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Create username and password for new SQL Server database

I have created a SQL Server 2005 database and I plan to protect it with a username and password. I'm unclear as to how to do this. How can I make a security system for my new database with its security objects?

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Here is a great article by Steve Jones that will get you started with SQL users and logins: Beginning SQL Server -- Logins and Users.

This was first published in March 2007

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