Granting privileges to ODBC SQL users to execute stored procedures

I have created a lot of stored procedures so users can retrieve data from a SQL data base via an ODBC connection.  The problem I am running into is that in order to run the procedures the network admin is telling me they have to set the user up as a SysAdmin.  Both of us were not around when the SQL Server was created.

Is there a way to create accounts that can be set up just to read data from the database and run stored procedures?


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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The network admin is normally not a DBA...

For executing stored procedures, the users only need the execute permission on those. Sounds like a GRANT EXECUTE on all schemas may be sufficient. But the important step: Create you own database role where you collect all those GRANT EXECUTES. Then you need only to assign this rule to your users.

For reading data, just add the user to the db_reader role.

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