AWS Lambda to Disable EC2 termination protection

Posted: September 25, 2018 in AWS, Scripts

This code will list all EC2 instances for every region and if termination protection is enabled, it will be disabled

import json
import boto3
def lambda_handler(event, context):
  client = boto3.client('ec2')
  ec2_regions = [region['RegionName'] for region in client.describe_regions()['Regions']]
  for region in ec2_regions:
     client = boto3.client('ec2', region_name=region)
     conn = boto3.resource('ec2',region_name=region)
     instances = conn.instances.filter()
     for instance in instances:
       if instance.state["Name"] == "running":
       #print # , instance.instance_type, region)
        terminate_protection=client.describe_instance_attribute(InstanceId,Attribute = 'disableApiTermination')
        if protection_value == True:
          client.modify_instance_attribute(,Attribute="disableApiTermination",Value= "False" )
  1. AWS Training says:

    Nice! Thanks for sharing this information


  2. Suresh Kumar says:

    Good post! Tried this at the beginning of last year but left it halfway since I didn’t have much time and also I overlooked describe_instance_attribute method. But this time I didn’t have to do the research 😀 Thank you!

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