Category Archives: Security

  1. What permissions do temp stored procedures use?

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    June 19, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In a performance tuning class I recently took with Brent Ozar (b/t) he mentioned temporary stored procedures and an interesting …
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  2. How do I force a SQL Login to change it’s password on next login

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    June 5, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Forcing someone to change their password on a periodic basis is a pretty common thing, and any time I’ve gotten …
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  3. I’m moving my permissions scripts to GitHub

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    May 30, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    I’ve written very few things that I’m more proud of than my permissions scripts, sp_SrvPermissions and sp_DBPermissions. These scripts are …
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  4. Security Learning Pathway at PASS Summit.

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    May 17, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This year PASS is trying something new at PASS Summit. There are going to be Learning Pathways. A learning pathway …
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  5. Why am I getting an NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS error when creating or altering a stored procedure?

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    May 8, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    If you have to deal with linked servers then you probably have or will run into the following error: Login …
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  6. db_owner in msdb == sysadmin

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    May 6, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    This doesn’t require much in the way discussion. This isn’t exactly a huge issue since I don’t think granting db_owner …
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  7. How do I let someone execute a SQL Agent job they don’t own?

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    April 15, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    In my last post I discussed the fact that SQL Ids can, in fact, be useful on an instance that …
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  8. Can SQL Ids be used on an instance with Windows Authentication only?

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    April 11, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; Yes, but. It’s generally considered more secure to have your SQL Server instance set to Windows Authentication and not …
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  9. Using the Microsoft Authenticator app to log into Azure

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    February 25, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    So I was trying to work on a blog post about the new truncation error this morning and realized I …
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  10. Why do I (they) own that database?

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    February 20, 2019 by Kenneth Fisher

    Ever looked at the list of databases and wonder why you own one of them? Or why some other user …
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