Category Archives: Security

  1. Server level database permissions

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    February 14, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    Sometimes you have a requirement to grant permissions to every database on an instance. Historically this has required creating a …
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  2. My SQL logins don’t work. Again.

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    January 25, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    My recent post on why SQL logins aren’t working has generated a couple of follow up posts. The first one …
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  3. Why won’t my SQL Logins work?

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    January 12, 2017 by Kenneth Fisher

    I recently had an interesting time getting the SQL Auth logins on a new instance working. I was doing a …
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  4. It greatly pleases me to announce, HAL0003!

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    November 23, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I while back as part of a T-SQL Tuesday post I created HAL0001, then later HAL0002 with a long-term goal …
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  5. Is it safe to grant Administer Bulk Operations?

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    November 10, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    First I guess we had best start with definitions right? The permission Administer Bulk Operations and the role bulkadmin are …
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  6. SA Spoof

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    September 8, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    This is nothing new but it’s still a fun idea. The problem: The vendor app we just purchased (and are …
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  7. Cloud Security

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    August 22, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    In case you hadn’t noticed I’ve recently started looking at the cloud and what it entails. Well one of those …
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  8. Write-Only permissions

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    August 11, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    Yep, that’s right, you heard me. Write-Only not Read-Only. I was presenting SQL Server Security Basics at NTSSUG the other …
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  9. Using impersonation to allow a task without granting the required permission.

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    August 1, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    I use impersonation on a regular basis for a number of different tasks. This one is pretty basic but can …
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  10. Grant Deny Revoke

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    May 4, 2016 by Kenneth Fisher

    It always amazes me how often these three commands get confused. Heck it amazes me how long I confused them. …
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