Delete a presence subscription

Delete an active presence subscription.

Applies to: Skype for Business 2015

Deleting an ongoing presence subscription involves accessing the active presenceSubscription resource. This resource is created as the result of submitting a POST request to subscribe to the presence of specified contacts or a specified group. See Subscribe to the presence of a group of contacts and Subscribe to the presence of selected contacts for information on how to obtain the required URL to access the presenceSubscription resource. A link to this resource will also be sent as part of the presenceSubscription updated event notification when the subscription is about to expire.

The steps here assume that you have already created an application and have received a response that contains the href for an application resource. For more information, see Create an application.

  1. Send a DELETE request on presenceSubscription.

    To delete a presence subscription, send a DELETE request on the corresponding presenceSubscription resource. An example of this request is shown as follows, where 97b6bd66 is the presence subscription ID.

    Authorization: Bearer cwt=AAEBHAEFAAAAAAAFFQAAAIxVppb2z4Dxaju2054F...
    Accept: */*
    X-Requested-With: XMLHttpRequest
    Accept-Language: en-us
    Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate
    User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; Trident/5.0; SLCC2; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; Media Center PC 6.0; InfoPath.3; MS-RTC LM 8; Zune 4.7; BRI/2; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E)
    Content-Length: 0
    DNT: 1
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Cache-Control: no-cache
  2. Process the response to the previous DELETE request.

    If successful, a 204 No Content response will be returned.

    HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
    Connection: Keep-Alive
    Date: Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:42:35 GMT
    Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
    Cache-Control: no-cache
    X-AspNet-Version: 4.0.30319
    X-Powered-By: ASP.NET

    A presence subscription deleted event will be sent on the event channel. An example is shown as follows:

    "sender": [
    "events": [

Note that the associated subscribed contacts are also deleted.