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Offboarding Users from Admin Console


In the event of an employee leaving the company, you might want to remove their user information from your account. This involves deactivating the user's profile and resetting their extension. The former user will no longer have login access to your 8x8 services.

However, there are some things to consider before you offboard user information in Admin Console. Please note that the user's meeting history and contact directory will be permanently deleted when you delete the account.

Things to Consider

What happens to the voicemails?

Voicemail messages are linked to the user's extension. The following options are available for handling a user's voicemails:

Note-Icon.png Note: You must download the voicemails before the user account is deleted.

What happens to the user's phone number?

The user's phone number is associated with an extension. The number can be reassigned to another extension or kept with the existing extension (to which you can then assign a new user profile).

What about my user's data?

Data associated with the user, such as billing records and call history, is stored indefinitely in 8x8 Analytics. User chat messages are also stored indefinitely but, only accessible through the Audit Management Tool in Admin Console by the primary admin or a user who has been assigned that privilege. In all other products, it is deleted after twelve months. Call data and user preferences are tied to the PBX and will be removed from the PBX. Other users will still see call history from the user. When the user's extension is reset, their user preferences will be permanently deleted, but old voicemail messages and call records will remain on the extension.

What should I do to offboard the user's information from my Admin Console?

Reset the User Account to its Default Settings.

This will remove all the user's information from the extension so that you can reassign it at a future date.

  1. Log in to Admin Console.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Click More Options (three dots) to the right of the profile you wish to delete.
  4. Select Reset to Default Settings.
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Deactivating the User's Account

Deactivating a user allows you to dial an emergency number if the user has an active device assigned to their account. Only a primary or secondary account administrator has the ability to deactivate user profiles.

  1. Log in to Admin Console.
  2. Click Users.
  3. Click More Options (three dots) to the right of the profile you wish to delete.
  4. Select Deactivate User.
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