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Thanasis
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Solution for deleting a user with Power Automate

Hello ,

 

I was wondering if there is way to automate the delete process of a user from the 365 environment using power Automate.

What our process is when someone leaves the company is to block sign in / remove him from all groups but keep the account active for 60 days and then delete that account . I was wondering if there is a way we can automate this using Power Automate. Any help I would truly appreciate. Thank you. 

 

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alrez
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Hi,

 

Looking at our documentation I don't see anyway to delete users through Power Automate. I don't believe it possible to delete users using any built in functions of Power Automate. It looks like there is already a suggestion to add this functionality in. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Azure-AD-remove-User/idi-p/102139

 

Regards,

 

Alex

 

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@Thanasis I am not sure you need to create a Sharpoint list for the functionality to work like you want. I am not sure why it's necessary. You can assign a user a security group with no permissions in Office 364 as well as assign them to an Azure ad group with no license attached. Those two things you can do from power automate. With or without a sharepoint list, that's possible, but a Sharepoint list can make it easier to track it, assign status start and end and be able to delete them from those criteria.

 

With this function you can disable an azure user:

Screenshot 2022-03-23 at 20.01.21.png

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alrez
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Hi,

 

Looking at our documentation I don't see anyway to delete users through Power Automate. I don't believe it possible to delete users using any built in functions of Power Automate. It looks like there is already a suggestion to add this functionality in. https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Automate-Ideas/Azure-AD-remove-User/idi-p/102139

 

Regards,

 

Alex

 

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Thanasis
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Hello Thank you @alrez  for your response. One last thing , do you know if at least there is away to get a notification using flow or something else when a user has been disabled for at lets say 60 days ?

Hi Thanasis,
I'm in the process of setting this up and I'm creating a SharePoint Off-boarding list and adding in Name, last day and last day +14 as the columns. I add the off-boarded user to a group with a basic license instead of a premium license.
This way, after 14 days, I can remove the Out of Office and removing their basic license and a few other things and that flow will run every day, and notify me through Teams that xyz offboarded user left 2 weeks ago so manually delete the user.

shavora
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@Thanasis If you mean the Azure user/license, you can delete a user with HTTP with calling graph.microsoft.com

 

Screenshot 2022-03-23 at 19.14.48.png

 

Though you will need to:

Thanasis
Helper V
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@shavora That is great. Can I ask one more thing. What do I need to do if I want to disable and not delete ? 

@Thanasis Can you create an AD group with no rights to place them in? This you can do from power automate. You can also disable Azure users from power automate. Not sure these ideas meet your reqiurements though. I misread that t wasn't deleting you needed.

Thanasis
Helper V
Helper V

@shavora  can you give me an example if you can. what would I use from the power automate to disable the user ?

Do you think what @Schotty  suggested before would work?

@Thanasis I am not sure you need to create a Sharpoint list for the functionality to work like you want. I am not sure why it's necessary. You can assign a user a security group with no permissions in Office 364 as well as assign them to an Azure ad group with no license attached. Those two things you can do from power automate. With or without a sharepoint list, that's possible, but a Sharepoint list can make it easier to track it, assign status start and end and be able to delete them from those criteria.

 

With this function you can disable an azure user:

Screenshot 2022-03-23 at 20.01.21.png

Thanasis
Helper V
Helper V

@shavora  Thank you so much for that 

@shavora Can you please provide the whole screenshot to know what values to be passed for the remaining fields of this 'HTTP'??

 

Steve-CSSS
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@Sara16 you will need to configure those yourself.  This is a good link describing how to How To Setup MS Graph API Authentication For Power Automate (zeitgeistcode.com).  Hope that helps. I usually put the ClientID, Secret, and Tenant in Variables at the beginning of the flow so that it's easy to maintain.

Initially while posting a comment here, I had no idea on how to fill up those fields, but after exploring a lot found the way to fill it up and got fed up as I keep getting the error whatever I try- either invalid or insufficient privileges, while I am the global admin as I am using my test tenant account.

QuintonR
Frequent Visitor

@Thanasis One way to delete a user from a Microsoft List using Power Automate is to create a flow asking for user input (ask for the employee's first and last name) and store that in a variable. Then, automate opening web browser tabs to the desired list URL where you can search the name (via the variable defined earlier in the flow), and if that name is found, have the flow use the UI to delete them from that list.

 

This can be repeated if you have multiple lists that you want to remove somebody from.  

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