Removing old hub org, or non-scratch org from Salesforce DX org list

In the Salesforce DX pilot, every pilot participant was given a temporary dev hub org. These orgs expired, were destroyed, and sent back to the matrix in advance of the open beta.

I had an existing installation of the Salesforce DX cli, and I found after upgrading, my old dev hub was still hanging about showing it had an invalid grant. So time to do some tidying.

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Normally, to delete a scratch org, you’d just delete it. I wasn’t sure, so first I attempted to remove it that way:

sfdx force:org:delete -u dev-hub

Only this didn’t work. Salesforce DX only allows the deletion of scratch orgs, not other org types.

I then created my new dev hub and attempted to replace the existing dev-hub alias by doing…

sfdx force:auth:web:login -a dev-hub -d

Only I was left with it still registered in the list, just with no more alias.

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How do you remove a dev-hub org, or any other non-scratch org from the list of orgs in the SFDX CLI?


It would be nice for this to be something in the actual CLI commands: the ability to clean up old orgs that are no longer needed.

For the time being, you need to manually cleanup the DX configs in the local installation.

On mac/linux, you can find your DX config folder, called .sfdx in your user home directory.

cd ~/.sfdx

On windows, you can use %USERPROFILE%\.sfdx

In that folder there are a host of .json files, named for the username of the admin user you registered for that org. In my case, in this instance it was called peter@dx.pilot, so sure enough, there it was:


Inside the file, or the hashes for current access token, refresh token, and all the other OAuth goodness that allows DX to access your org. So I simply deleted that file:

> rm peter@dx.pilot.json

That appears to have cleaned it all up, and I’m no longer bothered by the “invalid grant” message and the shadow org.

Source : Link , Question Author : pchittum , Answer Author : Daniel Ballinger

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