ALTER USER(7) PostgreSQL 16.1 Documentation ALTER USER(7)

ALTER_USER - change a database role

ALTER USER role_specification [ WITH ] option [ ... ]
where option can be:
      SUPERUSER | NOSUPERUSER
    | CREATEDB | NOCREATEDB
    | CREATEROLE | NOCREATEROLE
    | INHERIT | NOINHERIT
    | LOGIN | NOLOGIN
    | REPLICATION | NOREPLICATION
    | BYPASSRLS | NOBYPASSRLS
    | CONNECTION LIMIT connlimit
    | [ ENCRYPTED ] PASSWORD 'password' | PASSWORD NULL
    | VALID UNTIL 'timestamp'
ALTER USER name RENAME TO new_name
ALTER USER { role_specification | ALL } [ IN DATABASE database_name ] SET configuration_parameter { TO | = } { value | DEFAULT }
ALTER USER { role_specification | ALL } [ IN DATABASE database_name ] SET configuration_parameter FROM CURRENT
ALTER USER { role_specification | ALL } [ IN DATABASE database_name ] RESET configuration_parameter
ALTER USER { role_specification | ALL } [ IN DATABASE database_name ] RESET ALL
where role_specification can be:
    role_name
  | CURRENT_ROLE
  | CURRENT_USER
  | SESSION_USER

ALTER USER is now an alias for ALTER ROLE.

The ALTER USER statement is a PostgreSQL extension. The SQL standard leaves the definition of users to the implementation.

ALTER ROLE (ALTER_ROLE(7))

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