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SSRS appears to be ignoring Permissions set using Report Manager

I have setup SSRS on SQL Server 2008 in native mode. As an administrator I can login to report manager, upload reports and run them, and also use the Web Service URL to generate reports. I have also ...
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Steal ownership on database from user that no longer exists

We have a few SQL Server 2008 R2 databases where its member domain was changed (i.e. it was connected to DOMAINA and is now on DOMAINB). We have three databases where the owner of the database is ...
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Granting a user account permission to create databases in PostgreSQL

How do I give a user account in PostgreSQL the ability to create and drop databases? Is there a way to do this with GRANT?
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mysql allow access for localhost and named server

Hope we're enjoying this Fine Friday afternoon and getting ready for the weekend. I've got a quick question. I'm trying to set up a user to allow them access from localhost and from a specific named ...
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Can't SHOW GRANTS after MySQL re-install [closed]

I had to completely re-install MySQL on one of the slaves and then rebuild it via a sql dump (we have 1 master and 2 slaves). I tried to SHOW GRANTS for one of the users, but keep getting the ...
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Does this mean the 'public' has full select, insert, update, and delete access?

I'm trying to create a new DB user in SQL Server 2008 R2 that can only select from one SQL View. But no matter what I try when I login as this new user I can select from any table. I ran this query: ...
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SQL Server Security Hierarchy

I have been working as a developer with SQL Server for years without asking the question, "what is dbo", a shame. Recently I have been studying the security model of SQL Server 2008. I have been ...
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Unable to access mysql database remotely

I ran this command- [root@dev-img mysql]# mysql -u root -h 192.168.1.181 -e "use mysql;" and this is the output I got- ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'192.168.1.65' (using ...
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Get the windows account which runs the query?

I'm using sql server 2008 r2. I logged in to ssms which in turn connects to a remote sql server machine. im writing a query which writes a file. I need to know - which windows permissions I should ...
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SQL Server 2008R2 - How to prevent a role from creating or altering views within a database?

I have a situation on SQL Server 2008 R2 where I am trying to prevent users of an AD group from being able to create new views, or alter any existing views, within a particular database. This AD group ...
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Permission denied in file trying to import

When I try to use \i on a file that is not in the psql.exe folder it says C:: permission denied. For example I have a file with SQL command at C:\Users\Work\Desktop\School Work\load_database.sql and ...
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Identify why a user can drop a database

I have a sql server user that has the ability to drop any database. I've been running the code below to check the rights that the user has in SQL Server but have not been able to identify how the user ...
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Cannot INSERT into database on a shared server

I have launched an application on a shared server but I cannot INSERT any data. I thought maybe I don't have privileges so I did SHOW GRANTS in my application then die() The result was [ EDITED ]: ...
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PostgreSQL: permission denied for relation

I'm a bit confused about setting permissions in PostgreSQL. I have these roles: List of roles Role name | Attributes | Member of ...
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How to test permissions on an empty database?

It's usual in an organization I work in that I need to request a database creation to the DBA group (I am a developer). As such, they will also create a user for me to use and a database dedicated to ...
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GRANT privileges to table elements

What happens if I GRANT priveleges (for example SELECT) ON a table TO some group role? What privileges will the table's elements have in this case: indexes, sequences, columns? Should I explicitly ...
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How to connect multiple users/schemas in Oracle 11g?

I'm almost new user to databases, so I think I'm doing something wrong. I have the database created. I created 3 users, 1 it's an Admin, 2 are just users. I created 2 roles, 1 for the Admin and 2 ...
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Managing Access for DBA and IT Support

We are currently in the process of moving our development, test and live databases on to separate servers and instances and I am looking at how best to manage access for DBA tasks and also IT Support ...
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How do I automatically grant all privileges to a schema created by a user in mysql?

Someone new joined the company and I created an account for her in mysql using the following: CREATE USER 'username' IDENTIFIED BY 'password' She needs to create her own schema and so used: GRANT ...
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Number of virtual tables that specified user is able to write queries in PostgreSQL

I have one question about PostgreSQL that I can't understand. As it seems so far, it needs some of bruteforce in tables. Well, I did that lots of time and I found nothing. So, firstly I will cover my ...
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How to grant a user UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission

How can we assign a user , e.g.: the database owner (DBO) the UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission? I'm asking it to enable a user to create an assembly and don't know the SA password, so EXEC sp_changedbowner ...
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Users cannot view tables in non-default schema in SSMS

I'm having an issue setting the VIEW DEFINITION permission appropriately at the schema level for one of my users. I've created the schema TestSchema and added some tables. The user currently has ...
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One database with two schemas: cross-schema View permissions issue?

