Delete role mappings APIedit

Removes role mappings.


DELETE /_security/role_mapping/<name>


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


Role mappings define which roles are assigned to each user. For more information, see Mapping users and groups to roles.

The role mapping APIs are generally the preferred way to manage role mappings rather than using role mapping files. The delete role mappings API cannot remove role mappings that are defined in role mapping files.

Path parametersedit

(string) The distinct name that identifies the role mapping. The name is used solely as an identifier to facilitate interaction via the API; it does not affect the behavior of the mapping in any way.


The following example delete a role mapping:

DELETE /_security/role_mapping/mapping1

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

  "found" : true