Delete an existing role

Use the Delete Existing Role API to delete an existing role in the Control Room.


Manage roles permission

Users who have manage roles permissions can delete roles. However, only custom roles can be deleted, the system-created roles, the first 16 roles with ID 1 to 16, cannot be deleted.

JSON Web Token (JWT)
All Control Room APIs require a JSON Web Token (JWT) to access the APIs. Generate an authentication token using the Authentication API. See Enterprise 11 Authentication API.
  • URL: http://<your_control_room_url>/v1/usermanagement/roles/{ID}

    Replace the content in the angle brackets with your Control Room URL.

  • Method: DELETE.
  • Use the Swagger definition files installed with your Control Room to test the APIs. View the available Swagger APIs at: http://<your_control_room_url>/swagger/.
  • You can also use a REST client to complete this task.


  1. Add an authentication token to the request header.
    Use the Authentication API to generate a JSON Web Token. See Enterprise 11 Authentication API.
  2. Select DELETE as the method.
  3. In the request header, add a role ID you want to delete.
    DELETE http://<your_control_room_url>/v1/usermanagement/roles/22
  4. Send the request.
    • In Swagger, click Execute.
    • In a REST client, click SEND.
    Response body:
Note: You can also run REST requests from a command terminal. The following is a curl request example. This example is formatted for readability. Replace the text inside the angle brackets, <authentication_token>, with your authentication token.
curl -X DELETE "http://<your_control_room_url>/v1/usermanagement/roles/22" 
-H "accept: application/json" 
-H "X-Authorization: <authentication_token>" 
-H "Content-Type: application/json" -d "{22}"