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Securables are the resources to which the SQL Server Database Engine authorization system regulates access. Some securables can be contained within others, creating nested hierarchies called "scopes" that can themselves be secured. The securable scopes are server, database, and schema.

Securable scope: Server

Contains the following securables:

  • Endpoint
  • Login
  • Database

Securable scope: Database

Contains the following securables:

  • User
  • Role
  • Application role
  • Assembly
  • Message Type
  • Route
  • Service
  • Remote Service Binding
  • Fulltext Catalog
  • Certificate
  • Asymmetric Key
  • Symmetric Key
  • Contract
  • Schema

Securable scope: Schema

Contains the following securables:

  • Type
  • XML Schema Collection
  • Object


The following are members of the object class:

  • Aggregate
  • Constraint
  • Function
  • Procedure
  • Queue
  • Statistic
  • Synonym
  • Table
  • View

See Also

Other Resources

sys.database_principals (Transact-SQL)
sys.database_role_members (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_principals (Transact-SQL)
sys.server_role_members (Transact-SQL)
sys.sql_logins (Transact-SQL)

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