Delete a Database User


Groups and projects are synonymous terms. Your {GROUP-ID} is the same as your project id. For existing groups, your group/project id remains the same. This page uses the more familiar term group. The endpoints are as stated on the page.

Base URL:

The Atlas API uses HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide your Atlas username as the username and group API key as the password as part of the HTTP request.

This endpoint requires that the Atlas user has the Owner role. To view the available Atlas users, click on Users in the left-hand navigation.

For complete documentation on configuring API access for an Atlas group, see Configure Atlas API Access.


DELETE /api/atlas/v1.0/groups/{GROUP-ID}/databaseUsers/admin/{USERNAME}

Request Path Parameters

Parameter Required/Optional Description
GROUP-ID Required. The unique identifier for the group.
USERNAME Required. The username to delete

Request Query Parameters

Field Required/Optional Description
envelope Optional.

A boolean that specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope.

Defaults to false. For more information, see Envelopes.

Request Body Parameters

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.

Response Elements

This endpoint does not return HTTP response elements.

Example Request



You must modify the following code block with the appropriate credentials and group ID.

curl -i -u "username:apiKey" --digest -X DELETE ""


HTTP/1.1 200 OK