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The DROP USER statement removes one or more SQL users.

Required privileges

The user must have the DELETE privilege on the system.users table.

Synopsis

DROP USER IF EXISTS user_name ,

Parameters

Parameter Description
user_name The username of the user to remove. To remove multiple users, use a comma-separate list of usernames.

You can use SHOW USERS to find usernames.

Example

All of a user's privileges must be revoked before the user can be dropped.

In this example, first check a user's privileges. Then, revoke the user's privileges before removing the user.

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> SHOW GRANTS ON test.customers FOR mroach;
+-----------+--------+------------+
|   Table   |  User  | Privileges |
+-----------+--------+------------+
| customers | mroach | CREATE     |
| customers | mroach | INSERT     |
| customers | mroach | UPDATE     |
+-----------+--------+------------+
(3 rows)
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> REVOKE CREATE,INSERT,UPDATE ON test.customers FROM mroach;
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> DROP USER mroach;

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