I have registered an app in Stack Apps. I am trying to delete it, but unable to find the solution. Is there a way to delete it?

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You cannot do this.

A delete feature has been requested and requested again (with given about 3.5 years ago).

Register your desire for this by immediately upvoting these posts:

  1. Deleting an application key?
  2. How to delete an OAuth (2.0) API key?

(Theoretically, if those feature requests get enough upvotes, they might get some developer love.)

For now, if you really want to delete your app (there's probably no real need to), you might try asking Stack Exchange directly via the contact form. Personally, I wouldn't bother for something this trivial.

Meanwhile, you can pseudo-disable your app by doing the following:

  1. Reset your Client Secret (Click for larger view):
    client secret reset

  2. Edit your app's settings to the following "safe" values:

    1. Application Name:**Delete me!**
    2. Description:      No can haz!
    3. OAuth Domain:     bad.invalid (Which is "guaranteed" bad per RFC 2606)
    4. Application Website:bad.invalid
    5. Application Icon (optional):   leave blank/empty
    6. Stack Apps Post (optional):   leave blank/empty
    7. Enable Client Side OAuth Flow:   leave unchecked
    8. Disable Desktop Application OAuth Redirect Uri:   checked

Once you set those values, it will be ever-so-much harder for bad guys to hijack your app and do unspeakable evil with it. ;)

  • 1
    Planned since so many years. The vehicle is stuck.
    – amit jha
    Jun 22, 2015 at 9:57
  • still can't delete in 2024? wow
    – Teddy C
    Feb 25 at 1:28

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