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About this Course

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The free online textbook for this course is Sams Teach Yourself SQL in 24 Hours, Third Edition. Read the Introduction.

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Common SQL Commands

Lesson 18. Managing Database Users

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • Types of users
  • User management
  • The user's place in the database
  • The user versus the schema
  • User sessions
  • Altering a user's attributes
  • User profiles
  • Dropping users from the database
  • Tools utilized by users


The SQL standard refers to a database user identification as an Authorization Identifier (authID). In most major implementations, authIDs are referred to simply as users. This book refers to Authorization Identifiers as users, database users, usernames, or database user accounts. The SQL standard states that the Authorization Identifier is a name by which the system knows the database user.

-- From the introduction to Hour 18 of your textbook

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Users Are the Reason
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) The Management Process
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Tools Utilized by Database Users

Learning Activities

  1. Use this search box to refine and expand your understanding of new terms and concepts in the reading assignments.

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  1. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Read the Summary of the lesson.
  2. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Test your understanding with the Q&A.
  3. offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Visit the online Workshop.
    Return here after completing your Workshop session.


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