amazonka-ec2-1.3.1: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud SDK.

Copyright(c) 2013-2015 Brendan Hay
LicenseMozilla Public License, v. 2.0.
MaintainerBrendan Hay <>
Portabilitynon-portable (GHC extensions)
Safe HaskellNone




Releases the specified Elastic IP address.

After releasing an Elastic IP address, it is released to the IP address pool and might be unavailable to you. Be sure to update your DNS records and any servers or devices that communicate with the address. If you attempt to release an Elastic IP address that you already released, you'll get an AuthFailure error if the address is already allocated to another AWS account.

EC2-Classic, default VPC
Releasing an Elastic IP address automatically disassociates it from any instance that it's associated with. To disassociate an Elastic IP address without releasing it, use DisassociateAddress.
Nondefault VPC
You must use DisassociateAddress to disassociate the Elastic IP address before you try to release it. Otherwise, Amazon EC2 returns an error (InUse).

See: AWS API Reference for ReleaseAddress.


Creating a Request

releaseAddress :: ReleaseAddress Source

Creates a value of ReleaseAddress with the minimum fields required to make a request.

Use one of the following lenses to modify other fields as desired:

Request Lenses

raAllocationId :: Lens' ReleaseAddress (Maybe Text) Source

The allocation ID. Required for EC2-VPC.

raPublicIP :: Lens' ReleaseAddress (Maybe Text) Source

The Elastic IP address. Required for EC2-Classic.

raDryRun :: Lens' ReleaseAddress (Maybe Bool) Source

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Destructuring the Response

releaseAddressResponse :: ReleaseAddressResponse Source

Creates a value of ReleaseAddressResponse with the minimum fields required to make a request.