Remove an application registered with the Microsoft identity platform

Enterprise developers and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers who have registered applications with the Microsoft identity platform may need to remove an application's registration.

In the following sections, you learn how to:

  • Remove an application authored by you or your organization
  • Remove an application authored by another organization

Prerequisites

Remove an application authored by you or your organization

Applications that you or your organization have registered are represented by both an application object and service principal object in your tenant. For more information, see Application Objects and Service Principal Objects.

Note

Deleting an application will also delete its service principal object in the application's home directory. For multi-tenant applications, service principal objects in other directories will not be deleted.

To delete an application, be listed as an owner of the application or have admin privileges.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal.
  2. If you have access to multiple tenants, use the Directory + subscription filter in the top menu to select the tenant in which the app is registered.
  3. Search and select the Azure Active Directory.
  4. Under Manage, select App registrations and select the application that you want to configure. Once you've selected the app, you'll see the application's Overview page.
  5. From the Overview page, select Delete.
  6. Read the deletion consequences. Check the box if one appears at the bottom of the pane.
  7. Select Delete to confirm that you want to delete the app.

Remove an application authored by another organization

If you are viewing App registrations in the context of a tenant, a subset of the applications that appear under the All apps tab are from another tenant and were registered into your tenant during the consent process. More specifically, they are represented by only a service principal object in your tenant, with no corresponding application object. For more information on the differences between application and service principal objects, see Application and service principal objects in Azure AD.

In order to remove an application’s access to your directory (after having granted consent), the company administrator must remove its service principal. The administrator must have Global Admininstrator access, and can remove the application through the Azure portal or use the Azure AD PowerShell Cmdlets to remove access.

Next steps

Learn more about application and service principal objects in the Microsoft identity platform.