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What is the equivalent of a “Certificate of Destruction” when using a cloud-hosted database?

We have a Rails application hosted by Heroku and using an Heroku Postgres database. Some of the information we store is considered to be sensitive by our users, and we've been asked if we can provide ...
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“The SELECT permission was denied” only for some of my tables

In my database there are about 100 tables on 2 tables I get the following error when accessing the database by a SP (all data access uses SP): The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'XXX' ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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How do I stop tables from being created in my mysql database? [closed]

I have noticed recently that some tables are being created in my mysql database by a rogue process. These tables typically have six letters followed by 32 (e.g. ernidt32). They just have one column ...
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Is there a simple, safe and low cost way to implement a (limited) database to be outside (close) IT control? [closed]

This question is a spin off of the discussion here (What are the risks of building a database outside IT control?). Background: I'm a risk guy that builds little betas, mostly in Excel-VBA. I have a ...
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Implement Database Security?

I want to implement a database security on the database i created so no one can access it from SQL Server Management Studio, and that it will be only accessible through code. Is that possible? and if ...
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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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How to change default security on SQL Server database so that everyone can use it?

I have a database hosted on my machine that I want co-workers to be able to access and edit through a program I created. My current connection string is: ...
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SQL Server Grant execute on all stored procedures without ddl permissions

I have some users in my database. They are member of db_datareader. They now also need to have execute permissions on stored procedures. I was just wondering what would happen if one of the stored ...
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Simple Implementation of SQL Server 2008 Encryption

I am looking at using some of SQL Server 2008's encryption. I have read the following article on MSDN: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms179331.aspx Q1a: Is the master key password ...
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Deny users permission to create tables in master

I have noticed that I can create tables, schemas, stored procedures etc. the master database. I don't know what is granting this permission. It's annoying, because when we open a *.sql file in SSMS, ...
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Is Database Mail worth the risk / a standard practice

I enabled Database Mail XPs and was testing it on my dev machine. I was just wondering if the DB Mail is a bad security choice, and if it more secure (or standard practice) to send this kind of ...
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How can I run a T-SQL Script using SQL Credentials?

I need to develop a T-SQL insert script for use on a remote SQL 2005 Express instance but I would like the script to include the necessary SQL credentials so all the user has to do is execute the ...
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Issues with module signing and SSIS catalog internal procedures

I'm trying to set up a stored procedure to execute an SSIS package. I want to allow a user to execute only this stored procedure, so I need it to run as a different user. I found this article which ...
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Securing Your MySQL Server within your team?

Recently I have been having an issue with our internal team members changing the password of the root user. I noticed the following things: OLD_PASSWORD = 1 (So all passwords on our development ...
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Known vulnerabilities for when a guest executes a stored procedure on SQL Server

I have a production database with crucial business information. Meanwhile, my company is involved in a project with some other company and we have to exchange some information on a regular basis. How ...
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User Rights - Can alter Sp's but not tables

How can i make user permissions so that user can CREATE\ALTER\DELETE Store Procedures, but cannot CREATE\ALTER\DELETE tables in database.
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Randomly generated password for mysql admin over time?

I have this idea of making my database's Admin account secured by creating the following: Trigger is activated every hour in mysql this trigger activates a stored procedure Stored procedure ...
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Set permissions on all objects for SQL users

I have a procedure that loops through all objects in the database and assigns them proper permissions to that object. I want to know if there is a better way to do this? I use a model database to ...
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Hypothetical: Security Intrusion

Had a random thought I was curious about. In the case of a security breach where a user gains access to the DB server through legitimate credentials (social engineering, phishing, fired employee, ...
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How to grant access to IP range in Postgres?

I would like to configure my Postgres DB to be accessed by any IP 10.8.101.*. I know I have to create a rule in pg_hba.conf but I'm not sure what it should look like. My LAN IP is currently ...
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How does SQL Server handle logins when the user is a part of multiple groups with various privileges?

I'm trying to wrap my head around how SQL Server decides to grant certain rights based on a users login privileges. If a user is part of a group "READ ONLY" which has access to DB1, but they are also ...
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What does exec(text) do?

