Delete an Atlas Search Index

The Atlas API uses HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

For complete documentation on configuring API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.


Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project ID. For existing groups, your group/project ID remains the same. The resource and corresponding endpoints use the term groups.

Base URL:


DELETE /groups/{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-NAME}/fts/indexes/{INDEX-ID}

Request Parameters

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Required/Optional Description
GROUP-ID Required The unique identifier for the project that contains the specified cluster.
CLUSTER-NAME Required The name of the cluster containing the database and collection with one or more Atlas Search indexes.
INDEX-ID Required The unique identifier of the Atlas Search index. Use the Get All Atlas Search Indexes for a Collection API endpoint to find the IDs of all Atlas Search indexes.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Query Parameter Type Description Default
pretty boolean Displays response in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope. false

Request Body Parameters

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

Response Elements

The HTTP response returns an empty JSON document.


Example Request

  --digest "{GROUP-ID}/clusters/{CLUSTER-NAME}/fts/indexes/{INDEX-ID}"