Delete a User API Key

Personal API keys are deprecated.

  • You cannot create new Personal API Keys.
  • You cannot use your existing Personal API Keys for accessing the API from March 1, 2021.
  • You must update any existing scripts or tools to use Programmatic API Keys instead.

The Atlas API authenticates using HTTP Digest Authentication. Provide a programmatic API public key and corresponding private key as the username and password when constructing the HTTP request.

To learn how to configure API access for an Atlas project, see Configure Atlas API Access.

Base URL:

Use this endpoint to delete a user’s API key. You must be the user specified in the digest authentication to successfully use this endpoint.


DELETE /users/{USER-ID}/keys/{KEY-ID}

Request Parameters

Request Path Parameters

Path Element Required/Optional Description
USER-ID Required. The unique identifier for your database user. Specify the value of the id field for the desired user in the response body of the /orgs/{ORG-ID}/users endpoint.
KEY-ID Required The unique identifier for the user API key that you want to delete. Specify the value of the id field for the desired key in the response body of the users/{USER-ID}/keys endpoint.

Request Query Parameters

The following query parameters are optional:

Query Parameter Type Description Default
pretty boolean Displays response in a prettyprint format. false
envelope boolean Specifies whether or not to wrap the response in an envelope. false

Request Body Parameters

This endpoint does not use HTTP request body parameters.


This endpoint returns an empty JSON document.

Example Request

The following example disables a user API key:

curl -X DELETE --digest -i -u "{PUBLIC-KEY}:{PRIVATE-KEY}" \

Example Response

This endpoint does not return a response body.