GRANT APPLICATION ROLE

Assigns an application role to an account role or another application role.

This command creates a “parent-child” relationship between the application role and the role to which it is granted, also referred to as a role hierarchy.

Note that application roles cannot be granted directly to users.

For more details, see Overview of Access Control.

See also:

ALTER APPLICATION ROLE, CREATE APPLICATION ROLE, REVOKE APPLICATION ROLE, SHOW APPLICATION ROLES

Syntax

GRANT APPLICATION ROLE <name> TO  { ROLE <parent_role_name> | APPLICATION ROLE <application_role>  | APPLICATION <application_name>}
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Parameters

name

Specifies the identifier for the application role to grant. If the identifier contains spaces or special characters, the entire string must be enclosed in double quotes. Identifiers enclosed in double quotes are also case-sensitive.

ROLE parent_role_name

Grants the application role to the specified account role.

APPLICATION ROLE application_role

Grants the application role to the specified application role. This grant creates a role hierarchy of application roles.

An application role can be granted to either an account role or another application role in the same application. If the parent role is an application role and the identifier is not fully qualified in the form of application_name.application_role_name, the command looks for the application role in the current application for the session.

APPLICATION ROLE application_name

Grants the application role to the specified application.

Access Control Requirements

A role used to execute this SQL command must have the following privileges at a minimum:

Privilege or role

Object

Notes

ACCOUNTADMIN

Application role

A user with this role can grant a Budgets application role to a custom role.

OWNERSHIP

Role

Role that is granted to an account role or another application role. However the application owner can grant an application role to another application role or account role. OWNERSHIP is a special privilege on an object that is automatically granted to the role that created the object, but can also be transferred using the GRANT OWNERSHIP command to a different role by the owning role (or any role with the MANAGE GRANTS privilege).

Only the application owner can grant an application role to other roles. Only the SECURITYADMIN role, or a higher role, has this privilege by default. The privilege can be granted to additional roles as needed.

For instructions on creating a custom role with a specified set of privileges, see Creating Custom Roles.

For general information about roles and privilege grants for performing SQL actions on securable objects, see Overview of Access Control.

Usage Notes

Granting an application role to another application role can only be performed within the context of an installed application, for example in application setup script.

Examples

GRANT APPLICATION ROLE app_role to APPLICATION ROLE other_app_role;
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