Remove a user.

Remove a user.


DROP USER user_name

Synopsis Legend 

  • Uppercase means literal
  • Lowercase means not literal
  • Italics mean optional
  • The pipe (|) symbol means OR or AND/OR
  • Ellipsis (...) means repeatable
  • Orange ( and ) means not literal, indicates scope

A semicolon that terminates CQL statements is not included in the synopsis.


DROP USER removes an existing user. You have to be logged in as a superuser to issue a DROP USER statement. A user cannot drop themselves.

Enclose the user name in single quotation marks only if it contains non-alphanumeric characters.