The users can logout visinting my-site.com/logout by themselves But is there any way Admin can logout other users?

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If you go to admin/user/user, you can block the user, which will cause them to be logged out. After that, if you want them to be able to login again, you can just immediately unblock them. Also, if you as an admin change a user's password, they will be logged out and will have to use this new password to log back in.

If you want to get fancy, you could do something like this in a custom module as well:

function YOURMODULE_user_operations($form_state = array()) {

  $operations = array(
    'logout' => array(
      'label' => t('Logout the selected users'),
      'callback' => 'YOURMODULE_user_operations_logout',

  return $operations;


function YOURMODULE_user_operations_logout($accounts) {
  foreach ($accounts as $uid) {

which would add a "Logout the selected users" option to that menu as well.

  • quite welcome, I added some quick off the cuff fanciness to the answer as well.
    – Jimajamma
    Dec 20, 2013 at 3:11
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    I love learning about hooks I have never used. What a simple solution to a common problem.
    – mpdonadio
    Dec 20, 2013 at 4:23
  • Two quick notes about this. sess_destroy_uid is for Drupal 6. Use drupal_session_destroy_uid for Drupal 7. This won't work with Administration Views in Drupal 7 (haven't tested 6), which use VBO. VBO removed hook_user_operations, so you have to use an action instead.
    – mpdonadio
    Feb 11, 2014 at 20:59

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