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DROP USER

Name

DROP USER  --  Removes a user

Synopsis

DROP USER name
  

Inputs

name

The name of an existing user.

Outputs

DROP USER

The message returned if the user is successfully deleted.

ERROR: DROP USER: user "name" does not exist

This message occurs if the username is not found.

DROP USER: user "name" owns database "name", cannot be removed

You must drop the database first or change its ownership.

Description

DROP USER removes the specified user from the database. It does not remove tables, views, or other objects owned by the user. If the user owns any database you get an error.

Use CREATE USER to add new users, and ALTER USER to change a user's properties. Postgres comes with a script dropuser which has the same functionality as this command (in fact, it calls this command) but can be run from the command shell.

Usage

To drop a user account:

DROP USER jonathan;

Compatibility

SQL92

There is no DROP USER in SQL92.

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