How do I bulk delete organizations and users in Zendesk Support? Follow

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    Sonia Radaelli

    I need to delete more tan 200 users from an organization.

    It is possible to do it with bulk import ? How?

    thanks 

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    Jessie - Community Manager

    Hi Sonia!

    So you want to delete these users completely from your Zendesk, or just remove them from the Organization?

    If it's the latter, which I think it is, you can do a bulk user update to remove or change the Org for these users. 

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    Jimmy Rufo

    Hi Jessie/Rebecca,

    Has Zendesk considered a bulk user suspend option?  Our process dictates a user gets suspended when leaving an organization, as we've seen in some cases the same user come back to the same organization, where we've unsuspended the account.

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    Nicole - Community Manager

    Hey Jimmy - 

    It's not a common need, and there's no native functionality to bulk suspend. However, you should be able to do this via the CORE API, using the create_or_update_many users call and updating the  suspended attribute to true

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    Ed Ball

    If you delete a user via the API is this a soft delete or a hard delete?

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    Dwight Bussman

    Hi Ed,

    We have two different endpoints related to user-deletion:

    The key difference between the two is how the personal information is handled after the deletion. In both cases, the user is marked as deleted within Zendesk (the active attribute will return false to indicate this), but the permanent deletion will delete their information as well. Neither case of deletion will allow for "recovery" of that user. If you're looking for something a bit more reversible, we also allow for suspension of users (not deletion). For more information about user-suspension, please see: https://support.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/203690976-Suspending-a-user 

    Please let me know if this helps to answer your question. Feel free to reach out to support@zendesk.com if you'd like to create a ticket to discuss in a more private form.

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