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Deleting an Image


A private image can be deleted if it is no longer needed.


The token obtained from IAM is valid for only 24 hours. If you want to use a token for authentication, you can cache it to avoid frequently calling the IAM API.

Involved APIs

If you use a token for authentication, you must obtain the token and add X-Auth-Token to the request header of the IMS API when making an API call.

  • IAM API used to obtain the token

    URI format: POST https://IAM endpoint/v3/auth/tokens

  • IMS API used to delete an image (Native OpenStack API)

    URI format: DELETE /v2/images/{image_id}


  1. Obtain the token by referring to Token Authentication.
  2. Send DELETE https://IMS endpoint/v2/images/{image_id}image_id indicates the image ID.
  3. Add X-Auth-Token to the request header.
  4. Check the status code. If the request is successful, 204 is returned.
  5. Refer to Status Code for details about the returned values if an abnormal value is returned.