ALTER ACCOUNT

Modifies an account. Can be used to modify any type of parameter (account, session, or object) at the account level. Also used to rename an account and to assign resource monitors and tags to an account. The command can only be executed by:

  • Account administrators (i.e. users with the ACCOUNTADMIN role) to set and unset:

    • Account parameters, which cannot be changed by any other users.

    • Session and object parameters, which serve as the parameter defaults for users, sessions, and the relevant objects. These defaults can be overridden at any time.

    • Resource monitors

    • Tags

  • Security administrators (i.e. users with the SECURITYADMIN role), or a higher role, to set and unset the NETWORK_POLICY account parameter.

  • Organization administrators (i.e. users with the ORGADMIN role) to:

    • Rename an account and specify whether the original URL can be used to access the account.

    • Enable the ORGADMIN role in an account.

Can also be used to specify a resource monitor for controlling credit usage for all virtual warehouses created in the account.

For more information about setting parameters at the account level, see Parameter Management. For parameter details, see Parameters.

Syntax

The syntax for ALTER ACCOUNT varies depending on whether you are modifying the current account or a different account.

Altering the Current Account

ALTER ACCOUNT SET { [ accountParams ] [ objectParams ] [ sessionParams ] }

ALTER ACCOUNT UNSET <param_name> [ , ... ]

ALTER ACCOUNT SET RESOURCE_MONITOR = <monitor_name>

ALTER ACCOUNT SET { PASSWORD | SESSION } POLICY <policy_name>

ALTER ACCOUNT SET PACKAGES POLICY <policy_name> [ FORCE ]

ALTER ACCOUNT UNSET { PACKAGES | PASSWORD | SESSION } POLICY

ALTER ACCOUNT SET TAG <tag_name> = '<tag_value>' [ , <tag_name> = '<tag_value>' ... ]

ALTER ACCOUNT UNSET TAG <tag_name> [ , <tag_name> ... ]
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Where:

accountParams ::=
    ALLOW_ID_TOKEN = TRUE | FALSE
    CLIENT_ENCRYPTION_KEY_SIZE = <integer>
    ENABLE_INTERNAL_STAGES_PRIVATELINK = TRUE | FALSE
    ENFORCE_NETWORK_RULES_FOR_INTERNAL_STAGES = TRUE | FALSE
    EXTERNAL_OAUTH_ADD_PRIVILEGED_ROLES_TO_BLOCKED_LIST = TRUE | FALSE
    INITIAL_REPLICATION_SIZE_LIMIT_IN_TB = <num>
    NETWORK_POLICY = <string>
    OAUTH_ADD_PRIVILEGED_ROLES_TO_BLOCKED_LIST = TRUE | FALSE
    PERIODIC_DATA_REKEYING = TRUE | FALSE
    PREVENT_UNLOAD_TO_INLINE_URL = TRUE | FALSE
    PREVENT_UNLOAD_TO_INTERNAL_STAGES = TRUE | FALSE
    REQUIRE_STORAGE_INTEGRATION_FOR_STAGE_CREATION = TRUE | FALSE
    REQUIRE_STORAGE_INTEGRATION_FOR_STAGE_OPERATION = TRUE | FALSE
    SAML_IDENTITY_PROVIDER = <json_object>
    SSO_LOGIN_PAGE = TRUE | FALSE
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objectParams ::=
    DATA_RETENTION_TIME_IN_DAYS = <integer>
    ENABLE_UNREDACTED_QUERY_SYNTAX_ERROR = TRUE | FALSE
    MAX_DATA_EXTENSION_TIME_IN_DAYS = <integer>
    DEFAULT_DDL_COLLATION = '<collation_specification>'
    MAX_CONCURRENCY_LEVEL = <num>
    NETWORK_POLICY = <string>
    PIPE_EXECUTION_PAUSED = TRUE | FALSE
    STATEMENT_QUEUED_TIMEOUT_IN_SECONDS = <num>
    STATEMENT_TIMEOUT_IN_SECONDS = <num>
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sessionParams ::=
    ABORT_DETACHED_QUERY = TRUE | FALSE
    AUTOCOMMIT = TRUE | FALSE
    BINARY_INPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    BINARY_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    DATE_INPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    DATE_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    ERROR_ON_NONDETERMINISTIC_MERGE = TRUE | FALSE
    ERROR_ON_NONDETERMINISTIC_UPDATE = TRUE | FALSE
    JSON_INDENT = <num>
    LOCK_TIMEOUT = <num>
    QUERY_TAG = <string>
    ROWS_PER_RESULTSET = <num>
    S3_STAGE_VPCE_DNS_NAME = <string>
    SEARCH_PATH = <string>
    SIMULATED_DATA_SHARING_CONSUMER = <string>
    STATEMENT_TIMEOUT_IN_SECONDS = <num>
    STRICT_JSON_OUTPUT = TRUE | FALSE
    TIMESTAMP_DAY_IS_ALWAYS_24H = TRUE | FALSE
    TIMESTAMP_INPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIMESTAMP_LTZ_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIMESTAMP_NTZ_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIMESTAMP_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIMESTAMP_TYPE_MAPPING = <string>
    TIMESTAMP_TZ_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIMEZONE = <string>
    TIME_INPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TIME_OUTPUT_FORMAT = <string>
    TRANSACTION_DEFAULT_ISOLATION_LEVEL = <string>
    TWO_DIGIT_CENTURY_START = <num>
    UNSUPPORTED_DDL_ACTION = <string>
    USE_CACHED_RESULT = TRUE | FALSE
    WEEK_OF_YEAR_POLICY = <num>
    WEEK_START = <num>
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Note

For readability, the complete list of session parameters that can be set for an account is not included here. For a complete list of all session parameters, with their descriptions, as well as account and object parameters, see Parameters.

