Alter existing user options.

Alter existing user options.
Note: ALTER USER is supported for backwards compatibility. Authentication and authorization are based on ROLES.

Superusers can change a user's password or superuser status. To prevent disabling all superusers, superusers cannot change their own superuser status. Ordinary users can change only their own password. Enclose the user name in single quotation marks if it contains non-alphanumeric characters. Enclose the password in single quotation marks. See CREATE ROLE for more information about SUPERUSER and NOSUPERUSER.


ALTER USER user_name 
WITH PASSWORD 'password' 
Table 1. Legend
Syntax conventions Description
UPPERCASE Literal keyword.
Lowercase Not literal.
Italics Variable value. Replace with a user-defined value.
[] Optional. Square brackets ( [] ) surround optional command arguments. Do not type the square brackets.
( ) Group. Parentheses ( ( ) ) identify a group to choose from. Do not type the parentheses.
| Or. A vertical bar ( | ) separates alternative elements. Type any one of the elements. Do not type the vertical bar.
... Repeatable. An ellipsis ( ... ) indicates that you can repeat the syntax element as often as required.
'Literal string' Single quotation ( ' ) marks must surround literal strings in CQL statements. Use single quotation marks to preserve upper case.
{ key : value } Map collection. Braces ( { } ) enclose map collections or key value pairs. A colon separates the key and the value.
<datatype1,datatype2> Set, list, map, or tuple. Angle brackets ( < > ) enclose data types in a set, list, map, or tuple. Separate the data types with a comma.
cql_statement; End CQL statement. A semicolon ( ; ) terminates all CQL statements.
[--] Separate the command line options from the command arguments with two hyphens ( -- ). This syntax is useful when arguments might be mistaken for command line options.
' <schema> ... </schema> ' Search CQL only: Single quotation marks ( ' ) surround an entire XML schema declaration.
@xml_entity='xml_entity_type' Search CQL only: Identify the entity and literal value to overwrite the XML element in the schema and solrConfig files.


Alter a user's password:
ALTER USER moss WITH PASSWORD 'bestReceiver';
Alter a user to make that a superuser: