admin.roles.removeAssignments

Removes a set of users from a role for the given scopes and entities

Facts

Method access

HTTP
JavaScript
Python
Java
HTTP
GEThttps://slack.com/api/admin.roles.removeAssignments
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app.client().adminRolesRemoveAssignments
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app.client.admin_roles_removeAssignments
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app.client.admin.roles.removeAssignments
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Content types

application/x-www-form-urlencoded
  • Rate limits

    Tier 2
  • Arguments

    Required arguments

    Authentication token bearing required scopes. Tokens should be passed as an HTTP Authorization header or alternatively, as a POST parameter.

    Example
    xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx

    List of the entity IDs for which roles will be revoked. These can be Org IDs, Team IDs or Channel IDs

    Example
    ['T00000001', 'E00000002']

    ID of the role to which users will be assigned

    Example
    R0001

    List of IDs of the users whose roles will be revoked

    Example
    ['U00000001', 'U00000002', 'U00000003']

    Usage info

    Use admin.roles.removeAssignments to revoke role assignments for specific users and entities across the your entire organization.

    The API will remove role assignments for all user IDs specified in user_ids for all org, team, or channel IDs specified in entities. In cases where an invalid user or other entity ID is passed, the ID will be rejected and details (including the reason for the rejection) will be provided in the respective rejected_users and/or rejected_entities response.

    Utilizing Admin API endpoints

    This admin scope is obtained through version two of the OAuth V2 flow, but there are a few additional requirements. The app requesting this scope must be installed by an Admin or Owner of an Enterprise Grid organization. Also, the app must be installed on the entire org, not on an individual workspace. See below for more details.

    If the app is installed by an Org Admin or Owner, ensure the Channel Management settings provide the appropriate permissions. In order to manage channels after they are created, you must update your token to enable permissions for Org Admins or Owners (not just the Primary Org Owner).

    Admin API endpoints reach across an entire Enterprise Grid organization, not individual workspaces.

    For a token to be imbued with admin scopes, it must be obtained from installing an app on the entire Grid org, not just a workspace within the organization.

    To configure and install an app supporting Admin API endpoints on your Enterprise Grid organization:

    1. Create a new Slack app. Your app will need to be able to handle a standard OAuth 2 flow.
    2. In the app's settings, select OAuth & Permissions from the left navigation. Scroll down to the section titled Scopes and add the admin.* scope you want. Click the green Save Changes button.
    3. In the app's settings, select Manage Distribution from the left navigation. Under the section titled Share Your App with Other Workspaces, make sure all four sections have the green check. Then click the green Activate Public Distribution button.
    4. Under the Share Your App with Your Workspace section, copy the Sharable URL and paste it into a browser to initiate the OAuth handshake that will install the app on your organization. You must be logged in as an Admin or Owner of your Enterprise Grid organization to install the app.
    5. Check the dropdown in the upper right of the installation screen to make sure you are installing the app on the organization, not an individual workspace within the organization. See the image below for a visual.
    6. Once your app completes the OAuth flow, you will be granted an OAuth token that can be used for calling Admin API methods for your organization.

    When installing an app to use an Admin API endpoint, be sure to install it on your Grid organization, not a workspace within the organization.

    Example responses

    Common successful response

    This returns an ok: true response letting you know you have successfully removed the user(s) to the assigned role(s).

    {
        "ok": true
    }

    Common error response

    Typical error response if at least one role scope was invalid for the role you were removing. In the example you can see the Enterprise ID is what is causing the issue.

    {
        "ok": false,
        "error": "failed_for_some_entities",
        "rejected_entities": [
            {
                "id": "E123ABC456",
                "error": "invalid_auth"
            }
        ]
    }

    Errors

    This table lists the expected errors that this method could return. However, other errors can be returned in the case where the service is down or other unexpected factors affect processing. Callers should always check the value of the ok params in the response.

