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ory delete identity

ory delete identity

Delete one or more identities by their ID(s)


This command deletes one or more identities by ID. To delete an identity by some selector, e.g. the recovery email address, use the list command in combination with jq.

We have to admit, this is not easy if you don't speak jq fluently. What about opening an issue and telling us what predefined selectors you want to have?

ory delete identity id-0 [id-1] [id-2] [id-n] [flags]


To delete the identity with the recovery email address "", run:

ory delete identity $(ory list identities --format json | jq -r 'map(select(.recovery_addresses[].value == "")) | .[].id')


  -h, --help             help for identity
--project string The project to use

Options inherited from parent commands

  -c, --config string   Path to the Ory Cloud configuration file.
--format string Set the output format. One of default, json, yaml, and json-pretty. (default "default")
-q, --quiet Be quiet with output printing.
-y, --yes Confirm all dialogs with yes.