Deleting a User Account

  • As a user, you can delete your own account by navigating to Settings > Account and selecting Delete account
  • As an admin, you can delete a user account by navigating to the Admin Area, selecting the Users tab, selecting a user, and clicking on Remove user

Associated Records

Introduced for issues in GitLab 9.0, and for merge requests, award emoji, notes, and abuse reports in GitLab 9.1.

When a user account is deleted, not all associated records are deleted with it. Here's a list of things that will not be deleted:

  • Issues that the user created
  • Merge requests that the user created
  • Notes that the user created
  • Abuse reports that the user reported
  • Award emoji that the user craeted

Instead of being deleted, these records will be moved to a system-wide "Ghost User", whose sole purpose is to act as a container for such records.