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Delete a Microsoft Entra ID directory source

You can delete a Microsoft Entra ID source. You must purge the data for the source if you haven't already done so. You can purge your data during the deletion.


You can't restore this deleted data and directory source.

To delete a source, do as follows:

  1. Go to My Products > General Settings and click Directory service.
  2. Click the name of the source.
  3. Click Turn off.
  4. Click More.
  5. Click Delete.

    If the source has synchronized data associated with it, you must purge it. You're prompted to purge your data.

    Microsoft Entra ID purge data now.

  6. Click Purge now.

  7. Acknowledge that you can't undo a data purge.

    Microsoft Entra ID purge data.

  8. Click Purge data.

    You can now delete your source.

  9. Click Delete.

  10. Click Delete directory source.

    Microsoft Entra ID delete source.