Need View Any Login permission - by Dave1554

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ID 773696 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 12/6/2012 10:57:47 AM
Access Restriction Public


For audit purposes, I need to be able to provide an account the ability to view all logins on an instance and users in a database, along with their associated role memberships. Due to the limited metadata visibility configuration in SQL 2005, I need to provide the account ALTER ANY LOGIN and ALTER ANY USER to allow them to view this information. 

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Posted by Microsoft on 6/21/2013 at 11:21 AM

Thanks for your suggestion. We're working towards improving our Separation of Duties capabilities and will record your suggestion in our future DCR database. In the mean time, you can try one of these workarounds:
1 - Create SPs that allows only viewing of the login/user metadata. You can use signed modules if you'd like to be extra secure (
2 - Grant VIEW SERVER STATE if allowing the principal to see other metadata is acceptable