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kratos identities delete

kratos identities delete

Delete identities by ID


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?

kratos identities delete <id-0 [id-1 ...]> [flags]


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

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


  -h, --help   help for delete

Options inherited from parent commands

  -e, --endpoint string   The URL of Ory Kratos' Admin API. Alternatively set using the KRATOS_ADMIN_URL environmental variable.
-f, --format string Set the output format. One of table, json, and json-pretty. (default "default")
-q, --quiet Be quiet with output printing.