Sign out now!

If you need to get an employee out of Office 365 immediately, here's what you do:

  1. Go to the .
  2. Select "Active Users" from the top left box.
  3. Choose the user, and reset their password (don't send it to them).
  4. While still at the user's properties page, expand OneDrive Settings, and then choose Initiate.
  5. Choose Initiate to sign out the user immediately.

Within 15 minutes - or after they click out of the current Office 365 page they are on - they will be prompted to sign in again.

CAVEAT: If the user is in Outlook on the web, just clicking around in their mailbox, they may not be kicked out immediately. As soon as they click a different tile, such as OneDrive, or refresh their browser, the sign out is initiated.

To use PowerShell to sign out a user immediately, see Revoke-AzureADUserAllRefreshToken cmdlet.

For more information about how long it takes to get someone out of email, see What you need to know about terminating an employee's email session.

For more information on how to secure a former employee's Office 365 data see Overview : Remove an Employee and Secure Data in Office 365