Tag Archives: security

  1. How do I grant permissions to view users and their permissions?


    September 17, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; VIEW DEFINITION Every now and again you’ll have a user that needs to be able to see what permissions …
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  2. What are my permissions?


    August 16, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Permissions are a common concern. One of the most frequent requests I get is I need X, Y and Z …
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  3. Balancing Security Concerns.


    July 12, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    I have a presentation I do every now again on security basics that I’m actually quite proud of. One of …
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  4. Be our guest, be our guest, put our database to the test.


    June 25, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    When I think of the public role I often think of the guest database principal (user) at the same time. …
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  5. The public role


    May 23, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    A common misunderstanding is that the CONNECT permission lets you do more than just connect to a database. It doesn’t. …
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  6. Exploring permissions with sp_DBPermissions and sp_SrvPermissions : TSQL Tuesday 101


    April 10, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    Our host for T-SQL Tuesday this month is Jens Vestergaard (b/t) and he has asked about our favorite SSMS tool. …
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  7. Double hop error when using SQLCMD


    February 26, 2018 by Kenneth Fisher

    tl;dr; SQLCMD v2014 and up has special requirements for Kerberos. One of the problems with linked servers (no rude noises …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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