    ErrorDescription
    failed_for_some_entities

    At least one role scope ID was invalid

    failed_for_some_users

    At least one user ID was invalid

    failed_for_some_users_and_entities

    At least one role scope ID was invalid

    feature_not_enabled

    This API is currently not enabled.

    invalid_actor

    This API is only enabled for the Admins/Owners.

    invalid_role_id

    The role type passed does not exist.

    no_valid_entities

    None of the entities passed were valid.

    no_valid_users

    None of the users passed were valid.

    too_many_entities

    More than 10 role scopes were passed.

    too_many_users

    More than 10 users were passed.

    access_denied

    Access to a resource specified in the request is denied.

    account_inactive

    Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace when using a bot token.

    deprecated_endpoint

    The endpoint has been deprecated.

    ekm_access_denied

    Administrators have suspended the ability to post a message.

    enterprise_is_restricted

    The method cannot be called from an Enterprise.

    invalid_auth

    Some aspect of authentication cannot be validated. Either the provided token is invalid or the request originates from an IP address disallowed from making the request.

    is_bot

    This method cannot be called by a legacy bot.

    method_deprecated

    The method has been deprecated.

    missing_scope

    The token used is not granted the specific scope permissions required to complete this request.

    not_allowed_token_type

    The token type used in this request is not allowed.

    not_authed

    No authentication token provided.

    no_permission

    The workspace token used in this request does not have the permissions necessary to complete the request. Make sure your app is a member of the conversation it's attempting to post a message to.

    org_login_required

    The workspace is undergoing an enterprise migration and will not be available until migration is complete.

    token_expired

    Authentication token has expired

    token_revoked

    Authentication token is for a deleted user or workspace or the app has been removed when using a user token.

    two_factor_setup_required

    Two factor setup is required.

    accesslimited

    Access to this method is limited on the current network

    fatal_error

    The server could not complete your operation(s) without encountering a catastrophic error. It's possible some aspect of the operation succeeded before the error was raised.

    internal_error

    The server could not complete your operation(s) without encountering an error, likely due to a transient issue on our end. It's possible some aspect of the operation succeeded before the error was raised.

    invalid_arg_name

    The method was passed an argument whose name falls outside the bounds of accepted or expected values. This includes very long names and names with non-alphanumeric characters other than _. If you get this error, it is typically an indication that you have made a very malformed API call.

    invalid_arguments

    The method was either called with invalid arguments or some detail about the arguments passed is invalid, which is more likely when using complex arguments like blocks or attachments.

    invalid_array_arg

    The method was passed an array as an argument. Please only input valid strings.

    invalid_charset

    The method was called via a POST request, but the charset specified in the Content-Type header was invalid. Valid charset names are: utf-8 iso-8859-1.

    invalid_form_data

    The method was called via a POST request with Content-Type application/x-www-form-urlencoded or multipart/form-data, but the form data was either missing or syntactically invalid.

    invalid_post_type

    The method was called via a POST request, but the specified Content-Type was invalid. Valid types are: application/json application/x-www-form-urlencoded multipart/form-data text/plain.

    missing_post_type

    The method was called via a POST request and included a data payload, but the request did not include a Content-Type header.

    ratelimited

    The request has been ratelimited. Refer to the Retry-After header for when to retry the request.

    request_timeout

    The method was called via a POST request, but the POST data was either missing or truncated.

    service_unavailable

    The service is temporarily unavailable

    team_added_to_org

    The workspace associated with your request is currently undergoing migration to an Enterprise Organization. Web API and other platform operations will be intermittently unavailable until the transition is complete.

    Warnings

    This table lists the expected warnings that this method will return. However, other warnings can be returned in the case where the service is experiencing unexpected trouble.

    WarningDescription
    missing_charset

    The method was called via a POST request, and recommended practice for the specified Content-Type is to include a charset parameter. However, no charset was present. Specifically, non-form-data content types (e.g. text/plain) are the ones for which charset is recommended.

    superfluous_charset

    The method was called via a POST request, and the specified Content-Type is not defined to understand the charset parameter. However, charset was in fact present. Specifically, form-data content types (e.g. multipart/form-data) are the ones for which charset is superfluous.

    Arguments

    Need a token? Create and install a Slack app to begin.
    This will make a real API request. Beware of using it with live workspaces.

    API response


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