DESCRIBE AUTHENTICATION POLICY

Describes the properties of an authentication policy.

See also:

CREATE AUTHENTICATION POLICY, ALTER AUTHENTICATION POLICY, DROP AUTHENTICATION POLICY, SHOW AUTHENTICATION POLICIES

Syntax

{ DESC | DESCRIBE } AUTHENTICATION POLICY <name>
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Parameters

name

Specifies the identifier for the authentication policy to describe. If the identifier contains spaces or special characters, you must enclose the string in double quotation marks. Identifiers enclosed in double quotation marks are case-sensitive. The identifier must meet the identifier requirements.

Access Control Requirements

A role used to execute this SQL command must have at least one of the following privileges at a minimum:

Privilege

Object

Notes

APPLY AUTHENTICATION POLICY

Account

Only the SECURITYADMIN role, or a higher role, has this privilege by default. The privilege can be granted to additional roles as needed.

OWNERSHIP

Authentication policy

OWNERSHIP is a special privilege on an object that is automatically granted to the role that created the object, but can also be transferred using the GRANT OWNERSHIP command to a different role by the owning role (or any role with the MANAGE GRANTS privilege).

Note that operating on any object in a schema also requires the USAGE privilege on the parent database and schema.

For instructions on creating a custom role with a specified set of privileges, see Creating custom roles.

For general information about roles and privilege grants for performing SQL actions on securable objects, see Overview of Access Control.

Usage Notes

  • To post-process the output of this command, you can use the RESULT_SCAN function, which treats the output as a table that can be queried.

Examples

Describe an authentication policy named my_auth_policy:

DESC AUTHENTICATION POLICY my_auth_policy;
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