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Use SVV_DATABASE_PRIVILEGES to view the database permissions that are explicitly granted to users, roles, and groups in your Amazon Redshift cluster.

SVV_DATABASE_PRIVILEGES is visible to the following users:

  • Superusers

  • Users with the ACCESS SYSTEM TABLE permission

Other users can only see identities they have access to or own.

Table columns

Column name Data type Description
database_name text The name of the database.
privilege_type text The type of the permission. Possible values are USAGE, CREATE, or TEMP.
identity_id integer The ID of the identity. Possible values are user ID, role ID, or group ID.
identity_name text The name of the identity.
identity_type text The type of the identity. Possible values are user, role, group, or public.
admin_option boolean A value that indicates whether the user can grant the permission to other users and roles. It is always false for the role and group identity type.

Sample query

The following example displays the result of the SVV_DATABASE_PRIVILEGES.

SELECT database_name,privilege_type,identity_name,identity_type,admin_option FROM svv_database_privileges WHERE database_name = 'test_db'; database_name | privilege_type | identity_name | identity_type | admin_option ---------------+----------------+---------------+---------------+-------------- test_db | CREATE | reguser | user | False test_db | CREATE | role1 | role | False test_db | TEMP | public | public | False test_db | TEMP | role1 | role | False