How to: Configure a User to Create and Manage SQL Server Agent Jobs (SQL Server Management Studio)

To configure a user to create or execute Microsoft SQL Server Agent jobs, you must first add an existing SQL Server login or msdb role to one of the following SQL Server Agent fixed database roles in the msdb database: SQLAgentUserRole, SQLAgentReaderRole, or SQLAgentOperatorRole.

By default, members of these database roles can create their own job steps that run as themselves. If these non-administrative users want to run jobs that execute other job step types (for example, SSIS packages), they will need to have access to a proxy account. All members of the sysadmin fixed server role have permission to create, modify, and delete proxy accounts. For more information about the permissions that are associated with these SQL Server Agent fixed database roles, see SQL Server Agent Fixed Database Roles.

To add a SQL login or msdb role to a SQL Server Agent fixed database role

  1. In Object Explorer, expand a server.

  2. Expand Security, and then expand Logins.

  3. Right-click the login you wish to add to a SQL Server Agent fixed database role, and select Properties.

  4. On the User Mapping page of the Login Properties dialog box, select the row containing msdb.

  5. Under Database role membership for: msdb, check the appropriate SQL Server Agent fixed database role.

To configure a proxy account to create and manage SQL Server Agent job steps

  1. In Object Explorer, expand a server.

  2. Expand SQL Server Agent.

  3. Right-click Proxies and select New Proxy.

  4. On the General page of the New Proxy Account dialog, specify the proxy name, credential name, and description for the new proxy. Note that you must create a credential first before creating a SQL Server Agent proxy. For more information about creating a credential, see How to: Create a Credential (SQL Server Management Studio) and CREATE CREDENTIAL (Transact-SQL).

  5. Check the appropriate subsystems for this proxy.

  6. On the Principals page, add or remove logins or roles to grant or remove access to the proxy account.