Adding a password to a SQL Server 2005 database

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Access Database
Microsoft Access
Password management
SQL Server 2005
SQL Server database
We are moving our Microsoft Access database to SQL Server 2005, and the Access database has password protection. How can you add a password to a database in SQL Server 2005?

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Each login which is setup within the SQL Server has its own password. The login is what allows the user to see the databases. Logins are mapped to users within the database and rights within the database are granted to the users.

You can’t set a database specific password on the database like you can with Access.

This blog post covers the differences between Users and Logins.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    Sure...it just depends on how your users need to access the system. You can setup standard SQL Server accounts or use Windows authentication. Are you working with a developer or DBA to set this up?
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  • marintur
    data base sql 2005 administration
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