Updated: August 19, 2015
THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO:SQL Server (starting with 2008)Azure SQL DatabaseAzure SQL Data Warehouse Parallel Data Warehouse
Removes a credential from the server.
Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions
DROP CREDENTIAL credential_name
Is the name of the credential to remove from the server.
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).
Requires ALTER ANY CREDENTIAL permission. If dropping a system credential, requires CONTROL SERVER permission.
The following example removes the credential called
DROP CREDENTIAL Saddles;
Credentials (Database Engine)
CREATE CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)
ALTER CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)
DROP DATABASE SCOPED CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL)