Categories:

User & Security DDL (Users)

DROP USER

Removes the specified user from the system.

Syntax

DROP USER [ IF EXISTS ] <name>

Parameters

name

Specifies the identifier for the user to drop. If the identifier contains spaces, special characters, or mixed-case characters, the entire string must be enclosed in double quotes. Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

Usage Notes

  • Dropped users cannot be recovered; they must be recreated.

    If you wish to disable a user instead, use ALTER USER and set DISABLED = TRUE.

Examples

DROP USER user1;