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What is the difference between User and Role in SQL Server? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    A login is a server principal and can logon to SQL Server, a database user is an associated login with permissions to access the database and a role is an organization unit for permissions; a database user can be member of 1 - n database roles.

    See for example: Basic SQL Server Security concepts – logins, users, and principals


    Olaf Helper

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    Monday, November 7, 2016 5:19 PM
  • Thanks!
    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 9:31 PM
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