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MS SQL 2014:  Allow access by security group

Posted on 2016-10-23
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Hi,

I'm new to SQL.
Members of a certain AD Security group are to be granted privileges to access a certain SQL database.  

How do I do that?  In Management Studio all I can find is users, not groups.  Also they seem to be the sql-servers' local users...
Is there a comprehensive basic howto anywhere?

Thanks,
Ralph
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SQL Server security consists of two entites:

Logins and Users. You need first to create a login on the server level. Here you can select your AD group. Then you create a user in the appropriate database based on that login.
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In Management Studio all I can find is users, not groups.
You can add groups as well. I guess you're using only the GUI and not the SQL commands, right?
So in Security / Logins when you add a New Login you can type directly DomainName\ADGroupName in the Login Name field but if you want you can click in the Search button and then in the new Pop Up window you'll need to change the location to your Domain and add the Groups to the Object Type. Now you'll be able to perform a search for the desired AD Group Name.

If you want to be more familiar with T-SQL then in SSMS click in the New Query button and type the following:
USE [master]
GO
CREATE LOGIN [DomainName\ADGroupName] FROM WINDOWS WITH DEFAULT_DATABASE=[DatabaseName]GO

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Replace DomainName\ADGroupName with the desired value and also DatabaseName with the default database name that those users should have.
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