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in that scenario I can use an application role?

Application roles are used to enable permissions for users only while they are running particular applications
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10775 - I guess you're referring to the MS course - Administering Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Databases

I guess we'll need more details for the scenario to address your specific questions.  

In general, if you want your users to work with SQL Server data only when they run a specific application, application roles can be useful tools. For example, suppose you have an inventory-control database and you've built an application that lets users work with inventory. You might not want your users to connect directly to the inventory-control database or to modify sales data. By granting permissions to an application role, rather than to users or database roles, you ensure that users can access inventory data only when running the application.

Application roles can also simplify security administration. Suppose you have many users who access SQL Server through only one application and you don't want to have to manage individual logins and enable database access for each user. An application role requires only one login, which many users can share.
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I need users to connect from excel; but not using the user name and password to connect from SSMS.
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Private mcnn As ADODB.Connection
Private mrst As ADODB.Recordset

Private Sub Form_Load()
  Dim strConn As String

' Create the connection.
  strConn = "Provider=sqloledb;" & _
    "Data Source=(local);" & _
    "Initial Catalog=Products;" & _
    "OLE DB Services = -2;" & _
    "Integrated Security=SSPI"

  ' Open the connection, and activate the application role.
  Set mcnn = New ADODB.Connection
  mcnn.Open strConn
  mcnn.Execute "sp_setapprole 'ProductApprole', 'password'"
End Sub
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by:Vitor Montalvão
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Yes you can create an Application role for let the users connect to a database through an application only.
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