Dropping an active profile may have undesirable effects on profile member users. Teradata recommends that you use assign a new profile to the affected users before dropping their current profile. See MODIFY USER.
If you drop an active profile:
- Profile members continue to have the profile defined in their user definitions. If you later recreate a profile with the same name, the profile is again active for profile members.
- Space, account, and default database settings for the dropped profile immediately default to the corresponding settings in the user definition. If the user definition does not have a specific setting, the setting for the owning database or user becomes the default.
- Password control attributes default to the corresponding global settings defined in DBC.SysSecDefaults.
- If you drop a profile used to assign security policy, the policy no longer applies to profile member users. For information on how to assign security policy to database profile objects in a directory, see Security Administration.