Delete an Apigee organization. For organizations with BillingType EVALUATION, an immediate deletion is performed. For paid organizations (Subscription or Pay-as-you-go), a soft-deletion is performed. The organization can be restored within the soft-deletion period, which is specified using the retention field in the request or by filing a support ticket with Apigee. During the data retention period specified in the request, the Apigee organization cannot be recreated in the same Google Cloud project. IMPORTANT: The default data retention setting for this operation is 7 days. To permanently delete the organization in 24 hours, set the retention parameter to MINIMUM.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: apigee1 --scope <scope> organizations delete ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <name> (string)
    • Required. Name of the organization. Use the following structure in your request: organizations/{org}

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional Method Properties

You may set the following properties to further configure the call. Please note that -p is followed by one or more key-value-pairs, and is called like this -p k1=v1 k2=v2 even though the listing below repeats the -p for completeness.

  • -p retention=string
    • Optional. This setting is applicable only for organizations that are soft-deleted (i.e., BillingType is not EVALUATION). It controls how long Organization data will be retained after the initial delete operation completes. During this period, the Organization may be restored to its last known state. After this period, the Organization will no longer be able to be restored. Note: During the data retention period specified using this field, the Apigee organization cannot be recreated in the same GCP project.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").