Delete users API

Deletes users from the native realm.

Request

DELETE /_xpack/security/user/<username>

Description

For more information about the native realm, see Realms and Configuring a native realm.

Path Parameters

username (required)
(string) An identifier for the user.

Authorization

To use this API, you must have at least the manage_security cluster privilege.

Examples

The following example deletes the user jacknich:

DELETE /_xpack/security/user/jacknich

If the user is successfully deleted, the request returns {"found": true}. Otherwise, found is set to false.

{
  "found" : true
}