Allowing users to access only the data they are authorized to access.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

3
votes
1answer
748 views

Understanding SQL Server encryption (by password)?

After asking this I still have a question. A company need to store sensitive data. Please let's not talk about certificate right now. A DBA does the following : CREATE SYMMETRIC KEY ...
2
votes
0answers
291 views

PhpMyAdmin: UploadDir & SaveDir

Regarding UploadDir & SaveDir in phpmyadmin, I have them both set to './save' with permissions at 755. I am the only one using phpmyadmin, but still, could I make this tighter? Thanks PHP 5.3.3 ...
4
votes
1answer
485 views

SQL Server 2008 encrypted connection using multiple server names

I have a SQL Server that must be accessed using various DNS names (SQL1, sql1.contoso.local, sql1.contoso.com, etc) and I'm struggling with creating a correct SSL certificate that can be used to ...
7
votes
1answer
200 views

Dynamic Dimension Security

I have a cube in SSAS 2012 with about 30 dimensions, one of which is Company. The Company dimension contains a list of companies, of which there are several hundred in the cube. Our security model ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
409 views

Using multiple Active Directory accounts to connect to SQL Server

I have web applications (Classic ASP and .NET) that connect to SQL Server using SQL authentication. Each one has their own login. I want to convert these to Windows Authentication. The new AD users (1 ...
3
votes
2answers
243 views

Setting up users and admins with schema privileges

I currently have a database that is split into two schemas: data and ref. I have two database roles named Users and Admins. Users need to be able to INSERT, SELECT, UPDATE, and DELETE from the data ...
2
votes
1answer
122 views

SQL Server Schema Security

I have a user U in a database where I want it to be able to create types and stored procs in a specified schema say UserSchema but not be able to alter schema dbo. So I created the schema and also ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Grant select to dbo view without select on non dbo tables

SQL Server 2008 R2 We have a login & user called "JoeBlogs", this user has it's own default schema of JoeBlogs - it has Public access only to the database. We then granted it SELECT on a dbo ...
1
vote
2answers
351 views

correct security and user setup for SQL Server database

I am currently on setting a sql server database on a database server. A front end web application running off a web server communicates to the database. What is the best approach for setting up users ...
4
votes
2answers
599 views

How to detach a sql server 2008 database that is not in database list?

I installed sql server 2008 on windows 7 then i create a Database! after 2 days, i reinstall the windows and isntall the sql server! now i am trying to attach my database file, bot i encounter to ...
4
votes
1answer
296 views

DB Master Key Encrypted By *Correct* Service Master Key?

My client has frequently run process where we move databases from a prod environment to lower environments (refresh QA with prod database, etc). These DBs have database master keys on them. We have ...
8
votes
3answers
2k views

MySQL LDAP authentication

Is LDAP authentication and authorization in MySQL possible? What are the requirements (MySQL version, third-party software etc.)? How it's organized? Thanks.
2
votes
1answer
107 views

How can I deny a user the ability to Alter DB files and options but still allow schema and data modifications?

I'm establishing a shared development instance for multiple single-database applications. I'm envisioning granting authorized users permissions to allow any schema and data modifications they need to ...
4
votes
1answer
211 views

Security Question involving Sys tables

We have an application user which has been given read write to the appropriate databases. This user has the ability to query the sys tables by default. I've also heard that there are times when this ...
9
votes
4answers
1k views

Potential risks of users connecting to SQL Server, through Excel, as sysadmin?

I recently discovered that a large swath of the finance department is using Excel to connect to my SQL Server 2000 instance with an account in the sysadmin role. What are my current risks that I ...
12
votes
1answer
2k views

Choice of authentication approach for financial app on PostgreSQL

First some background. The LedgerSMB project is an open source financial accounting software project that runs on PostgreSQL. We implement a very large amount of business logic in user defined ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Login failed for user

One of our user from another domain WATSON received the following error message: Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Login failed for user 'WATSON\User1'. when he is trying to ...
7
votes
1answer
3k views

What's the difference between EXECUTE AS USER and EXECUTE AS LOGIN that makes the second one behave unexpectedly?

Recently I've been using EXECUTE AS LOGIN to check if a certain person could or couldn't use a table function in one of our databases. The tests showed that he could but he repeatedly reported ...
12
votes
2answers
893 views

Understanding MS SQL Server encryption and backups

So I was asking in chat about how secure SQL Server backup files are. I'm told that if an attacker has access to the .bak file unencrypted that they can have access to the data. So lets look at ...
7
votes
1answer
897 views

Map Oracle roles to Active Directory groups?

Is there any built-in way to map Oracle database roles to Microsoft Active Directory groups?
6
votes
1answer
947 views

Login to SQL Server 2k8 R2 SP1 via Active Directory Group

I added an Active Directory group as a Windows Authentication Login to our SQL Server 2008 R2 database. When a user who is a member of that group tries to connect to the server he is given a login ...
1
vote
2answers
2k views

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 ...
6
votes
2answers
194 views

Most effective way to determine the minimum set of permissions for user

I have a database that an application connects to using db_owner permissions. How do I effectively determine the minimum set of requirements actually needed by this user (application) to run without ...
1
vote
1answer
691 views

Creating a User to access multiple databases

Is it possible in SQL server to create a User without a Login that can access multiple databases? I am creating a user setting up a service broker queue and the receiver of the message needs to be ...
3
votes
1answer
1k views

