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Read only user for security users in a database


Read only user for security users in a database

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I'm not new to SQL, but there are some things I've never done. Creating a read-only user who can see all of the users in a database is one of them. Is this possible?
Erland Sommarskog
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Add the user to db_datareader, and grant the user VIEW DEFINITION on database level:

GRANT VIEW DEFINITION TO nisse

Note that this gives the user right to see any definition in the database, that is stored procedures, tables, certificates etc. And users.

Erland Sommarskog, SQL Server MVP, www.sommarskog.se
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