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sp_droplogin (Transact-SQL)

Removes a SQL Server login. This prevents access to an instance of SQL Server under that login name.

Important noteImportant

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use DROP LOGIN instead.

Topic link iconTransact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_droplogin [ @loginame = ] 'login'

[ @loginame = ] 'login'

Is the login to be removed. login is sysname, with no default. login must already exist in SQL Server.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_droplogin calls DROP LOGIN.

sp_droplogin cannot be executed within a user-defined transaction.

Requires ALTER ANY LOGIN permission on the server.

The following example uses DROP LOGIN to remove the login Victoria from an instance of SQL Server. This is the preferred method.

DROP LOGIN Victoria;
GO
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