Log shipping setup across domains

I'm running SQL Server 2008 R2 on a Windows machine. I've been tasked with setting up log shipping between our production site (managed by a service provider) and our QA environment which is hosted ...
2
votes
1answer
144 views

I would like to better understand the SQL Server security model in terms of users and groups to possibly replace an XML heirarchy model I am using

I am currently using XML in my database to represent metadata for individual products. I am using the below schema to enter the data. In each sub grouping of fields you will notice the cms_name ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

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 ...
5
votes
2answers
356 views

SQLAgentReaderRole and SQL AD ID login case affecting ability to edit jobs

I have AD ID users on a SQL 2008 server that can't edit their own jobs. They can create them, but in order to edit them, they have to delete them and then re-add them. The issue is explained here: ...
3
votes
3answers
468 views

Changing the port of the postgresql server for security reasons

For security reasons, it is common to change the port of Microsoft Sql Server. The subject is discussed here in Is changing the SQL Server port really that much safer? my question is: does this apply ...
1
vote
1answer
109 views

MySQL Database Temporarily Compromised?

Two days ago, I had connected to my ClearDB test server with MySQL workbench. I had left this workbench open and when I had checked it today, there were two new schemas named "test_justin" and ...
3
votes
1answer
781 views

SQL Server 2005 - Map login to pre-existing user

The short of it is that we have several databases that are synchronized between two failover instances. The primary contains logins that are mapped to the users in the databases, and everything's ...
3
votes
2answers
14k views

Cannot access any database in SQL Server 2008 R2 Express after moving workstation from domain to workgroup

My workstation that has SQL Server 2008 R2 Express for development purposes installed has been moved out of a domain into a Windows workgroup. While being part of the domain I used the account ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

Should Crystal Report be allowed for certain employees for production database?

I am talking about production database. There are couple of people who use crystal on daily basis for various types of reports. Some use it to just peak at the data, other generate reports of it. ...
3
votes
1answer
163 views

What is recommended level of security for a production database?

I have a production database on our local server. Currently there are two many logins to the database, about 20, half of them are windows authenticated and the other rest are SQL Server authenticated. ...
3
votes
1answer
77 views

Administration of MySQL Users

What is the best practice for keeping and maintaining MySQL users? Say for example I have 5 programmers and a PHP application connecting to a database. Should I create 6 different users 1 for each ...
2
votes
2answers
809 views

What could trigger that a login created from a certificate is not visible in metadata

I am trying to create a login and grant it rights to run and unsafe assembly but the check on server_principals does not return the login when it already exists. The script works perfectly fine on my ...
6
votes
1answer
2k views

Cross Database Chaining vs. Trustworthy Option

Recently, we had a stored proc request that required access across multiple databases. Of course this is not uncommon to have but in our case, earlier we used service accounts and this service account ...
2
votes
2answers
3k views

Best practices to secure mysql

I don't have that much knowledge about mysql and i would like to secure a MySQL server. We have a few VPS running around the world (6 currently) and they all need to store information in our mySQL ...
2
votes
2answers
349 views

Attacks on Postgresql listening for requests on 'localhost'

I am using jboss server for my servlets and the postgresql as the database server, listening on port 5432 on localhost. My jboss server is bound to a public IP. I want to know that since my postgesql ...
7
votes
2answers
2k views

Is it safe to run antivirus software on my database servers?

Some implementations of antivirus software are known to Microsoft to cause a variety of problems for SQL Server, and Microsoft has a support article dedicated just to picking the right antivirus ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

User in multiple windows groups mapped to sql logins

I have two C# apps with Windows Auth to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. For every app: SQL login based on Windows Group is created SQL server login is mapped to SQL database user user is member of a ...
7
votes
1answer
2k views

SQL Server, remove all users' access right to a table object

As a clean up job, I am trying to remove all users' (including non public users) access right to a single table object (apart from superusers) and will subsequently grant new access rights. Is there a ...
0
votes
1answer
105 views

Can MySQL be patched

I just saw a note about a security issue in MySQL so thought that I'd better patch my test server just in case. The MySQL site is not very helpful and a quick google revealed lots of people asking how ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

MySQL Permissions Necessary To Reset Password

On my team there is a desire for some users to periodically update their MySQL password. Our MySQL server is shared between a few projects (and certain users are assigned to certain projects). If I'm ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

Oracle DB administrator-specific security features

Yesterday I was presenting an internet banking solution to a potential client management. My offer is based on using MS SQL Server 2008 RDBMS. One of the client's officers mentioned, that Oracle's ...
0
votes
1answer
471 views

How to troubleshoot/debug Oracle permission problems

An application is connecting to Oracle to do stuff. It's not working but I don't get any ORA errors in the application itself. I'm thinking its a permission problem. So my question is what is the best ...
1
vote
1answer
353 views

When was the syslogin's password last updated?

In SQL Server, I see there's a field in syslogins titled "updatedate" which is a timestamp of the last time the login was updated. What constitutes an "update"? My goal is to only get a timestamp ...
8
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I find out *why* a user has certain effective permissions?

I know that I can query effective permissions by using sys.fn_my_permissions: USE myDatabase; SELECT * FROM fn_my_permissions('dbo.myTable', 'OBJECT') entity_name | subentity_name | ...
2
votes
1answer
731 views

unreachable SQL Server for a group of computers

I'm deploying SQL Server 2008 Express in my company. I already installed, did a application, tested, gave permission to user. All desktop users run the program without any problem. But the notebook ...