Altering dataset permission in ArcSDE geodatabases for SQL Server Express

A user's permissions on datasets in an ArcSDE geodatabase for SQL Server Express are altered by assigning the user to one of three roles: None, Read Only, or Read/Write.

The following rules apply to assigning users to roles on datasets:

If you choose a user from the list who already has geodatabase-wide read/write or administrative permissions, a message appears indicating the user has higher-level permissions and all role options are deactivated. Since you cannot deny a user access to specific objects but only grant permission to specific objects, if you do not want the user to have read/write access to all objects in the geodatabase, you need to change his or her rights on the geodatabase to read only then grant read/write permissions to only those datasets to which you want him or her to have read/write access.
  1. In the Catalog window, connect to the database server and the geodatabase that contains the dataset for which you want to alter permissions.
  2. Right-click the dataset for which you want to give specific permission to another user.
  3. Click Permissions.
  4. Choose the user or group from the list on the Permissions dialog box.
  5. Click the permission you want to grant for this dataset to this user or group (None, Read Only, or Read/Write).
  6. Click Apply.
  7. Click OK to close the dialog box.

The permissions for that user on that specific dataset are altered.