Delete a user

Important

APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Delete user.

When deleted, user resources are moved to a temporary container and can be restored within 30 days. After that time, they are permanently deleted. To learn more, see deletedItems.

Permissions

One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) User.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application User.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

DELETE /users/{id | userPrincipalName}

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.

Response

If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

DELETE https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/users/ba9a3254-9f18-4209-aeb3-9e42a35b5be4 

Response

Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content