Disable users APIedit

Disables users in the native realm.


PUT /_security/user/<username>/_disable


By default, when you create users, they are enabled. You can use this API to revoke a user’s access to Elasticsearch. To re-enable a user, there is an enable users API.

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

Path Parametersedit

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


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


The following example disables the user jacknich:

PUT /_security/user/jacknich/_disable