Can I configure my SQL Server 2014 database so that any login that will be created in the future will have read access to it automatically?
To add on my comment, you can create a trigger on a database level and add user to desired role automatically when you create a user. You can add a custom one, but for example sake i added db_datareader.
create trigger tg_AddUserToRole on database after CREATE_USER as declare @LoginName nvarchar(30) set @LoginName = (select EVENTDATA().value('(EVENT_INSTANCE/ObjectName)','nvarchar(30)')) IF EXISTS(select 1 from sys.sysusers where name = @LoginName and issqluser = 1) exec sp_addrolemember 'db_datareader', @LoginName
For new databases, add the user in the model database. This is used as the template for all new databases.
USE model CREATE USER ... FROM LOGIN... EXEC sp_addrolemember 'db_datareader', '...'
It’s not clear from your question if you want to distinguish between logins with
SQL Server Authentication and
If you just want any user (every future user included) of this database to be able to read the data just
public database role.
If it’s important to you that the principal is not
Windows principal, in another answer with a
DDL-trigger you should check if the login is authenticated by SQL Server.