DB2 Error Code – -554 an authorization id cannot grant a privilege to itself

In this post, you’ll learn about the error message -554 an authorization id cannot grant a privilege to itself in the IBM DB2 database , the reason why it occurs along with the solution to fix it

IBM DB2 Error Message

-554 an authorization id cannot grant a privilege to itself

Reason for the Error

An authorization ID has attempted to execute a GRANT statement in which that ID itself appears as one of the entries in the list of ‘grantee’ authorization IDs. An authorization ID cannot GRANT a privilege to itself.

Solution

Remove the reference to the authorization ID that issued the GRANT statement from the list of grantee authorization IDs.