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sp_droplogin (Transact-SQL)

Applies To: SQL Server 2014, SQL Server 2016 Preview

Topic Status: Some information in this topic is preview and subject to change in future releases. Preview information describes new features or changes to existing features in Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

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

Important note Important

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.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-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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