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How can I create readonly user for backups in PostgreSQL?

Is it true that it is IMPOSSIBLE to create a readonly backup user in PostgreSQL? I've been advised on an IRC channel that you simply can't have a backup only user with no ownership privileges. I ...
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SQL Server - granting permissions to an entire schema vs. object?

I'm very green when it comes to the world of database permissions management in SQL Sever. Let's keep an example simple. Say account 'admin' is the owner of schemas A, B, and C. There another ...
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postgres: how can I allow index creation but no table mutations or table drops by the same user?

I am setting up a postgres server with what is going to be a (mostly) read-only workload. I would like to allow myself and colleagues to create/drop indices as we see fit, without allowing ...
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Wildcard for table permissions

I want to grant a user permission to select,insert,update,delete on a few tables in the prod database. However, I find it time consuming to write each grant statement out per table. Is it possible to ...
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Using AD groups vs roles in SQL Server

What is best practice for sql server security? Using AD groups that are given rights on schema objects or should I add the AD groups to a database role which is given rights on schema objects ? If the ...
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Are there any tables that I can get all Oracle supported system privileges and object privileges?

Are there any tables that I can get all Oracle supported system privileges and object privileges? I know there is a view called all_sys_privs in Oracle. But I can't find more information about it. ...
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db_datareader, db_datawriter and db_owner permissions [duplicate]

First of all, sry because I am not a DBA and I'm not familiar with all the permissions. My question is, if I give a user db_owner permissions on one database. Do I need to give also db_datareader and ...
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SQL Server data folder access rights

I did a fresh SQL Server 2014 install. Next, I wanted to attach some databases from a previous SQL Server 2012 server. I copied all mdf and ldf files to the data directory, but when I tried to attach ...
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How do I grant the privilege of connecting to SSIS?

Attempting to run SSIS packages using dtexec.exe, I got this error message: Could not load package "D:\Filename.dtsx" because of error 0xC00160AE. Description: Connecting to the Integration Services ...
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PostgreSQL CREATE TABLE creates with incorrect owner

I'm using PostgreSQL 9.2.4. When I create a table as a non-superuser in a database owned by that non-superuser, it is owned by the postgres user, so I can't put any data into it unless I explicitly ...
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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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Oracle SQL create view privileges

This is more of a theoritical question but I need help ASAP. Here it is: With the appropriate use of SQL queries, grant as system administrators the required access privileges to a database user ...
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Need help figuring out correct permissions for SQL Server Users

In most of my databases I create, I need to give permissions to do the following: SELECT/INSERT/UPDATE/DELETE on all tables in the database Execute all (user) stored procedures in the database ...
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GRANT permissions to all tables, views, procedures in SQL Server 2000

I was wondering if there was a fairly efficient way to use T-SQL with SQL Server 2000 syntax to GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE, DELETE, on all TABLES and VIEWS for a particular database while excluding ...
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Schemas and user permissions

When our custom, home-grown CMS creates data tables using the GUI, it creates them against the site-specific user schema (i.e. sitename) instead of the dbo schema. The issue is that our ...
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Loop through all users in MySQL and add REQUIRE SSL flag

How do I loop through all users (we have > 3000) in a MySQL database, and add the REQUIRE SSL flag to the every account? I don't want to modify the existing users permissions, host, or password, ...
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How to script permissions for all logins/users/tables/schemas

Over the years, I have used countless scripts and applications to generate all permissions for SQL Server databases. I have used both paid and free tools. I feel that not one of them seems to be ...
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How to grant drop table/function privileges to a role in PostgreSQL?

I want to grant drop privileges on all tables and functions (not only those owned by the user) in certain schema of a specific database to a specific role. However, GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES is not enough ...
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Track grant permission on tables

I'd like to see if there are any changes on the permissions granted for a specific table. For example, I don't want to have the login 'John' have the SELECT permission on the table Invoices. If ...
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Is the PostgreSQL 'connection limit' shared across all users in a role?

I have created a role that many users can share: > create role foo_read_only connection limit 5; I have then assigned permissions to that role: > grant select on table1 to foo_read_only; ...
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Getting a proxy account to backup to a share using Ola Hallengrens backup script

I have a SQL Server 2012 Standard install where the Engine and Agent are running under the default NT Service accounts Engine - NT Service\MSSQLSERVER Agent - NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT I am trying ...
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DDL_admin vs db_owner permissions

I'm taking over a project that involves removing and limiting permissions of all database users across our server farm. (fun times) One of the permissions currently being limited is db_owner ...
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How do I set permissions for Package Body

Here's my situation (slightly envaguened to protect the innocent): I have a package on a Test system and a package on Prod system that need to have identical permissions to access exiting packages and ...
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Limiting Domain Admins permissions on a SQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2012 machine and I want to limit the Domain Admins permissions. What can I do to make sure that the Domain Admins have read only permissions for the databases and nothing else for ...
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Minimal grants for readonly single-table access on PostgreSQL

Following is a list of commands that seems to work to create new user (login) and grant readonly access for one specified table on PostgreSQL. Let's assume that these commands are executed on login ...
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How do I give file system access to SQL Server's SQLSERVERAGENT virtual account?

