ALTER GROUP — change role name or membership
user_name[, ... ] ALTER GROUP
user_name[, ... ] where
role_name| CURRENT_ROLE | CURRENT_USER | SESSION_USER ALTER GROUP
ALTER GROUP changes the attributes of a user group. This is an obsolete command, though still accepted for backwards compatibility, because groups (and users too) have been superseded by the more general concept of roles.
The first two variants add users to a group or remove them from a group. (Any role can play the part of either a “user” or a “group” for this purpose.) These variants are effectively equivalent to granting or revoking membership in the role named as the “group”; so the preferred way to do this is to use
REVOKE. Note that
REVOKE have additional options which are not available with this command, such as the ability to grant and revoke
ADMIN OPTION, and the ability to specify the grantor.
The third variant changes the name of the group. This is exactly equivalent to renaming the role with
The name of the group (role) to modify.
Users (roles) that are to be added to or removed from the group. The users must already exist;
ALTER GROUP does not create or drop users.
The new name of the group.
Add users to a group:
ALTER GROUP staff ADD USER karl, john;
Remove a user from a group:
ALTER GROUP workers DROP USER beth;
There is no
ALTER GROUP statement in the SQL standard.