tab, select "AWS Signature" from the dropdown.

  • Confirm that the authorization data is added to the Request Headers.
  • Enter your Access & Secret Key.
  • Enter the region that the bucket is located in.
  • Enter "s3" as the Service Name.


3) Confirm that the Request Type is "DELETE" and enter the service URL for your bucket, then click 'Send'.  Please keep Postman open and running until you get a response.


4) If the request was successful you will see a 204 response with an empty body.


5) You can then confirm in the Wasabi Console that the bucket has been deleted.


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