ALTER USER username [ WITH PASSWORD 'password' ] [ CREATEDB | NOCREATEDB ] [ CREATEUSER | NOCREATEUSER ] [ VALID UNTIL 'abstime' ]
The name of the user whose details are to be altered.
The new password to be used for this account.
These clauses define a user's ability to create databases. If CREATEDB is specified, the user being defined will be allowed to create his own databases. Using NOCREATEDB will deny a user the ability to create databases.
These clauses determine whether a user will be permitted to create new users himself. This option will also make the user a superuser who can override all access restrictions.
The date (and, optionally, the time) at which this user's password is to expire.
Message returned if the alteration was successful.
Error message returned if the specified user is not known to the database.
ALTER USER is used to change the attributes of a user's Postgres account. Only a database superuser can change privileges and password expiration with this command. Ordinary users can only change their own password.
Change a user password:
ALTER USER davide WITH PASSWORD 'hu8jmn3';Change a user's valid until date
ALTER USER manuel VALID UNTIL 'Jan 31 2030';Change a user's valid until date, specifying that his authorisation should expire at midday on 4th May 1998 using the time zone which is one hour ahead of UTC
ALTER USER chris VALID UNTIL 'May 4 12:00:00 1998 +1';Give a user the ability to create other users and new databases.
ALTER USER miriam CREATEUSER CREATEDB;
There is no ALTER USER statement in SQL92. The standard leaves the definition of users to the implementation.