how do I create an sqlserver account that has the capability to only run reports and extract data?

Posted on 2012-08-28
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how do I create a sqlserver account that has the capability to only run reports and extract data? The user will be connecting via SQLserver Mgt Studio thru our public IP. They really only need access to 2 database(s) to extract data and run reports against. Please advise
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Simone B earned 2000 total points
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You can give them datareader access to specific databases.


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ID: 38341907
and that doesnt allow them to change data right?
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by:Simone B
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That's correct. It provides read-only access to the database. We use it primarily for report writers, who need data access, but don't need to insert, select, update, delete, etc.

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ID: 38341994
exactly as I needed it.

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