Delete index alias API

Deletes an existing index alias.

An index alias is a secondary name used to refer to one or more existing indices.

Most Elasticsearch APIs accept an index alias in place of an index name.

DELETE /my-index-000001/_alias/alias1

Request

DELETE /<index>/_alias/<alias>

DELETE /<index>/_aliases/<alias>

Path parameters

<index>

(Required, string) Comma-separated list or wildcard expression of index names used to limit the request.

To include all indices in the cluster, use a value of _all or *.

<alias>

(Required, string) Comma-separated list or wildcard expression of index alias names used to limit the request.

To delete all aliases, use a value of _all or *.

Query parameters

master_timeout
(Optional, time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a connection to the master node. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s.
timeout
(Optional, time units) Specifies the period of time to wait for a response. If no response is received before the timeout expires, the request fails and returns an error. Defaults to 30s.