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This method disables a user. A disabled user can no longer log into a Slack team. Note: This method does not work on free tier. Note that you need a legacy token for this method.


This method has the URL and follows the Slack Web API calling conventions.

Argument Example Required Description
token xxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxx Required Authentication token (Requires scope: client)
user U1234567890 Required ID of the user to be disabled


You will receive a standard Slack API response in JSON as described here. For example if successful you get:

"ok": true

Errors & Warnings

Error Description
paid_only Error message when used with a free Slack team
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