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Using a Certificate to Sign a Stored Procedure

24 Apr

And how to assign Server-Level permissions to a database user.

Background

In a previous article I gave an example of assigning permissions to a user and making use of the EXECUTE AS instruction. This is a very useful way of assigning database permissions in a very granular way, where a user should not have the associated role for those permissions.
However, if the permission required relates to a server-level role then another method is required. Continue reading