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REVOKE Schema Permissions (Transact-SQL)

Revokes permissions on a schema.

Applies to: SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 through current version), Azure SQL Database.

Topic link icon Transact-SQL Syntax Conventions

REVOKE [ GRANT OPTION FOR ] permission  [ ,...n ] 
    ON SCHEMA :: schema_name 
    { TO | FROM } database_principal [ ,...n ]
    [ CASCADE ]
    [ AS revoking_principal ]

permission

Specifies a permission that can be revoked on a schema. The permissions that can be revoked on a schema are listed in the "Remarks" section, later in this topic.

GRANT OPTION FOR

Indicates that the right to grant the specified right to other principals will be revoked. The permission itself will not be revoked.

Important note Important

If the principal has the specified permission without the GRANT option, the permission itself will be revoked.

ON SCHEMA :: schema_name

Specifies the schema on which the permission is being revoked. The scope qualifier :: is required.

database_principal

Specifies the principal from which the permission is being revoked. One of the following:

  • database user

  • database role

  • application role

  • database user mapped to a Windows login

  • database user mapped to a Windows group

  • database user mapped to a certificate

  • database user mapped to an asymmetric key

  • database user not mapped to a server principal.

CASCADE

Indicates that the permission being revoked is also revoked from other principals to which it has been granted by this principal.

Caution note Caution

Indicates that the permission being revoked is also revoked from other principals to which it has been granted or denied by this principal.

AS revoking_principal

Specifies a principal from which the principal executing this query derives its right to revoke the permission. One of the following:

  • database user

  • database role

  • application role

  • database user mapped to a Windows login

  • database user mapped to a Windows group

  • database user mapped to a certificate

  • database user mapped to an asymmetric key

  • database user not mapped to a server principal.

A schema is a database-level securable contained by the database that is its parent in the permissions hierarchy. The most specific and limited permissions that can be revoked on a schema are listed in the following table, together with the more general permissions that include them by implication.

Schema permission

Implied by schema permission

Implied by database permission

ALTER

CONTROL

ALTER ANY SCHEMA

CONTROL

CONTROL

CONTROL

CREATE SEQUENCE

ALTER

ALTER ANY SCHEMA

DELETE

CONTROL

DELETE

EXECUTE

CONTROL

EXECUTE

INSERT

CONTROL

INSERT

REFERENCES

CONTROL

REFERENCES

SELECT

CONTROL

SELECT

TAKE OWNERSHIP

CONTROL

CONTROL

UPDATE

CONTROL

UPDATE

VIEW CHANGE TRACKING

CONTROL

CONTROL

VIEW DEFINITION

CONTROL

VIEW DEFINITION

Requires CONTROL permission on the schema.

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