mc admin user disable


The mc admin user disable command disables a MinIO user on the target MinIO deployment.

Clients cannot use the user credentials to authenticate to the MinIO deployment. Disabling a user does not remove that user from the deployment. Use mc admin user enable to enable a disabled user on a MinIO deployment.

To manage external Identity Provider users, see OIDC or AD/LDAP.

The following command disables user myuser on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc admin user disable myminio myuser

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] admin user disable   \
                            ALIAS     \
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



The alias of the MinIO deployment with the user to disable.


The username of the user to disable.

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Disable a User

Use mc admin user disable to disable a user on a MinIO deployment.

mc admin user disable ALIAS USERNAME
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of the MinIO deployment.

  • Replace USERNAME with the username of the user to disable.


S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.