Deleting a User

You can delete a user in your account that no longer needs access to your resources.

You need to detach any resource associated with the user before you can delete the user.

Deleting a User Using Cockpit v2

Before you begin:

  1. Click inside the EIM Users dashboard to make checkboxes appear.

  2. Check the box of the user you want to delete.

    Multiselection is available.

    The user is selected and an action appears.

  3. Click IconTerminate Delete.
    A confirmation dialog box appears.

  4. Click Delete.
    The user is deleted.

Deleting a User Using OSC CLI

The DeleteUser command deletes a specified EIM user. The EIM user must not belong to any group, nor have any key or linked policy.

Request sample
$ osc-cli api DeleteUser --profile "default" \
    --UserName "example-user"

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • DryRun: (optional) If true, checks whether you have the required permissions to perform the action.

  • UserName: The name of the EIM user you want to delete.

The DeleteUser command returns the following elements:

  • ResponseContext: Information about the context of the response.

Result sample
  "ResponseContext": {
    "RequestId": "0475ca1e-d0c5-441d-712a-da55a4175157"

Deleting a User Using AWS CLI

Before you begin:

To delete a user, use the delete-user command following this syntax:

Request sample
$ aws iam delete-user \
    --profile YOUR_PROFILE \
    --user-name USER_NAME \

This command contains the following attributes that you need to specify:

  • (optional) profile: The named profile you want to use, created when configuring AWS CLI. For more information, see Installing and Configuring AWS CLI.

  • user-name: The name of the user you want to delete.

  • endpoint: The endpoint corresponding to the Region you want to send the request to.

The specified user is deleted from your account.

Related Pages

Corresponding API Methods

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