Delete API Permissions

You can delete permissions from an API using the Auth0 Dashboard or the Management API.

Use the Dashboard

  1. Go to Dashboard > Applications > APIs and click the name of the API to view.

    Dashboard Applications APIs List
  2. Go to the Permissions tab and click the trashcan icon next to the permission you want to remove and confirm.

    Dashboard Add API Permissions API Define Permissions Screen

Use the Management API

Make a PATCH call to the Update Resource Server endpoint. Be sure to replace API_ID, MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN, PERMISSION_NAME, and PERMISSION_DESC placeholder values with your API ID, Management API Access Token, permission name(s), and permission description(s), respectively.


curl --request PATCH \
  --url 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID' \
  --header 'authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN' \
  --header 'cache-control: no-cache' \
  --header 'content-type: application/json' \
  --data '{ "scopes": [ { "value": "PERMISSION_NAME", "description": "PERMISSION_DESC" }, { "value": "PERMISSION_NAME", "description": "PERMISSION_DESC" } ] }'
var client = new RestClient("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID");
var request = new RestRequest(Method.PATCH);
request.AddHeader("content-type", "application/json");
request.AddHeader("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN");
request.AddHeader("cache-control", "no-cache");
request.AddParameter("application/json", "{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }", ParameterType.RequestBody);
IRestResponse response = client.Execute(request);
package main

import (
	"fmt"
	"strings"
	"net/http"
	"io/ioutil"
)

func main() {

	url := "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID"

	payload := strings.NewReader("{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }")

	req, _ := http.NewRequest("PATCH", url, payload)

	req.Header.Add("content-type", "application/json")
	req.Header.Add("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
	req.Header.Add("cache-control", "no-cache")

	res, _ := http.DefaultClient.Do(req)

	defer res.Body.Close()
	body, _ := ioutil.ReadAll(res.Body)

	fmt.Println(res)
	fmt.Println(string(body))

}
HttpResponse<String> response = Unirest.patch("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID")
  .header("content-type", "application/json")
  .header("authorization", "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN")
  .header("cache-control", "no-cache")
  .body("{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }")
  .asString();
var axios = require("axios").default;

var options = {
  method: 'PATCH',
  url: 'https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID',
  headers: {
    'content-type': 'application/json',
    authorization: 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN',
    'cache-control': 'no-cache'
  },
  data: {
    scopes: [
      {value: 'PERMISSION_NAME', description: 'PERMISSION_DESC'},
      {value: 'PERMISSION_NAME', description: 'PERMISSION_DESC'}
    ]
  }
};

axios.request(options).then(function (response) {
  console.log(response.data);
}).catch(function (error) {
  console.error(error);
});
#import <Foundation/Foundation.h>

NSDictionary *headers = @{ @"content-type": @"application/json",
                           @"authorization": @"Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
                           @"cache-control": @"no-cache" };
NSDictionary *parameters = @{ @"scopes": @[ @{ @"value": @"PERMISSION_NAME", @"description": @"PERMISSION_DESC" }, @{ @"value": @"PERMISSION_NAME", @"description": @"PERMISSION_DESC" } ] };

NSData *postData = [NSJSONSerialization dataWithJSONObject:parameters options:0 error:nil];

NSMutableURLRequest *request = [NSMutableURLRequest requestWithURL:[NSURL URLWithString:@"https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID"]
                                                       cachePolicy:NSURLRequestUseProtocolCachePolicy
                                                   timeoutInterval:10.0];
[request setHTTPMethod:@"PATCH"];
[request setAllHTTPHeaderFields:headers];
[request setHTTPBody:postData];

NSURLSession *session = [NSURLSession sharedSession];
NSURLSessionDataTask *dataTask = [session dataTaskWithRequest:request
                                            completionHandler:^(NSData *data, NSURLResponse *response, NSError *error) {
                                                if (error) {
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", error);
                                                } else {
                                                    NSHTTPURLResponse *httpResponse = (NSHTTPURLResponse *) response;
                                                    NSLog(@"%@", httpResponse);
                                                }
                                            }];
[dataTask resume];
$curl = curl_init();

curl_setopt_array($curl, [
  CURLOPT_URL => "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID",
  CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER => true,
  CURLOPT_ENCODING => "",
  CURLOPT_MAXREDIRS => 10,
  CURLOPT_TIMEOUT => 30,
  CURLOPT_HTTP_VERSION => CURL_HTTP_VERSION_1_1,
  CURLOPT_CUSTOMREQUEST => "PATCH",
  CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS => "{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }",
  CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER => [
    "authorization: Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    "cache-control: no-cache",
    "content-type: application/json"
  ],
]);

$response = curl_exec($curl);
$err = curl_error($curl);

curl_close($curl);

if ($err) {
  echo "cURL Error #:" . $err;
} else {
  echo $response;
}
import http.client

conn = http.client.HTTPSConnection("")

payload = "{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }"

headers = {
    'content-type': "application/json",
    'authorization': "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
    'cache-control': "no-cache"
    }

conn.request("PATCH", "/YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID", payload, headers)

res = conn.getresponse()
data = res.read()

print(data.decode("utf-8"))
require 'uri'
require 'net/http'
require 'openssl'

url = URI("https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID")

http = Net::HTTP.new(url.host, url.port)
http.use_ssl = true
http.verify_mode = OpenSSL::SSL::VERIFY_NONE

request = Net::HTTP::Patch.new(url)
request["content-type"] = 'application/json'
request["authorization"] = 'Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN'
request["cache-control"] = 'no-cache'
request.body = "{ \"scopes\": [ { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" }, { \"value\": \"PERMISSION_NAME\", \"description\": \"PERMISSION_DESC\" } ] }"

response = http.request(request)
puts response.read_body
import Foundation

let headers = [
  "content-type": "application/json",
  "authorization": "Bearer MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN",
  "cache-control": "no-cache"
]
let parameters = ["scopes": [
    [
      "value": "PERMISSION_NAME",
      "description": "PERMISSION_DESC"
    ],
    [
      "value": "PERMISSION_NAME",
      "description": "PERMISSION_DESC"
    ]
  ]] as [String : Any]

let postData = JSONSerialization.data(withJSONObject: parameters, options: [])

let request = NSMutableURLRequest(url: NSURL(string: "https://YOUR_DOMAIN/api/v2/resource-servers/API_ID")! as URL,
                                        cachePolicy: .useProtocolCachePolicy,
                                    timeoutInterval: 10.0)
request.httpMethod = "PATCH"
request.allHTTPHeaderFields = headers
request.httpBody = postData as Data

let session = URLSession.shared
let dataTask = session.dataTask(with: request as URLRequest, completionHandler: { (data, response, error) -> Void in
  if (error != nil) {
    print(error)
  } else {
    let httpResponse = response as? HTTPURLResponse
    print(httpResponse)
  }
})

dataTask.resume()

Value Description
API_ID Τhe ID of the API for which you want to add permissions.
MGMT_API_ACCESS_TOKEN Access Token for the Management API with the scope update:resource_servers.
PERMISSION_NAME Name(s) of the permission(s) you would like to add for the specified API.
PERMISSION_DESC User-friendly description(s) of the permission(s) you would like to add for the specified API.

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