Reference: Alter Role Statement

Alter role allows modifying a database role. A role in SQL is an abstraction over users (which can log in) and groups (which bundle permissions).

For example, you can give a role elevated privileges:

alter role admin with superuser;

For a full list of permissions, see create role.


Users are only allowed to change their own password without special permissions:

alter user current_user password '1234';

For all other role modifications, the user executing the alter either needs to be a superuser or have the createrole permission.