ALTER USER

Alter an existing database user.

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Synopsis

ALTER USER username
  SET ( user_parameter = value [, ...] )

Description

ALTER USER applies a change to existing database users. Only existing superusers or the user itself have the priviledge to alter an existing database user.

Arguments

USERNAME

The name by which the user is identified inside the database.

SET

Changes a user parameter to a different value. The following user_parameter are supported to alter an existing user account:

password:

The password as cleartext entered as string literal.

NULL removes the password from the user.

Caution

Passwords cannot be set for the crate superuser.

For security reasons it is recommended to authenticate as crate using a client certificate.