As the title states, we have several installed packages that requires licenses for users to access the package. If someone leaves the company and we deactivate their Salesforce user, do their licenses get removed as well or do we have to manually remove them from each package?

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[D]o their licenses get removed as well[?]


[D]o we have to manually remove them from each package?


Allow me to explain. The license assignments remain when a user is deactivated. However, you can write a trigger or Process Builder (via a flow) to remove those assigned licenses when a user is deactivated. This is how we keep our license count for paid licenses to just active users.

This is the relevant code in our user trigger framework that handles this:

static void removeInactiveLicenses(User[] records) {
    User[] inactives = new User[0];
    for(User record: records) {
        if(!record.IsActive) {
    if(!inactives.isEmpty()) {
        delete [SELECT Id FROM PermissionSetAssignment WHERE AssigneeId IN :inactives AND PermissionSet.IsOwnedByProfile = FALSE];
        delete [SELECT Id FROM PermissionSetLicenseAssign WHERE AssigneeId IN :inactives];
        delete [SELECT Id FROM UserPackageLicense WHERE UserId IN :inactives];

This removes all permission sets, assigned licenses, and assigned packages.

  • Thanks! If I wanted to also remove the user from any Public Groups they're in, would I just add this line? delete [SELECT Id FROM Group WHERE UserId IN :inactives]; Do I have to incorporate the UserOrGroupId field on the GroupMember object?
    – silkwood
    Feb 21, 2017 at 19:42
  • Also, how the heck do I format my comment?!
    – silkwood
    Feb 21, 2017 at 19:43
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    Oh I think I figured it out, is it this? delete [SELECT Id FROM GroupMember WHERE UserOrGroupId IN :inactives];
    – silkwood
    Feb 21, 2017 at 19:47
  • @JTang Yes, that last query should work. It usually doesn't matter, because groups can be of unlimited size, but isn't particularly harmful.
    – sfdcfox
    Feb 21, 2017 at 20:15
  • I am trying to use the code as is and I am getting this error. Error: Compile Error: sObject type 'UserPackageLicense' is not supported. at line 65. Can you please help.
    – Shweta
    Feb 27, 2017 at 22:03

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