Remove a customer user from a role

Applies To

  • Partner Center

How to remove a user from a directory role within a customer account.


  • Credentials as described in Partner Center authentication. This scenario supports authentication with App+User credentials only.
  • A customer ID (customer-tenant-id). If you do not have a customer's ID, you can look up the ID in Partner Center by choosing the customer from the customers list, selecting Account, then saving their Microsoft ID.


To remove a user from a directory role, select the customer with the user to modify with a call to the IAggregatePartner.Customers.ById method, From there, specify the role using the DirectoryRoles.ById method with the directory role ID. Then, access the UserMembers.ById method to identify the user to remove, and the Delete method to remove the user from the role.

// IAggregatePartner partnerOperations;
// string selectedCustomerId;
// string selectedRoleId;
// string selectedUserMemberId;


Sample: Console test app. Project: Partner Center SDK Samples Class: RemoveCustomerUserMemberFromDirectoryRole.cs

REST Request

Request syntax

Method Request URI
DELETE {baseURL}/v1/customers/{customer-tenant-id}/directoryroles/{role-ID}/usermembers/{user-ID} HTTP/1.1

URI parameter

Use the following URI parameters to identify the correct customer, role and user.

Name Type Required Description
customer-tenant-id guid Y The value is a GUID formatted customer-tenant-id that identifies the customer.
role-id guid Y The value is a GUID formatted role-id that identifies the role.
user-id guid Y The value is a GUID formatted user-id that identifies a single user account.

Request headers

Request body


Request example

Authorization: Bearer <token>
Accept: application/json
MS-RequestId: 0a00ec08-6273-46bb-ab6f-14a13959b381
MS-CorrelationId: 87d18a45-81fc-40cf-921a-b91cb82d67fe
X-Locale: en-US
Content-Length: 0
Connection: Keep-Alive  

REST Response

If the user is removed from the role successfully, the response body is empty.

Response success and error codes

Each response comes with an HTTP status code that indicates success or failure and additional debugging information. Use a network trace tool to read this code, error type, and additional parameters. For the full list, see Partner Center REST error codes.

Response example

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Content-Length: 0
MS-CorrelationId: 90bda268-7929-4ad6-be01-89c5af5fc504
MS-RequestId: e784d7aa-8c8d-45ee-8f97-9e09823d7338
MS-CV: es01VX8do0u2aTXw.0
MS-ServerId: 101112616
Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 23:16:35 GMT