I just found the following function in two RDS PostgreSQL 9.3 DBs: -- -- Name: exec(text); Type: FUNCTION; Schema: public; Owner: adam -- CREATE FUNCTION exec(text) RETURNS text LANGUAGE plpgsql ...
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Encrypted column - limit key access

I'm new to SQL encryption and have a SQL Server 2012 database. The database itself needs to be accessible by DBAs but the data within one of the columns a table should only be viewable in plain text ...
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How to change the login for a database's dbo user?

I just finished a successful install of SQL Server 2014 Express, onto a domain-joined VM instance of Win8.1. During setup which I ran under DOMAIN\Admin I accepted the default configuration of adding ...
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Sending a database dump

Quite new to db admin here and I have a quick question. I am collaborating with another colleague off site and they would like me to send them a dump of our (1.5GB sql db) database via email as they ...
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SQL Server - Linked Server - Using OPENROWSET with windows integrated security

I have seen many articles regarding OPENROWSET using integrated security (Windows Authentication), but I could not make it work for me. It is working fine using SQL Server authentication: select * ...
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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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Numerous failed authentication attempts in error log

I'm having a hellacious time trying to figure out what is attempting to authenticate against a particular database server, running SQL Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition. The following is the error ...
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Creating domain user login from another domain?

I have two domains named "Domain1" and "Domain2". I have SQL server 2005 in Domain2, and users in Domain1. How can I create a login in SQL Server 2005 (in Domain2) for the user that is present in ...
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Restrict access for Windows administrator in PostgreSQL

Is there a way to protect PostgreSQL from user with Windows administrator rights? Like this question but for Postgres.
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One call to `decryptbypassphrase` for decrypting all columns

If I use ENCRYPTBYPASSPHRASE to encrypt the full table then how can I decrypt full table easily by using DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE? Actually I have to use DECRYPTBYPASSPHRASE ('passphrase', column_name) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Rights needed to see database files in Properties dialog?

I have a contractor setting up a database application. The database is set up, the login for the app is set as the database owner, but has only 'public' at the server level. When the contractor logs ...
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Is it good practice to assign a system account for database owner?

I can see the owners of my databases usign this query SELECT name , SUSER_SNAME(owner_sid) FROM sys.databases What are the things I should consider when choosing an account for database ...
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Create Linked Server using Active Directory account

I was able to grant access in MSSQL to an Active Directory group and add a service account to that group. It's working fine, I'm able to use trusted connection to login on that MSSQL using both my ...
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Is there any danger in granting SUPER privileges to a user?

I had problems in restoring procedures in my db, so what I did was to grant SUPER privileges to my dbuser. This user is the same user used in my web application, so I would like to know if there is ...
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Grant access to all objects (with a few exceptions) to a role

In SQL Server 2014, I want to create a role that will have access (select, delete, update, insert, execute) to all the tables, views, stored procedures, except a certain list of tables that contain ...
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How to restrict table access to a application

I would like to know how I would go about restricting access to a table so that only a certain application can access the data within. Where I work, we have a database application that rather ...
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How do I keep a database physically secure? [closed]

This is more of a conceptual question. I am learning how to integrate Java and databases (using PostgreSQL at the moment) and my initial questions is: What are the guarantees that the data I ...
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SQL Server Login to access tables of three different database from single database

I have created a login in SQL Server 2008 R2 and given access to run stored procedures in that database only. But this stored procedure is actually accessing data from other two databases to which ...
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oracle database login information

In a database there is a username called u1, someone tried to access u1 but due to wrong password it got locked. How to find who did this suspicious activity.
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Create USER and LOGIN permissions

What permission should I give to a user or role so that it can Create Login or Create User in database.
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Secure postgresql database encryption

According to this answer, it's not possible to have a fully secure database encryption with pgcrypto. Now, 2 years later (in postgresql 9.3) is there any new extension or new method to have a ...
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How can I create an ad-hoc domain user on SQL Server

Okay, so here's the problem. I have an application I need to install and run locally for testing and debugging. The application has been designed to run on a domain and as such expects to log into the ...
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Deny access to one database, allow all the rest

How can I deny access to specific databases from a login? I know that I can walk through and make the login a db_owner on all the ones I want the login to have access to, but how do I do the ...
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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 ...