The process of identifying the party logging into a system.

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Cannot connect to SQL Server after setting sa password to blank

I have installed SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows 2008 server. I need to set the sa password to blank for some reasons to make an application works; but it seems like the password changes automatically ...
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If the users need INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE permissions, is Windows auth still more secure than SQL Server auth?

Some background first: The problem described below wouldn't exist at all if the database in question would have been built with a DBA's mindset: Data access only through views and stored procs --> ...
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Error log - What does this mean and what can I do about it?

I have the following repeated errors in my error.log and I don't know what it means or what I should/can do about it: Access denied for user 'root'@'[some IP]' (using password: YES) There are ...
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SQL 2008: Why is *any* user, with minimal permissions able to restart/stop the SQL instance through Management Studio

So I'm on a project that I need to help admin SQL 2008 . I'm coming from a MySQL background. Why is it that a basic user, with the most basic/default permissions, through Management Studio is able to ...
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connect sql server using windows authentication in another pc

I am having sql server 2008 r2 express installed in a PC. I have some other PC which are connected to this pc in a local network.Now those PC connect to my pc's sql server using sql authentication. ...
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SQL server ODBC connection for Active Directory user who doesn't log in to the windows

Do you think it is possible to create a SQL server ODBC Connection for an active directory user who doesn't log in into the windows. Ideally this type of users will be used in the batch process. So, ...
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Logging only mySQL logins on heavily used system

I have an audit requirement where they want all database access (logins) logged. We have a very large distributed system of hundreds of mySQL servers (shards, slaves, slaves of slaves) that are ...
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Domain group hierarchical group membership and SQL Logins mapped to AD groups [closed]

SQL Version: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.4035.00 (X64) Nov 24 2008 16:17:31 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Standard Edition (64-bit) on Windows NT 6.1 (Build 7601: ...
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SQL Server 2012 SSIS\SharePoint Kerberos auth [closed]

I have some issues setting up Kerberos together with SQL Server and SharePoint. Any help will be much appreciated! =) GOAL: Use Kerberos to avoid double-hop issue. USAGE: User logs onto ...
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DB2 to require password each time

I am using db2inst1 to connect to a database in DB2 which I have installed on my machine. Therefore, db2inst1 user does not require username/password authentication (borrows them from the OS). I would ...
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How do you authenticate the database connection when using Reporting Services Forms authentication?

I'm looking into using Forms authenticaiton for SSRS. I got it working using Microsoft's sample found here: http://msftrsprodsamples.codeplex.com/wikipage?title=SS2008!Security%20Extension%20Sample ...
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PostgreSQL - using password/md5 authentication with empty password

I have the following role in my system: CREATE ROLE test LOGIN INHERIT NOCREATEDB NOCREATEROLE NOREPLICATION; There is no password. Trying to connect to the db from within the same machine using ...
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Access denied for user 'root'@'%'

I used to access the root user in MySQL just fine. But recently, I am no longer able to. I am able to login fine : mysql -u root -p Here is the mysql status after login : mysql> status ...
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Issue with connecting to the mysql database

We have an outstanding issue with VCC in chicago, there is an issue connecting to the mysql database If an agent does a refresh of the monitor they will be logged out. This is the error we ...
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Integrated Security Success on Master, Fails on Other Database

I'm a bit perplexed as to why my connection string is selectively succeeding on the master database in SQL Server 2005. Here are the details of my app. Any ideas where to look? I'm clearly missing ...
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user “sa” cannot connect to SQL Server Express 2008 R2

Goal: connect to SQL Server Express 2008 database using SQL Server authenticated account "sa", rather than my Windows authenticated account. When installing SQL Server 2008 Express, I took all ...
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Login Failed for User

I have written a code in Visual Studio.NET and used data from SQL Server 2008. But after debugging, it says: Login failed for user 'sunny'. When I try to set the user as something else, it keeps ...
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How do I monitor which Windows user is logging in as SA? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: ProcessID Owner with third party app Several of our applications use the sa account to login to our SQL Server 2008 instance. As these applications are poorly designed ...
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remote connection

Im trying to connect to a remote sql server using windows authenication. I'm using visual studio 2012 and going to a remote sql server 2012. I have already checked in sql studio that it is set up for ...
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Secure way to connect: Windows Authentication or SQL Server Authentication and why?

Which is the best way to create a connection string for SQL Server? Should I be using a trusted connection string (windows authentication) or an untrusted connection string (sql server ...
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Login failed for user 'NT AUTHORITY\ANONYMOUS LOGON'. (MsDtsSrvr)

I have a clustered environment which has many instances in it. I have modified the xml file to allow several instances to use ssis. Everything works great when the instances are on the same node as ...
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MySQL 5.5 accepts password but then closes connection

Apologies in advance for lack of information. I have installed MySQL 5.5 x64 on a Windows XP Professional x64 development machine. Today, upon trying to connect with any tool(MySQL workbench, PHP ...
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Default Schema Problems on server

When i connect to SSMS on my server through remote desktop and query my database using: SELECT * FROM [sys].[database_principals] WHERE [principal_id] = USER_ID() I am getting the correct results ...
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Always being logged in as SA and not Windows account

First off i would like to appologise if i sound stupid as i do not have much knowladge of SQL Server. I have recently started a project working with SQL Server 2008 R2. I have access to the database ...
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Unable to reset the password of users in postgres