Altering a Different Account

ALTER ACCOUNT <name> SET IS_ORG_ADMIN = { TRUE | FALSE }

ALTER ACCOUNT <name> RENAME TO <new_name> [ SAVE_OLD_URL = { TRUE | FALSE } ]

ALTER ACCOUNT <name> DROP OLD URL

ALTER ACCOUNT <name> DROP OLD ORGANIZATION URL
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Parameters for Altering the Current Account

Use the following parameters when modifying the current account.

SET ...

Specifies one (or more) account, session, and object parameters to set for your account (separated by blank spaces, commas, or new lines):

  • Account parameters cannot be changed by any other users.

  • Session and object parameters set at the account level serve only as defaults and can be changed by other users.

For descriptions of the parameters you can set for your account, see Parameters.

UNSET ...

Specifies one (or more) account, session, and object parameters to unset for your account, which resets them to the system defaults.

You can reset multiple properties with a single ALTER statement; however, each property must be separated by a comma. When resetting a property, specify only the name; specifying a value for the property will return an error.

SET RESOURCE_MONITOR resource_monitor_name

Special parameter that specifies the name of the resource monitor used to control all virtual warehouses created in the account.

Important

Setting a resource monitor at the account level does not impact any of the Snowflake-provided warehouses that Snowflake uses for Snowpipe, automatic reclustering, or materialized views. The credits consumed by these warehouses do not count towards the credit quota for an account-level resource monitor.

For more details, see Working with Resource Monitors.

SET { PASSWORD | SESSION } POLICY policy_name

Specifies the password policy or the session policy to set for the account.

SET PACKAGES POLICY policy_name [ FORCE ]

Specifies the packages policy to set for the account. If a packages policy is already set on the current account, you can use FORCE to set the packages policy without having to unset the packages policy first.

UNSET { PACKAGES | PASSWORD | SESSION } POLICY

Unsets the packages policy, password policy, or session policy for the account.

TAG tag_name = 'tag_value' [ , tag_name = 'tag_value' , ... ]

Specifies the tag name and the tag string value.

The tag value is always a string, and the maximum number of characters for the tag value is 256.

For details about specifying tags in a statement, refer to Tag quotas for objects and columns.

Parameters for Altering a Different Account

Use the following parameters when using the current account to modify a different account. Only organization administrators (i.e. users with the ORGADMIN role) can use these parameters.

name

Specifies the name of the account that is being modified.

SET

Specifies an account property to set for the account.

IS_ORG_ADMIN = { TRUE | FALSE }

Sets an account property that determines whether the ORGADMIN role is enabled in the account. Only an organization administrator (i.e. user with the ORGADMIN role) can set the property.

To enable the ORGADMIN role for an account, specify SET IS_ORG_ADMIN = TRUE.

You cannot set the property to FALSE from the current account. As a workaround, enable the role in a different account, and then switch to that account before executing the ALTER ACCOUNT command.

By default, the ORGADMIN role can be enabled in a maximum of 8 accounts. If your organization requires more accounts with the ORGADMIN role, contact Snowflake Support.

RENAME TO new_name

Changes the name of an account to the specified name.

Organization administrators cannot rename an account while they are logged in to it, so they must log in to a different account before executing the ALTER ACCOUNT command. If your organization consists of a single account that needs to be renamed, contact Snowflake Support.

SAVE_OLD_URL = { TRUE | FALSE }

Optional parameter used in conjunction with RENAME TO that preserves the account URL used to access Snowflake prior to renaming. By default, Snowflake saves the original URL, which means you can access the account with either the old URL or the URL that contains the new account name. When set to FALSE, you must use the new URL to access the account.

Default

TRUE

DROP OLD URL

Removes the original account URL of an account that was renamed. Once the old URL is dropped, you must access the account with the URL that contains the new account name.

If an account has an old account URL because it was moved to another organization, had its organization renamed, or was part of an organization that was merged, use the ALTER ACCOUNT … DROP OLD ORGANIZATION URL instead.

DROP OLD ORGANIZATION URL

Removes the original account URL of an account after one of the following occurs:

  • Account moved to another organization

  • Account had its organization renamed.

  • Account was part of an organization that was merged with another organization.

If an account has an old account URL because the account, not the organization, was renamed, use the ALTER ACCOUNT … DROP OLD URL command instead.

Usage Notes

  • Account parameters can be set only at the account level.

  • Session and object parameters that are set using this command serve only as defaults:

    • User parameters can be overridden at the individual user level.

    • Session parameters can be overridden at the individual user and session level.

    • Object parameters can be overridden at the individual object level.

  • Setting a resource monitor at the account level controls the credit usage for all virtual warehouses created in the account, but does not impact the credit usage for any of the Snowflake-provided warehouses. For more details, see Working with Resource Monitors.

  • Regarding metadata:

    Attention

    Customers should ensure that no personal data (other than for a User object), sensitive data, export-controlled data, or other regulated data is entered as metadata when using the Snowflake service. For more information, see Metadata Fields in Snowflake.

Examples

Associate a network policy named mypolicy with your account:

ALTER ACCOUNT SET NETWORK_POLICY = mypolicy;
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Remove the network policy association from your account:

ALTER ACCOUNT UNSET NETWORK_POLICY;
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Set the packages policy at the account level.

ALTER ACCOUNT SET PACKAGES POLICY packages_policy_prod_1 FORCE;
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Note

If a packages policy is already set on the current account, you can use FORCE to set the packages policy without having to unset the packages policy first.

Unset the packages policy.

ALTER ACCOUNT UNSET PACKAGES POLICY;
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