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

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Securely remove columns (and traces thereof) from a SQL database

I've come upon a database that has previously held sensitive data (think "passwords/credit-card-numbers" kind of sensitive) in plain text. All of the sensitive data in question has been deleted, but ...
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Where should I look for details about 'access denied' errors?

This question derives from Deploying a new database on a new server, an msbuild ssdt rookie issue. Since I have a permission denied error, I expect to find which user is failing to access so I can ...
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Can't grant role permissions under sysadmin login

I'm trying to execute this script from Management Studio: GRANT ALTER ON ROLE::[AdaptTemplate] TO [AdaptAdmin] AS [AdminSapr] Execution fails with this message: Msg 15151, Level 16, State 1, ...
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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 ...
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MS SQL Linked Server Security failing using current security context

I have 2 instances of SQL 2008 64 bit (ver 10.0.4000) running on a windows 2008 64 bit server db03 and db03\ins2. The ins2 has a linked server connecting to db03 that was setup by replication. I have ...
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Allow multiple users to see procedures and functions

I have GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `test1`.* TO 'admin'@'%', GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON `test1`.* TO 'devel'@'%' (from SHOW GRANTS FOR some_user) and I have created simple procedure as admin in test1. And ...
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SSAS ErrorCode=“3239575554” Either the user does not have permissions to alter the 'SERVER' object

I have just installed SSAS on a server called SASBIO1, but when I try to run the script below, in order to grant Administrator rights to a specific AD group I get the error message: <Error ...
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Should database directory and file access be restricted to only the db user?

I don't know exactly how to word this question and I haven't been able to find any specifics on it so apologies if it's a duplicate. I know that it's standard practice to have database server ...
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How to set user-level security in 2007+ MS Access?

I've read this MS info which should cover my problem. There are quite clear steps: Open the .mdb or .mde file that you want to help protect. On the Database Tools tab, in the Administer ...
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Open port 1433 to use SSMS securely

I have a SQL Server placed in DMZ and I want to give access to internal users (and VPN clients) to use SSMS to remotely connect to it via port 1433 so server will accept the connection only form ...
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Mysql's internal mysql database in replication

I searched around but the word game seems to delude any valid result and could not find anything relevant. Mysql (the RDBMS) has an internal database named mysql, this database has information about ...
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Restrict Oracle DB Login based on SQL Client being used

We have an application in our organization that is based on Oracle Forms 11g (on Oracle Fusion Middleware/WLS). Users have access to the application through accounts created at the database (i.e. they ...
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Why am I able to query a remote database without a dblink?

While researching a security concern, I discovered that users are able to query a remote database without the need of a dblink. However, this was only true for databases that had no value for ...
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User can see Oracle tables via ODBC that her account does not have access to [closed]

We have a user whose Oracle account, according to ALL_TAB_PRIVS, has access to tables A, B, and C. However, when the user creates an ODBC and connects to Oracle via Microsoft Access (using her Oracle ...
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SQL Server Service's Log On As account

I just inherited a set of new servers and whoever set them up left the "Log On As" account as the default "NT Service\MSSQLSERVER". I'd like to change that over to an Active Directory service name. I ...
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MySQL 5.7 - Where is the mysql_secret file on Windows 7?

I've just installed a copy of MySQL 5.7 for testing, and I love the fact that it now only creates a single root account, and puts the password into a file called .mysql_secret. There's just one ...
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SQL server permissions during installation

I'm trying to find out when a SQL server installation grants permissions on the OS. I know that the following permissions are giving during setup msdn article about permissions. However what I don't ...
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How to restrict access to current user record and its rights in postgres

Postgres 9 database contains additional information about postgres users: create table public.user ( user char(10) primary key, -- CURRENT_USER in postgres name char(30) ); and user roles; ...
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encrypt data without performance issues?

I've googled around for the last 45 minutes or so and it seems like that I can't figure out what kind of options I got when it comes up to encryption in databases. Problem: I got a SaaS product and ...
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Sql Server Agent is part of the sysadmin role even tough Sql Server says it's not

I created a Windows account with no extra rights other than domain user and set it as the SQL Server Agent service account with the SQL Server Configuration Manager. The BoL/MSDN says that this user ...
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What permissions do I need to grant on service accounts on SQL root path when relocating?

During a Win2012 with SQL Server 2012 two-node cluster installation, I accidentally set the system root to be the mount point volume hosting folders for the various attached LUNs for the system and ...
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Difference in architecture between SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2012 [closed]

I've been asked to identify the architecture differences between Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and 2012. I've been pointed out to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb545450.aspx but I haven't ...
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Why/when does creating a mysql trigger require SUPER privileges?

