Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SharePoint Online: Remove User from Site Collection using PowerShell

Requirement: SharePoint Online Remove User from site collection

How to Delete user from site collection in SharePoint Online?
To remove a user from SharePoint Online site collection, follow these steps:

  • Login to SharePoint Online site as Administrator >> Navigate to "All People" page by appending: /_layouts/15/people.aspx/membershipGroupId=0  to the URL (E.g. https://crescent.sharepoint.com/_layouts/15/people.aspx/membershipGroupId=0)
  • In All People page, Select the user you want to delete >> Click on "Actions" Menu >> Delete Users from Site Collection
    sharepoint online Remove user from site collection PowerShell
  • Confirm the prompt to remove user from site collection. This deletes the user from entire site collection, including from all groups where the particular user was member of!
SharePoint online: Remove user from site collection using PowerShell
To remove a user from site collection in SharePoint Online, we can use "Remove-SPOUser"  PowerShell cmdlet. Here is an example:
Remove-SPOUser https://crescent.sharepoint.com -LoginName zahia@Crescent.com
This cmdlet can be used to remove both an internal and an external user from a SharePoint site collection. Lets make it a complete script:

#Get Credentials to connect
$Cred = Get-Credential 

#Connect to SharePoint Online Admin Site
Connect-SPOService -Url $AdminSiteURL -Credential $cred 

#Remove user from Site Collection
Remove-SPOUser -Site $SiteURL -LoginName $UserID
powershell to remove user from site collection in sharepoint online

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