I configured private and shared session using SQL Provider, following this link After I deployed the Sitecore.Sessions.dacpac file, I tried to create a user for the database but it was failing with the error

USE [MyProject_Sessions]

CREATE USER [sessionsuser] WITH PASSWORD='password@123', DEFAULT_SCHEMA=[dbo]

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So I created a login assigned db_datareader and db_datawriter like in other users such as master user but the login did not work. Currently, I'm using 'sa'. If I want to create a separate login for this DB, what all roles are required.

Version: Sitecore 9.2 Initial, Microsoft SQL Server 2017

  • can you share the SQL script you are using to create? Oct 21, 2019 at 3:37
  • @GopikrishnaGujjula I updated the question with the query, please check
    – Jojo
    Oct 22, 2019 at 5:20

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From the error it seems that your database server is not configured with Contained Authentication.

Please execute below script on your server

sp_configure 'contained database authentication', 1;

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    This I tried already but did not work. I found below in sitecore setup package and was able to create a new user Use [PlaceholderForDB] GO alter database [PlaceholderForDB] set containment = partial GO CREATE USER [PlaceHolderForUser] WITH PASSWORD = 'PlaceHolderForPassword'; GO EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_datareader', [PlaceHolderForUser]; EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_datawriter', [PlaceHolderForUser]; GO GRANT EXECUTE TO [PlaceHolderForUser]; GO
    – Jojo
    Oct 22, 2019 at 10:12
  • Can you please update the question with SQL server version you are using? Oct 22, 2019 at 10:18
  • Updated with sql version
    – Jojo
    Oct 22, 2019 at 10:28

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