I have a database on SQL Server 2008 R2 that has two schemas, the default dbo and a new one called Test. I have a view in the Test schema called View1 that selects from dbo.Table1. Both schemas are ...
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Whitelist-based SQL Server schema setup

My group has access to a single database on a SQL Server instance. We have a number of different people in our group, each working on separate projects. In trying to determine how to segregate ...
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Error 18456 trying to connect

Trying to connect to SQL Server (SQL Server 2008 R2) installed on Windows Server 2008 R2 results in the following error message (according to ERROLOG): Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 38. ...
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How to restrict MySQL user to not import and export database

I have created a read only MySQL user but this user have an option to export the database through phpmyadmin. How can I disable the options Export and Import?
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MySQL '%' hostname wildcard

I've used the following to grant all privileges on mydb to myusername: GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON mydb.* to myusername @'%' IDENTIFIED BY 'mypassword'; I thought that the % is a wildcard for all ...
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Enumerate drives available to SQL Server

I'm trying to work out a way of listing the drives that a particular instance of SQL Server is "aware" of, and understand the process. I can run EXEC master..xp_fixeddrives which gives me a list of ...
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User can alter procedures without permission

I have a sql server user that our application is connecting as. The user has been granted db_datareader and db_datawriter as well as Grant Execute on each stored procedure that it needs to use. ...
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What tasks can only sysadmin's do in SQL Server 2000?

I'm cleaning up permissions on my SQL Server 2000, and I want to verify that a particular account still has sysadmin privileges. What non-destructive tasks can only sysadmins do that I can use to ...
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Stored procedure doesn't return results or any messages when executed as other privileged user [closed]

I have many stored procedures with... EXECUTE permission given to role XXXUser. Login XXXLogin is created and assigned to the role of XXXUser There is one particular stored procedure that I have ...
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Users groups/permissions when working with PostgreSQL

While I've been working with PostgreSQL for approximately 1 year, I still feel like a bit of a Newbie. I feel like I'm constantly fighting with psql and pg_dump when it comes to files and ...
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SELECT Statements only please

I have a user that wants to use SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) to run SELECT statements. I don't want him to be able to modify data. I can't regulate his permissions through Windows ...
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Select permission inside stored procedure?

I have granted a user execute permission for a stored procedure through SSMS, but when he tries to execute it, he gets the error: The SELECT permission was denied on the object '[table name]', ...
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Give privilege to new created databases in MySQL

I have user "U" who I want to give him full access to all the existing databases except "db1". I want him to only have select privilege for that db. What I did is I gave "U" all permissions for each ...
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Will a SP which writes records fail if accessed by a db_datareader role?

I have a stored procedure which is accessed remotely by an app which is running on some kind of Java/WebSphere type platform. It takes one argument, returns some data and that's that. Recently there ...
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Is it possible to encapsulate a table in MySQL?

I am new to Databases. I want the following: UPDATEs in a database to happen only through a stored procedure The user does not have GRANT UPDATE The user has GRANT EXECUTE ON PROCEDURE I tried it ...
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Broken NTFS Permissions for MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS

I have been "securing" our database server. To do this I removed some permissions from the folders that the SQL Express install created. D:\SQL D:\SQL\Data D:\SQL\Backup etc.. I kept the ...
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Oracle sqldeveloper Database Diff - not seeing indexes/sequences

I am using Oracle SQL Developer's database diff tool to compare schemas. (SQL developer version : 3.2.09) It works great on some environments, but in one, I can only see differences in tables - the ...
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mysql: Show GRANTs for all users

MySQL's SHOW GRANTS shows the permissions of the current user. Is there a way to log in as root and show the permissions of all users?
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Tiered permissions to generate conditional data access

I am working to improve the confidentiality and access level of the information presented within a program interface over top of a MySQL database. My goal is to create a two tier system: one based on ...
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Giving all permissions to all users for a database in SQL Server

Since the database is created under one user's log in, other users using this computer cannot access this particular database. How can I grant the same privileges to all users who log in to this ...
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Allow user to do anything within his own schema but not create or drop the schema itself

I have created a schema in SQL Azure and granted the following permissions to a database role: CREATE ROLE myrole AUTHORIZATION dbo; EXEC sp_addrolemember 'myrole', 'myuser'; CREATE SCHEMA myschema ...
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MySQL GRANT control

How can I write a script to automate MySQL database grants in a very easy way? I have a config file that contains the grant changes I want to make. I want the script to read the config file, and ...
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Error Authenticating Proxy Account when Executing SSIS job

I have a SQL Server instance that runs 5 scheduled tasks each night, each of which run SSIS packages. These packages have been running for years and the associated steps run via a Proxy Account ...
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BUILTIN\Administrators accidently removed

Hi, so recently when trying to fix another bug within my sql server 2008 R2 db I removed the BUILTIN\Administrators login from sysadmin. Now it will not let me change anything winthin the database. ...
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mysql: show which users have permissions to a DB

Is there a way to show all users that have permissions on a database? I'm looking for something like: > show_permissions_for_db <DB>; +----------+----------------------+ | User | ...
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In Oracle, how can I give one user privileges to alter the schema of another user?

I have an Oracle DB (10.2), and I have a consultant (Dogbert) that I want to do some work on it. In particular they need to alter the table structures of tables in a schema (we'll call it Wally) that ...
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Are there reasons why I should not set my db owner to [sa]?

Yesterday I asked this question regarding changing the dbo of multiple databases that I have. The change makes sense, but I want to be clear. Is there any, good reason or circumstance why I should ...
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Active Directory domain being shutdown— Do I have to update my DBO accounts?

I manage a SQL Server machine (with SQL Server 2000 and 2005 installed) that was first created on an Active Directory domain that we are transitioning away from and are about to shut down. All of my ...