I'm trying to grant the NT Service\SQLSERVERAGENT Windows account file system access, based on the marked answer in this question. I believe it's a virtual service account, and it does not show up in ...
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What minimum permissions do I need to provide to a user so that it can check the status of SQL Server Agent Service?

I have created a user and granted many permissions and roles to it including SQLAgentUserRole and SQLAgentReaderRole. My application checks the status of the agent to see if it is running or not, and ...
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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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sa doesn't have permissions to other database through synonyms with the Service Broker

I've been trying to get this Service Broker and timers thing to work for over a week straight now, so bear with me if this comes off as.. uh.. ragey. I'm also fairly inexperienced when it comes to SQL ...
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Cannot revoke default privileges from postgresql user

I am using the psql tool: Command: my_db=# \ddp Result: Default access privileges Owner | Schema | Type | Access privileges ...
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PostgreSQL GRANT ALL on mutliple tables using LIKE

I have more than 100 tables named public.test_* How can I easily GRANT ALL access to the user test to all that tables at once? I tried with: GRANT ALL ON TABLE public.test_* TO test; But it is ...
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Compare two Oracle database roles

I'm trying to re-engineer my corporates user managament and want to compare all the roles with each other to find duplicate ones. Doing it by hand is really tiring and I need to compare like 150 ...
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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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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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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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Permissions Dropped after Package Failed

I created a local db and then set up a one-off job to copy the live db to this new db. Or at least that's what I thought I'd done. The logs suggest that the job thought it had to create the db on live ...
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Launching SQL Agent Job from stored procedure not on [msdb] database, or, How Necessary is SET TRUSTWORTHY ON?

(With apologies in advance since I've been asked to pick up a project written by someone with more skills than me but who I can no longer ping for questions. If it sounds like I may be using ...
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Adding group rights in db2 for a stored procedure

I have a list of user accounts on AIX server, where the db2 database resides in. The user accounts all belong to a specific group which I can confirm from aix shell. User accounts work in DB2. ...
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Snooping-safe Vote tables

I have a table with both user_id and vote. They are stored together so each user can only give one vote. However it's also problematic because admins can simply read who voted what. Is there a way to ...
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SQL Server 2014 Replication - The process could not connect to Subscriber 'xxx'

I have just set up very basic transactional replication on SQL Server 2014. The Publisher and Distributor are one and the same. I have configured the Publisher to push to the Subscriber, so any and ...
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User locking tables without privileges [closed]

This is a restatement of a question asked on the GIS Stack Exchange here. Although it has GIS-specific elements it may be be a more general PostgreSQL effect. I have a PostgreSQL 8.4.4 database ...
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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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Allow SELECT on specific column only

I have a User table with 3 column; name, email, password, etc. I would like to create another user that can only SELECT the name column. SELECT name FROM User; -- Ok! SELECT email FROM ...
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List all databases of a certain user ( SQL Server 2008 R2 )

I'm really looking for this answer for some time. I bet there is a post here but, I really can't find ( even on google ). I think it's a simple task. I want to list all databases for a specific ...
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What's the owner of SqlServerAgent job for?

What is the possible use of owner of an SQL Server Agent job, I wonder? Removed, and left it blank and the job still succeeds
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How to allow to execute stored procedures but not writes?

I would like to set up a "reading" user on my SQL Server 2012 instance. I would like to allow him the right to execute any stored procedure, or function, or direct SQL statement, which retrieves data ...
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What is the best way of checking the current user privileges on a particular table from another schema?

In my software, at runtime, I need to check if the connected user has the privileges on some tables, across 2 different schemas. From what I found doing research, I came across these 2 views ...
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Grant Admin to an Active Directory account in SQL Server

I have a SQL Server 2012 instance, and an Active Directory group, which I can add Active Directory users to. I have my personal AD account (MyAccount) and a service account (ServiceAccount) in that ...
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“Specify SQL Server administrators” - unusual default value

When installing SQL Server, you get to specify SQL Server administrators, i.e., the list of users initially in the sysadmin role. By default, this list contains the current user. (Image quoted from ...
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Change built-in default privileges in PostgreSQL?

Introduction. When I create a database, postgres=# CREATE DATABASE test2 OWNER test2; it is created with an empty privileges column: Name | Owner | Encoding | Collate | Ctype | ...