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Description

This function renames a PostgreSQL® database user.

Warnings:

  • If you rename a PostgreSQL user, you must set the password for the database user. This is required because of the md5 hash that PostgreSQL creates to store user passwords.
  • We strongly recommend that you use the Postgresql::rename_user function instead of this one.

Examples 


 cPanel or Webmail Session URL
https://hostname.example.com:2083/cpsess##########/execute/Postgresql/rename_user_no_password?oldname=dbuser&newname=dbuser2

Note:

This example calls the UAPI function via a cPanel session. For more information, read our Guide to UAPI documentation. 

 LiveAPI PHP Class
$cpanel = new CPANEL(); // Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
// Renames database user "dbuser" into "dbuser2"
$rename_user_no_password = $cpanel->uapi(
    'Postgresql', 'rename_user_no_password',
    array(
        'oldname'  => 'dbuser',
        'newname'  => 'dbuser2',
        )
);

Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 LiveAPI Perl Module
my $cpliveapi = Cpanel::LiveAPI->new(); # Connect to cPanel - only do this once.
 
# Renames database user "dbuser" into "dbuser2"
my $rename_user_no_password = $cpliveapi->uapi(
    'Postgresql', 'rename_user_no_password',
    {
        'oldname'    => 'database',
        'newname'    => 'database2',
    }
);

Note:

For more information, read our Guide to the LiveAPI System.

 

 cPanel Template Toolkit
<!-- Renames database user "dbuser" into "dbuser2" -->
[% data = execute( 'Postgresql', 'rename_user_no_password', { oldname => 'dbuser', newname => 'dbuser2'} ); %]

Note:

For more information, read our Guide to Template Toolkit documentation. 

 

 Command Line
uapi --user=username Postgresql rename_user_no_password oldname=dbuser newname=dbuser2

Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • username represents your account-level username.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to UAPI documentation or run the uapi --help command. 
  • We introduced this functionality in cPanel & WHM version 56.

 Output (JSON)
{
  "messages": null,
  "errors": null,
  "status": 1,
  "metadata": {
     
  },
  "data": null
}


Note:

Use cPanel's API Shell interface (cPanel >> Home >> Advanced >> API Shell) to directly test cPanel API calls.

   

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
oldname string

Required

The database user's current name.

A valid string.

Note:

If database prefixing is enabled, this parameter must include the database prefix for the account.

dbuser
newnamestring

Required

The database user's new name.

A valid string.

Note:

If database prefixing is enabled, this parameter must include the database prefix for the account.

dbuser2

 

Returns

This function only returns metadata.