Evrytime i run, su - postgres it asks me for a password which I did not set. I simply installed the postgres. I have gone to the pg_hba.conf. # Database administrative login by Unix domain socket ...
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Error in login in with root user in new mysql server

I've installed a MySQL server in CentOS 6.2 machine +-------------------------+---------------------+ | Variable_name | Value | ...
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Connecting to SQL Server using cached credentials

While migrating from SQL authentication (user-password) to integrated security I ran into an unexpected combination of requirements. SQL clients are services running under a LOCALSYSTEM or ...
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Microsoft SQL Server says my login is disabled, even in single user/DAC mode

I'm locked out of a local database, and the single-user mode option that has worked for me in the past isn't working for me here. I could use some options to try. It's saying the account is disabled, ...
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Why does OS login not exist in the user table, but I can still login to MySQL?

mysql> select user, password, host from user; +------+----------+---------------------------------------------+ | user | password | host | ...
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mysqladmin user account not secure?

I still playing with my own DB trying to learn and saw this: I could change the root password without any problem at all... If I'm in the server I can create an algorithm to start testing password ...
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Secure method beside phpMyAdmin for remote mysql

Recently, one of my centos linux servers was hacked and the cause of due to phpMyAdmin. It was said due to this problem PhpMyAdmin vulnerability CVE-2011-2505 ...
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ORACLE SSL using Microsoft Certificate Store for PKI

I am trying to set up PKI SSL authentication between client and server using a Microsoft Certificate Store. Client: Windows 7 64 bit with Oracle client 11.2.0.3.0 Server: Windows 2008 R2 64 bit with ...
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Oracle Database Enterprise Users & Roles with Microsoft Active Directory?

We have a legacy application and we have full access to source code and platform running it, so virtually any change can be implemented if required. The application is a Java Swing heavy-weight GUI ...
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Is there a restriction which prevents you from creating a user and a role with the same name?

I have a (SS2005) database with a user named MY_APPLICATION_USER. I'm trying to create a role in that database named MY_APPLICATION_USER. When I try to do that using this script: /****** Object: ...
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Connect to a Windows Authentication SQL server in SQL Server Authentication mode?

Is it possible to connect to a SQL server in SQL Server Authentication if the server has been installed with Windows Authentication?
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Is it possible to assign sql logins into a group?

This may be a bit too elementary question for this site but is it possible to control SQL Server authenticated logins using groups? So is it possible to assign sql logins under groups and give rigths ...
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securely exposing sql server 2008 for windows authentication

My company wants to have approximately 100 of their sales people (distributed around the country) to be able to run stored procedures from excel and return the data onto the spreadsheet. We have sql ...
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Grant table privileges to a user connecting from any host

I have a user account - let's call it 'wordpress' - that I need to allow to access a few catalog tables in another e-commerce database on the same server. I've configured the user with three host ...
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Mysql master-master permission replication issue

I came to know it's safe to replicate mysql database to have the users and permissions replicated, from a post in ServerFault is-it-ok-to-replicate-mysql-db. I have setup master-master replication ...
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MySQL error: Access denied for user 'a'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I use the root account created the account 'a'@'%'. But I can't use the it to connect to MySQL server when I specify the host parameter. I can successfully connect without the -h parameter. Please see ...
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Is splitting a 'users' table for authentication purposes a good idea?

Suppose I have a user table in my site in which there are around 2-3 Million users (records) in the table. For speeding up my login process, is it a good approach to split my user table, one for ...
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mysql server password change while restoring

I restored all database backup from another server's dumpfile to my machine. At the end my mysql server's password changed to that mysql server's password. Why it got overwritten? What i need to do to ...
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Any security related reasons to prefer Windows Authentication over Sql Server Authentication?

This is a rather short question: When using Microsoft SQL Server (version 2005 and newer), are there any security related reasons to prefer Windows Authentication over SQL Server Authentication? ...
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SQL 2008 R2 creates user/schema when Windows user creates tables

We added a server login and database user that map a Windows Group to a SQL 2008 R2 instance using the following script, with the names changed for anonymity: USE master go CREATE LOGIN ...
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Windows Authentication for a non-local non-domain Login

I have SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a Windows Server 2008 R2 box. There is no domain in the network. Is there any way for me to add a Windows Login on SQL Server for a non-local and non-domain ...
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postgres and passwordless authentication

We have users for out postgres database and none have passwords... Do not know the history behind it. When I try to use clients to connect to these databases, for instance, pgadmin III, the ...
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Grant access for any logged in user for common database

In SQL server 2008, I have one database that is a common database that is accessed thru stored procedures in all other databases. Each of the other databases have their own login. I need a way that ...
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Are there any objective reasons to prefer a prefix over a suffix for an environment-specific login?

When creating environment specific logins (development, qa, staging, production, etc.) I'm faced with the choice of making the denotation a prefix or a suffix to the login name. Examples ...
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DB2 passwords with special characters

Our DB2 authentication is integrated with active directory, so the allowed passwords are controlled by it's policy. We have some users that are not being able to connect to the database through ...
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Can a username and password be hard-coded in a system DSN

We have a legacy CRM that uses a DSN with Windows Authentication to connect to an instance of SQL Server 2005 (part of SBS 2003 Premium). We will soon be doing a major migration leaving us without a ...