Microsoft’s Azure SQL Database has been around for a really long time now. Previously, it was known as the SQL Azure and a bunch of other names. It is a fantastic cloud-based service from one of the world’s leading technology companies Microsoft. This is just another way of saying that it is simply fantastic. It offers impressive data-storage capabilities which are part of the larger Azure Services Platform. Data storage and management is always a challenge for businesses, but it is databases like this one which make everything so much easier.
When you sign up for this service, then the provisioning process is going to create a database that is named master, Azure SQL Database server and a login that will function as the principal of the Azure SQL Database server at the server level. This login is similar to the server-level principal that is used for on-premises instances of SQL Servers sa. The server-level principal account has the permission to control and manage all the database-level as well as server-level security. You can also use it to manage logins and the databases that are in the SQL Database.
Bring in the database experts
There is no reason why you should be struggling to understand the technicalities of these processes. In today’s world, there is a lot of development especially in technology for managing big data. With a team of remote database experts, such issues as managing logins on the database will not be a problem at all. Now that it is even possible to access remote database administration services, there should be no struggle when handling data in your business.
To manage the logins with the server-level principal login, the DBA is going to connect to the master database. They will then use statements like create login, alter login or drop login. The next step will be to connect to Microsoft Azure SQL database using the logins that are created and each of them must be granted database-level permissions. This can be a bit difficult to do but then a database with decent experience using the Azure SQL Database will not have a problem at all.
How database experts grant server-level permissions
In order for the logins that you have created (aside from the server-level principal) to manage the server-level security, the database provides you with two security roles. There is the loginmanagerwhose main function is to create logins. There, the work of creating databases is delegated to the dbmanager. However, it is only the users who are in the master database that can be added into these database roles.
In order to create a login and the associated user that has the ability to create databases or some other logins, the DBA experts connect to the master database first. Here they create a login and a new user for that login using the create user command. They will then add a new user into the dbmanagerrole, the loginmanager role or both roles.
To grant the login access to the database, the created login plus a database that you create with that login must be connected. Using the create user command, a new user will be added to the new database. It is not exactly the simplest of processes at first, but then with the assistance of experienced database experts, you will not have much of a problem with it.