Deletes a ServiceAccount. Warning: After you delete a service account, you might not be able to undelete it. If you know that you need to re-enable the service account in the future, use DisableServiceAccount instead. If you delete a service account, IAM permanently removes the service account 30 days later. Google Cloud cannot recover the service account after it is permanently removed, even if you file a support request. To help avoid unplanned outages, we recommend that you disable the service account before you delete it. Use DisableServiceAccount to disable the service account, then wait at least 24 hours and watch for unintended consequences. If there are no unintended consequences, you can delete the service account.


You will need authorization for the scope to make a valid call.

If unset, the scope for this method defaults to You can set the scope for this method like this: iam1 --scope <scope> projects service-accounts-delete ...

Required Scalar Argument

  • <name> (string)
    • Required. The resource name of the service account. Use one of the following formats: * projects/{PROJECT_ID}/serviceAccounts/{EMAIL_ADDRESS} * projects/{PROJECT_ID}/serviceAccounts/{UNIQUE_ID} As an alternative, you can use the - wildcard character instead of the project ID: * projects/-/serviceAccounts/{EMAIL_ADDRESS} * projects/-/serviceAccounts/{UNIQUE_ID} When possible, avoid using the - wildcard character, because it can cause response messages to contain misleading error codes. For example, if you try to access the service account projects/-/serviceAccounts/, which does not exist, the response contains an HTTP 403 Forbidden error instead of a 404 Not Found error.

Optional Output Flags

The method's return value a JSON encoded structure, which will be written to standard output by default.

  • -o out
    • out specifies the destination to which to write the server's result to. It will be a JSON-encoded structure. The destination may be - to indicate standard output, or a filepath that is to contain the received bytes. If unset, it defaults to standard output.

Optional General Properties

The following properties can configure any call, and are not specific to this method.

  • -p $-xgafv=string

    • V1 error format.
  • -p access-token=string

    • OAuth access token.
  • -p alt=string

    • Data format for response.
  • -p callback=string

    • JSONP
  • -p fields=string

    • Selector specifying which fields to include in a partial response.
  • -p key=string

    • API key. Your API key identifies your project and provides you with API access, quota, and reports. Required unless you provide an OAuth 2.0 token.
  • -p oauth-token=string

    • OAuth 2.0 token for the current user.
  • -p pretty-print=boolean

    • Returns response with indentations and line breaks.
  • -p quota-user=string

    • Available to use for quota purposes for server-side applications. Can be any arbitrary string assigned to a user, but should not exceed 40 characters.
  • -p upload-type=string

    • Legacy upload protocol for media (e.g. "media", "multipart").
  • -p upload-protocol=string

    • Upload protocol for media (e.g. "raw", "multipart").