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sp_grantlogin (Transact-SQL)

Creates a SQL Server login.

Important note Important

This feature will be removed in a future version of Microsoft SQL Server. Avoid using this feature in new development work, and plan to modify applications that currently use this feature. Use CREATE LOGIN instead.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version).

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

sp_grantlogin [@loginame=] 'login'

[ @loginame = ] 'login'

Is the name of a Windows user or group. The Windows user or group must be qualified with a Windows domain name in the form Domain\User; for example, London\Joeb. login is sysname, with no default.

0 (success) or 1 (failure)

sp_grantlogin calls CREATE LOGIN, which supports additional options. For information on creating SQL Server logins, see CREATE LOGIN (Transact-SQL)

sp_grantlogin cannot be executed within a user-defined transaction.

Requires ALTER ANY LOGIN permission on the server.

The following example uses CREATE LOGIN to create a SQL Server login for the Windows user Corporate\BobJ. This is the preferred method.

CREATE LOGIN [Corporate\BobJ] FROM WINDOWS;
GO
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