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My organization uses Active Directory to control access to our databases. Building web applications and as part of our CI process I would like to specify the credentials in the connection string.

Is it possible to pass AD credentials in a connection string or do I need a standard SQL account for these items?

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You can have your app impersonate a windows user and do the connection that way. Example for app.

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