I'm attempting to parse and understand what the MySQL doc says about when SUPER privileges are required for creating triggers. They say: If binary logging is enabled, CREATE TRIGGER might require ...
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Wildcard subnet mask for IPv6

To allow any host to connect to PostgreSQL we can use the IPv4 wildcard subnet mask: 0.0.0.0/0 I need this to setup my PostgreSQL's pg_hba.conf file correctly. What is the IPv6 equivalent?
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How dangerous is it to have a user's password in plaintext in a cgi script?

I am setting up a MySQL database and am providing a web interface for it. Now, the DB is extremely simple and the interface just runs certain SELECT statements. I have created a user for my script to ...
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How to check Oracle database connection encryption type

How to check the Oracle database connection encryption type?(between Oracle database and other client applications)How do I assure between Oracle database and Toad the database connection is ...
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Questions since MySQL Startup

Have a weird question / (bug?) here. Using PHP My Admin I installed via apt-get on Ubuntu 13.10 Versions are as follows: Server version: 5.5.35-0ubuntu0.13.10.2 - (Ubuntu) Apache/2.4.6 (Ubuntu) ...
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security tools for mysql [closed]

We are using MySQL Community version on Windows and are trying to secure it as best we can. Assuming that changing the version (for example purchasing the Enterprise edition) is not possible in our ...
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Multi tenancy by schema - Deny access to another tenants [closed]

In a multi tenant environment, where the multiple tenants are in the same database and a schema is used to separate each one of them, how can I create a database user (MS SQL SERVER) for each schema, ...
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Protect SQL Server from hackers

Today, my SQL Server 2008 is attacked by hacker from IP address in China [4300 Login failure in last 7 hours]. I contacted GoDaddy support and below is what they told me. EXEC sp_readerrorlog 0, 1, ...
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Adding the domain account to a security group on the SQL Server computer that has sufficient privileges to log on as a service

After reading this article, http://www.red-gate.com/supportcenter/content/knowledgebase/SQL_Backup/KB200710000173 I have some problems configuring point 2) and 3): 2) Create a SQL Server login that ...
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MySQL on Unix, should administrator accounts join the operating system “mysql” group?

When I install MySQL via Yum, it automatically creates the mysql operating system user and group. Then mysqld executes as mysql (instead of as root), and all the files in the data directory are owned ...
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clusterdb stopped working for PostgreSQL database in Ubuntu 12.04 server

After a fresh PostgreSQL install (version 9.2) on my Ubuntu server 12.04, clusterdb utility stopped working. I used the same config files as I used with version 9.1. Below is the actual command: ...
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Does Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-049 affect SQL Server 2008 SP3?

The security bulletin does not list SQL Server 2008 SP3 under affected software but it came out prior to that service pack. We are running SP3 but this issue is still showing up on a vulnerability ...
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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 ...
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System test Database user management

We are in development stage and to be able to give the developers an integration test environment, we need to give them access to the database, they can share and test their code in the system ...
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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 recognizes a domain account as a SQL Server account

After migrating from SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2008 R2, we have a few domain accounts that appear to the new server as SQL Server accounts. These accounts can SELECT from tables in the database ...
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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 ...
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User login error when trying to access secured SQL Server database

We have a username that was recently renamed from one username to another (think getting married). The Active Directory admin renamed the user because "it has always worked in the past". One vendor ...
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How to implement an effective ACL/auth in a relational db?

We are looking at implementing an ACL that fulfills the following requirements: Most users have access to an item (access to the item by default), but a few is denied access. Most users do not have ...
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MySQL SSL disabled on Windows

I want to enable an SSL connection to my database. I've created SSL certificates and so on, however SSL remains disabled: mysql> show variables like '%ssl%'; ...
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tsql to find users and database level permissions mapped to a certificate

On SQL 2005 and above, how can I find users and database level permissions mapped to a certificate? Story behing this: I copied a database from SQL 2005 to SQL 2008. It had a certificate inside the ...
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Domain Alias for Azure Databases [duplicate]

I have 3 databases on Azure's cloud, all with domains names such as xxxxxxxx.database.windows.net. Would it be a bad idea to create domain name aliases for all 3, things such as: database.domain.com ...
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SQL Server 2012 restrict CmdExec to sysadmin server role

I'm trying to restricting CmdExec rights to sysadmin server role in SQL Server 2012. I've googled but just found some solution which they were for older version of SQL Server. Can you please help?
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Trying to restore users/passwords for a MySQL server

I had a system failure, but I managed to save the /var/lib/mysql library on my linux system. I have since rebuilt a new Linux (Ubuntu) system (LAMP). I copied the old /var/lib/mysql/mysql folder to ...
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Role to view SQL server job log

We have a monitoring tool that can check if Microsoft SQL Server jobs have run successfully. What I want to do is create a user that has as little permission as possible but it must be able to watch ...
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SQL Server 2012 Security Best Practices [closed]

I'm looking to compile a good list of SQL Server 2012 security best practices. Do you know of any good articles or lists?