unable to delete using glance image-delete command - Error (403): Unable to delete image <Image uuid>, Image is protected

asked 2015-12-30 04:37:55 -0500

Arun Dhiman gravatar image

updated 2016-01-02 22:16:42 -0500

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I am successfully able to create images from the controller node using glance image-create command in two of my environments, but when I try to delete it using glance image-delete command it throws an error HTTP 403 - Unable to delete image <Image id>. Also the error says the image is protected. Please help!

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answered 2016-01-02 22:20:56 -0500

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Your image is Protected from Deletion. Do the following as an admin.

glance image-update <image-id> --is-protected False

After that try to delete, it will work.


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Do the following as an admin.

glance image-update <image-id> --protected False

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