Users are given a database login when they have their own user ID and password in Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The user must enter the user ID and password to access the database.

How Database Logins Work

Using the SQL Server Option, users must also have a login on SQL Server. SQL Server has its own authentication of the user’s ID and password. SQL Server does this by checking whether a SQL Server login with this user’s ID and password has been created.

This login must first be created by a SQL Server administrator, with a SQL Server tool. If a SQL Server login has not been set up, authentication fails and the user receives an error.

The user is granted access to the server after his login has been authenticated. Database security then validates the user’s permissions by checking the database user accounts on the server. The permissions that the user has been granted to the various objects within the database, such as tables, are determined by the information contained in the user’s database user account. This account also contains information about any additional permissions that the user may have been granted to alter the database itself.

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