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User & Security DDL

DESCRIBE SESSION POLICY

Describes the details about a session policy.

DESCRIBE can be abbreviated to DESC.

See also:

Session policy DDL and privileges

Syntax

DESC[RIBE] SESSION POLICY <name>;

Parameters

name

Identifier for the session policy; must be unique for your account.

The identifier value must start with an alphabetic character and cannot contain spaces or special characters unless the entire identifier string is enclosed in double quotes (e.g. "My object"). Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

For more details, see Identifier Requirements.

Access Control Requirements

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

Privilege

Object

Notes

OWNERSHIP or

APPLY SESSION POLICY

Session policy

Account

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 Access Control in Snowflake.

For additional details on session policy DDL and privileges, see Managing Session Policies.

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.

Example

DESC SESSION POLICY session_policy_prod_1;

+---------------------------------+-----------------------+------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------------------------------+
| createdOn                       | name                  | sessionIdleTimeoutMins | sessionUIIdleTimeoutMins | comment                                          |
+---------------------------------+-----------------------+------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------------------------------+
| Mon, 11 Jan 2021 00:00:00 -0700 | session_policy_prod_1 | 60                     | 30                       | session policy for use in the prod_1 environment |
+---------------------------------+-----------------------+------------------------+--------------------------+--------------------------------------------------+
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