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Delete a Realm App (Realm API)

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  • Prerequisites
  • Procedure
  • Authenticate a MongoDB Atlas User
  • Get the Group ID
  • Get the Application ID
  • Delete the Realm App

You can use the Realm Admin API to delete a server-side Realm app.

A MongoDB Atlas programmatic API key for the MongoDB Cloud account you wish to log in with. You must be a Project Owner of the Atlas project where you want to delete the Realm app.


Use your MongoDB Cloud API key pair to call the authentication endpoint:

curl --request POST \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json' \
--header 'Accept: application/json' \
--data '{"username": "<Public API Key>", "apiKey": "<Private API Key>"}' \

If authentication succeeds, MongoDB Realm returns an access token as part of the JSON response document:

"access_token": "<access_token>",
"refresh_token": "<refresh_token>",
"user_id": "<user_id>",
"device_id": "<device_id>"

Save the access_token, which you'll use as the Bearer token to authenticate in the upcoming steps.

See also:

To delete a Realm app you will need to find the Group ID in Atlas.

Follow these steps and save the Group ID for the next steps.


To delete a Realm app you will need to find the Application ID of the app.

To find an Application ID, make a request to the Realm GET /groups/{groupid}/apps API endpoint.

This request has the following format, referencing the access_token and the Group ID:

curl --request GET \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <access_token>' \{groupId}/apps

This will return a list of objects describing each Realm app in the provided group. For Admin API requests, your Application ID is the ObjectId value in the _id field, not the client_app_id.

"_id": "5997529e46224c6e42gb6dd9",
"group_id": "57879f6cc4b32dbe440bb8c5",
"domain_id": "5886619e46124e4c42fb5dd8",
"client_app_id": "myapp-abcde",
"name": "myapp",
"location": "US-VA",
"deployment_model": "GLOBAL",
"last_used": 1615153544,
"last_modified": 0,
"product": "standard",
"environment": ""

Find the app you want to delete and save the _id field for the last step.


The API has an endpoint through which you can delete an Realm app. Your request should include:

curl --request DELETE '<GroupID>/apps/<ApplicationID>' \
--header 'Authorization: Bearer <access_token>' \
--header 'Content-Type: application/json'

If your application deletes successfully, the MongoDB Realm returns a 204 response.

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