DROP CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)

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Removes a credential from the server.

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Syntax


DROP CREDENTIAL credential_name  

Arguments

credential_name
Is the name of the credential to remove from the server.

Remarks

To drop the secret associated with a credential without dropping the credential itself, use ALTER CREDENTIAL.

Information about credentials is visible in the sys.credentials catalog view.

Warning

Proxies are associated with a credential. Deleting a credential that is used by a proxy leaves the associated proxy in an unusable state. When dropping a credential used by a proxy, delete the proxy (by using sp_delete_proxy (Transact-SQL) and recreate the associated proxy by using sp_add_proxy (Transact-SQL).

Permissions

Requires ALTER ANY CREDENTIAL permission. If dropping a system credential, requires CONTROL SERVER permission.

Examples

The following example removes the credential called Saddles.

DROP CREDENTIAL Saddles;  
GO  

See Also

Credentials (Database Engine)
CREATE CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)
ALTER CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)
DROP DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)
sys.credentials (Transact-SQL)