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Is any API can revoke user's access? Edited

Hi, I read the document and didn't find the related API to make revoke users.

just can remove the group to make user can't access.


I want to make this disable by API. Is any API can do that?

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Dario B Atlassian Team Oct 03, 2019

Hi @eric_kao ,

Is this for Jira Server or Cloud?

In Jira Server you can activate/deactivate a user by sending a PUT request to the /rest/api/2/user endpoint. For details see: 


In Jira Cloud it is not possible to use above endpoint but, having claimed a domain, you can use the User Management REST API to disable a user by sending a POST request to the /users/{account_id}/manage/lifecycle/disable endpoint. For details see:


I hope this helps.



Hi @Dario B

Now, we used Jira Cloud and this api is the version2.

But now is version3. I will try the User Management REST API to do this.






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Dario B Atlassian Team Oct 03, 2019

Thanks @eric_kao ,

Let us know how it goes, or just accept the answer if this helps 

Hi @Dario B ,

Are there any example code about disable users?

I have tried to use the User Management REST API but still can't disable users.

Hi @eric_kao ,

Examples showing how to disable users via REST API using cURL, Node.js, Java, Python and PHP are available in the documentation page itself:



When sending the request, kindly make sure that:

  1. You are trying to disable a managed account for the organization you are set as an administrator (ht****e).
  2. You are setting in the endpoint URL the correct AccountID for the user you want to disable
  3. You are using a valid API Key to authenticate the REST API call



If this still doesn't work, please try to send the request using Curl as shown in below example and paste the result in your answer (make sure to remove the sensitive content):

curl -D- -H 'Authorization: Bearer <ADMIN API KEY HERE>' -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{ "message": "SOME MESSAGE"}' -X POST<ACCOUNT ID TO DISABLE>/manage/lifecycle/disable



Hi @Dario B ,

I would like to manage with API requests the revoke/grant access for customers created in Jira Service Desk (Cloud) with :

curl --request POST \
  --url '' \
  --header 'Accept: application/json' \
  --header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
  --data '{
  "displayName": "Fred F. User",
  "email": ""

My role is site admin, is there a way to do this ?

When I'm using the "Disable user" request I get error 401 unauthorized.

Thanks for your answer,



EDIT : I post the question here.



Hi @Anne Morel ,

The REST API endpoint provided in here is only intended to be used with  managed accounts for the organization you are set as an administrator for (if any), and it is not intended to be used to disable portal only (Jira Service Desk) customers.


However, in order to avoid mixing different topics, I will reply adding more details in the other thread.


@eric_kao , did the answer help? Can you kindly accept it in case it was useful? 



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