Removing Azure root-level permissions using PowerShell

When designing your RBAC (role-based access control) in Microsoft Azure, the goal is to reduce the number of individual users and add groups. However, when using management groups, if we try to remove a role assignment, the following error message will be displayed: “Role assignments created at root scope must be removed by using the command line.”

Azure root-level permissions

The following PowerShell cmdlet can be used to remove the root-level permissions. Make sure to replace the SignInName parameters to match the username that you want to remove and the RoleDefinition.

Remove-AzRoleAssignment -SignInName [email protected] -Roledefinition "User Access Administrator" -Scope "/"

Azure root-level permissions

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