Delete users and their tickets and comments

Notice: This plugin is unmaintained and available for adoption.


This plugin adds a TracAdmin command for cleaning out spammer accounts and all their tickets and comments. It requires SpamFilterPlugin.

It does not do anything about wiki content or attachments. It does not provide a web user interface. Forks and patches welcome.

To use it:

$ trac-admin /path/to/trac/environment/  nukeuser username

If you use it interactively, it does tab-completion of usernames from the auth cookie table in the database.

This will do all of the following:

  • Remove the user account.
  • Delete all tickets and comments created by that user.
  • Train and delete SpamFilterPlugin entries by that user.

Motivation: I've been getting some (authenticated) Trac spam lately, some of it getting past SpamFilterPlugin's filters (I'm using all of Akismet, BlogSpam, and reCaptcha, and they still got through). I was getting tired of doing cleanup manually.

Update: On request Paul Winkler declared on 18-Sep-2012, that he doesn't use Trac since quite some time and will not work on the code anymore. But at the same time he expressively allowed forking and even give "ownership" (I read: plugin development and maintenance) away. --hasienda

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for NukeUserPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.


Download the zipped source from GitHub. There is also a version on PyPi.


You can check out NukeUserPlugin from here using Git, or browse the source.


To configure it, first you need SpamFilterPlugin installed. Then put this in your trac.ini file:

nukeuserplugin.* = enabled

Recent Changes

10017 by slinkp on 2011-04-04 15:18:48
New hack NukeUserPlugin, created by slinkp


Author: slinkp
Maintainer: none

Last modified 8 years ago Last modified on Nov 16, 2016, 9:24:28 PM