DeleteAccount Service Operation - Customer Management

Deletes an account.


After deleting the account it will be searchable and show as inactive in the Bing Ads web application. You may or may not choose to surface inactive accounts in your application.

Request Elements

The DeleteAccountRequest object defines the body and header elements of the service operation request. The elements must be in the same order as shown in the Request SOAP.

Request Body Elements

Element Description Data Type
AccountId The identifier of the account to delete. long
TimeStamp The time-stamp value that the operation uses to reconcile the update. You must call GetAccount to get the time-stamp value. The delete operation fails if the account object has a time-stamp value that differs from the one that you pass. base64Binary

Request Header Elements

Element Description Data Type
AuthenticationToken The OAuth access token that represents a Microsoft Account user who has permissions to Bing Ads accounts. string
DeveloperToken The developer token used to access the Bing Ads API. string
Password The Bing Ads managed user's sign-in password. string
UserName The Bing Ads managed user's sign-in name. You must not set this element to a Microsoft account or email address. string


The UserName and Password header elements are deprecated. In future versions of the API, Bing Ads will transition exclusively to Microsoft Account (email address) authentication. For more information, see Authentication with OAuth. UserName and Password are still required for Bing Ads managed credentials, but they are not applicable for Microsoft account authentication. To authenticate a Microsoft account, use the AuthenticationToken] header instead of UserName and Password.

Response Elements

The DeleteAccountResponse object defines the body and header elements of the service operation response. The elements are returned in the same order as shown in the Response SOAP.

Response Body Elements

There are not any elements in the operation's response body.

Response Header Elements

Element Description Data Type
TrackingId The identifier of the log entry that contains the details of the API call. string

Request SOAP

The following template shows the order of the body and header elements for the SOAP request.

<s:Envelope xmlns:i="" xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <Action mustUnderstand="1">DeleteAccount</Action>
    <ApplicationToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</ApplicationToken>
    <AuthenticationToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</AuthenticationToken>
    <DeveloperToken i:nil="false">ValueHere</DeveloperToken>
    <Password i:nil="false">ValueHere</Password>
    <UserName i:nil="false">ValueHere</UserName>
    <DeleteAccountRequest xmlns="">
      <TimeStamp i:nil="false">ValueHere</TimeStamp>

Response SOAP

The following template shows the order of the body and header elements for the SOAP response.

<s:Envelope xmlns:s="">
  <s:Header xmlns="">
    <TrackingId d3p1:nil="false" xmlns:d3p1="">ValueHere</TrackingId>
    <DeleteAccountResponse xmlns="" />

Code Syntax

The example syntax can be used with Bing Ads SDKs. See Bing Ads Code Examples for more examples.

public async Task<DeleteAccountResponse> DeleteAccountAsync(
    long accountId,
    base64Binary timeStamp)
    var request = new DeleteAccountRequest
        AccountId = accountId,
        TimeStamp = timeStamp

    return (await CustomerManagementService.CallAsync((s, r) => s.DeleteAccountAsync(r), request));
static DeleteAccountResponse deleteAccount(
    java.lang.Long accountId,
    byte[] timeStamp) throws RemoteException, Exception
    DeleteAccountRequest request = new DeleteAccountRequest();


    return CustomerManagementService.getService().deleteAccount(request);
static function DeleteAccount(

    $GLOBALS['Proxy'] = $GLOBALS['CustomerManagementProxy'];

    $request = new DeleteAccountRequest();

    $request->AccountId = $accountId;
    $request->TimeStamp = $timeStamp;

    return $GLOBALS['CustomerManagementProxy']->GetService()->DeleteAccount($request);


Service: CustomerManagementService.svc v11