delete account

delete account name


Deletes a specified user account.

Syntax Description

name Specifies a user account name.



Usage Guidelines

Use the show accounts command to determine which account you want to delete from the system.

The show accounts output displays the following information in a tabular format:
  • The user name.

  • Access information associated with each user.

  • User login information.

  • Session information.

Depending on the software version running on your switch and the type of switch you have, additional account information may be displayed.

You must have administrator privileges to delete a user account. The system must have one administrator account; the command will fail if an attempt is made to delete the last administrator account on the system.

To ensure security, change the password on the default account, but do not delete it. The changed password will remain intact through configuration uploads and downloads.

If you must delete the default account, first create another administrator-level account.


The following command deletes account John2:

delete account John2


This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 10.1.

Platform Availability

This command is available on ExtremeSwitching X435, X440-G2, X450-G2, X460-G2, X465, X590, X620, X670-G2, X690, X695, X870, 5320, 5420, and 5520 series switches.