SQL Users administration, permissions

Elias, Filip 20 Reputation points

Hi. I would like to set User permission to achieve this goal: Deny see View definition (cannot see in Design, Alter view etc.) but see view in "Views list" in MSSMS. (Critical views is created by their own schema.) It is possible?

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  1. Erland Sommarskog 102.3K Reputation points

    Your post is not clear, but keep in mind that by default users have no permissions at all, so there is normally not able no need for DENY.

    If you only want the users to be able to access views in a certain schema, and that schema only has these views, you can grant SELECT permission on that schema. If you only want them to be able to SELECT on the views, but not see the view DEFINITION, you do need to DENY them VIEW DEFINITION on the schema. But then will not be able to see them in the views list either.

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  1. Seeya Xi-MSFT 16,451 Reputation points

    Hi @Elias, Filip,

    Agree with Erland. Please refer to this blog:


    Hope this would help you get a better understanding.

    Best regards,


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