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DROP USER

Removes a user account.

Synopsis

DROP USER user-name

Arguments

user-name The name of the user to be removed.

Description

The DROP USER command removes a user account. This user account was created and the user-name specified using CREATE USER. If the specified user-name does not correspond to an existing user account, Caché issues an SQLCODE -118 error. User names are not case-sensitive.
You can also delete a user by using the Management Portal. Select System Administration, Security, Users to list the existing users. On this table of user accounts you can click Delete for the user account you wish to delete.

Privileges

The DROP USER command is a privileged operation. Prior to using DROP USER in embedded SQL, it is necessary to be logged in as a user with appropriate privileges. Failing to do so results in an SQLCODE -99 error (Privilege Violation).
Use the $SYSTEM.Security.Login() method to assign a user with appropriate privileges:
   DO $SYSTEM.Security.Login("_SYSTEM","SYS")
   &sql(      )
You must have the %Service_Login:Use privilege to invoke the $SYSTEM.Security.Login method. For further information, refer to %SYSTEM.Security in the InterSystems Class Reference.

Examples

You can drop PSMITH by issuing the statement:
DROP USER psmith

See Also

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