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User permissions for someone in SQL 2005

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I have a quick and easy question for you. We need a user created who can manage and create just one database. We don't want this person to really be able to do anything in our other DB's.

So I set this up by adding this person as a regular user and remote user on the server itself.
Then on SQL Server they are set up as having a server role of dbcreator and public (seemed like I couldnt get rid of that one).

So now when that user logs in they can see the other Db's but cannot modify anything. They can see everything in their designated DB.

IS this a good way to handle it or is there a better way?
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If that is acceptable within your security guidelines then it shouldn't be a problem.

If you would like to tighten it down further though, (and the database they work on is already created), then removed the dbcreator server role and just add their user to the dbowner role for that database.

This will not work if they need to create additional databases though.
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