Method: users.settings.cse.keypairs.obliterate

Deletes a client-side encryption key pair permanently and immediately. You can only permanently delete key pairs that have been turned off for more than 30 days. To turn off a key pair, use the keypairs.disable method.

Gmail can't restore or decrypt any messages that were encrypted by an obliterated key. Authenticated users and Google Workspace administrators lose access to reading the encrypted messages.

HTTP request


The URL uses gRPC Transcoding syntax.

Path parameters



The requester's primary email address. To indicate the authenticated user, you can use the special value me.



The identifier of the key pair to obliterate.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body is empty.

Authorization scopes

Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Authorization guide.