We have a manufacturer whose software requires authorization for the master database (only db owner working). Unfortunately, the manufacturer can not tell us why this access to the master database is necessary. Without this permission, the application will not start.
What are your opinions? Have you ever seen such software? We have 200 different applications but this is the first one that needs permanent access
Is there any objection to security?
As an alternative, we can install an SQL Express instance because the database is very small. If access to the master DB from your point of view is not a good idea.