DROP AUTHENTICATION POLICY

Removes an authentication policy from the system.

See also:

CREATE AUTHENTICATION POLICY, ALTER AUTHENTICATION POLICY, DESCRIBE AUTHENTICATION POLICY, SHOW AUTHENTICATION POLICIES

Syntax

DROP AUTHENTICATION POLICY [ IF EXISTS ] <name>
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Parameters

name

Specifies the identifier for the authentication policy to drop. 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 the following privileges at a minimum:

Privilege

Object

Notes

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

  • You cannot recover dropped authentication policies. You must recreate them.

  • You cannot drop an authentication policy if it is set on an account or user.

Examples

Drop an authentication policy named my_auth_policy:

DROP AUTHENTICATION POLICY my_auth_policy;
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