Category Archives: Security

  1. SQL Homework – February 2018 – Work with security

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    February 5, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    This month let’s create some security! Create logins: GUI 5 pts/Script 5 pts Create a SQL login and a Windows …
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  2. What’s dbo?


    January 22, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Don’t you hate it how certain words (well, acronyms in this case) get reused to mean multiple things? dbo seems …
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  3. Who should own the database?


    January 15, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    TL;DR; SA, or if you are really paranoid then you can create a disabled SQL login with minimal permissions and …
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  4. A Solution for Squirrely SQL Server Security: TSQL Tuesday #98

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    January 9, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    It’s the first T-SQL Tuesday of the year! Arun Sirpal (b/t) is our host this month. Thanks, Arun! The subject …
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  5. What is impersonation for?


    December 27, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I was doing some research on impersonation the other day, and among other things, I ran across a forum question …
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  6. When do usernames and passwords belong in connection strings

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    December 18, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr: When using a windows or active directory authenticated id you do not put the username or password into your …
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  7. Restrict the usage of a SQL Server Authenticated Application Id


    December 6, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    SQL Server login ids may not be the most secure thing in the world but they are likely to be …
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  8. UDP vs TCP


    June 7, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you’ve worked much with named instances you’ve probably had to deal with the question “What port is that instance …
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  9. Simple Security Report


    May 1, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Quite a while ago I created a couple of little security scripts to help me out with permissions research. Over …
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  10. Why is a Windows authenticated login more secure than a SQL authenticated one?


    April 26, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I had this question come up at work the other day and while I knew it was true I wasn’t …
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