I need to allow a user to kick of a specific agent job without having any ability to start other ones. To accomplish this, I've created the following procedure (simplified):
ALTER PROCEDURE [dbo].[RunJob] @job_name nvarchar(200) WITH EXECUTE AS 'sysadminaccount' AS BEGIN --SET NOCOUNT ON; BEGIN TRY EXEC msdb.dbo.sp_start_job @job_name = @job_name -- Wait for job to finish DECLARE @job_history_id AS INT = NULL DECLARE @job_result AS INT = NULL WHILE 1=1 BEGIN SELECT TOP 1 @job_history_id = activity.job_history_id FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobs jobs INNER JOIN msdb.dbo.sysjobactivity activity ON activity.job_id = jobs.job_id WHERE jobs.name = @job_name ORDER BY activity.start_execution_date DESC IF @job_history_id IS NULL BEGIN WAITFOR DELAY '00:00:01' CONTINUE END ELSE BREAK END -- Check exit code SET @job_result = (SELECT history.run_status FROM msdb.dbo.sysjobhistory history WHERE history.instance_id = @job_history_id) RETURN @job_result; END TRY BEGIN CATCH THROW; RETURN; END CATCH END
However, when I call this procedure (having verified it is running via "sysadminaccount"), I get the following error message:
Msg 229, Level 14, State 5, Procedure sp_start_job, Line 1 The EXECUTE permission was denied on the object 'sp_start_job', database 'msdb', schema 'dbo'.
The account is a member of the sysadmin role, so I as understand it there shouldn't be any problems kicking off jobs. I've verified that it is a member of the three sqlagent roles in msdb, and those roles all have execute permission on
How can I give this account the appropriate permissions? Is there something else that needs to be done because of the impersonation?