Posted On: Feb 2, 2021

You can now perform S3 Delete Object Tagging operations using Amazon S3 Batch Operations to delete object tags across many objects with a single API request or a few clicks in the S3 Management Console. S3 Batch Operations lets you perform repetitive or bulk actions like copying objects or replacing tag sets across billions of objects. S3 Batch Operations handles all the manual work, including managing retries and displaying progress.  

Object tags are key-value pairs that provide you with a way to categorize storage. For example, tags enable you to have fine-grained access control through IAM user permissions, manage object lifecycle rules with specific tag-based filters, group objects for analytics, and customize Amazon CloudWatch metrics to display information based on specific tags. These tags can be applied when you upload an object, or you can add them to existing objects. Now with S3 Delete Object Tagging support on Batch Operations, you can remove the entire tag set from the specified objects when they are no longer needed. 

S3 Batch Operations supports seven actions in addition to delete object tagging: object copy, object tagging, applying ACLs to objects, Glacier restore, AWS Lambda functions, Object Lock with retention days, and Object Lock for legal hold. S3 Batch Operations support for S3 Delete Object Tagging includes all the same functionality as the S3 Delete Object Tagging API. To learn more about how to use S3 Delete Object Tagging for S3 Batch Operations jobs, see the user guide.  

S3 Batch Operations and support for S3 Delete Object Tagging is available in all AWS Regions, including the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, the AWS China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the AWS China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about S3 Batch Operations visit the feature page, read the blog, watch the video tutorials, visit the documentation, and see our FAQs