Questions tagged [logins]

For questions about login credentials and accounts used to access a database resource, typically at the server or instance level.

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Login failed for user - Error 18456 - Severity 14, State 38

Message that SQL Server Log File Viewer shows: Login failed for user [User] Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State 38 What it actually means: Failed to open the explicitly specified database My ...
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Connect to SQL Server with Windows Authentication in a different domain

I am trying to connect to a remote SQL Server on a VPN in a different domain. When I enter the Server name on the SQL Server and choose Additional Connection Parameters to add some extra stuff needed ...
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Logins aren't syncing across Availability Groups

We have 2 servers in an AlwaysOn group. While the user accounts within each synchronized database exist on both servers, the database instance level logins only exist on one of the servers. Ie ...
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A query that lists all mapped users for a given login

When looking at the properties of a particular login, it's possible to see a list of users mapped to that login: I profiled SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) and I see that SSMS connects to every ...
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Does sys.sql_logins.is_policy_checked mean that the policy has been checked?

When I look in sys.sql_logins, I see a column called is_policy_checked. Can I trust that my password policy has been checked for all of the logins where this column value is 1?
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SQL Server script to delete accounts no longer in Active Directory

We have a SQL Server 2000 that will shortly be migrated to SQL Server 2005. It has years of Windows Authentication accounts created that no longer exist in Active Directory, which prevent the Copy ...
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script to show all the permissions for a table

inside my database I have a procedure called spGen2_tblIE_SchedProcess_Update. when I run this script select * from sys.objects where name = 'spGen2_tblIE_SchedProcess_Update' Inside the same ...
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How to script out the grant view on login permission?

I create the following login without any permissions. USE [master] GO IF NOT EXISTS (SELECT * FROM sys.server_principals WHERE name = N'Radhe') CREATE LOGIN [Radhe] WITH PASSWORD=N'...
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how to stop using sql server login credentials in a linked server?

I have a linked server based in Italy server_italia that connects to a server based in Oregon USA ORDB1 we are on different but trusted domains. The connection from server_italia to ORDB1 is made ...
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Who is the person using a SQL login?

Is it possible to find out who used a SQL-Server login? Let's assume we suspect a person to abuse a SQL login that is supposed to be used by an application only to logon to SQL-Server. Is the domain ...
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Cannot create login on cluster

I have a SQL Server 2008 R2 cluster on Win2008 R2. I am unable to add a login for the service account. Any other login I add to this instance works fine and I have been able to add the same ...
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SQL Server 2017 login language display is wrong

I have just done a clean install of SQL Server 2017 (CU15) on two of my servers, and have noticed that the displayed language for all my logins shows ARABIC instead of '' or 'English'. Here is the ...
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How to Audit Successful Logins for certain logins only?

I need to setup auditing (logging) of successful logins on SQL Server (date, time, who), not for all logins on a server, but only for a small group of logins (developers) In short, me only ...
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"sudo -u postgres psql postgres" does not ask for password

I've taken over a system using postgres. When logging in, if I use ... sudo -u postgres psql postgres ...it does NOT ask for a password. However, if I do ... psql -U postgres -h localhost postgres ...
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The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'configurations', database 'mssqlsystemresource', schema 'sys' (Error 229)

Window account is getting the below error when trying to connect into the SQL instance via management studio 2014. The SELECT permission was denied on the object 'configurations', database '...
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Restricted logins with automatic full permission in databases

My scenario: I have some groups with full - and inappropriate - access to all Sql Server instances. I want to change that. My Plan: Give full and automatic access to all databases (it is customer ...
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Proper way to create logins on Always on

What is the proper way to create logins on Always on? An application database requires an active directory login and I created that on the primary node. The database is still not in the availability ...
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SQL server Service Accounts permission

I will be changing the existing SQL Server Service accounts from the default to Domain accounts from the SSCM which i believe will set all the required permission. One thing I am not sure whether the ...
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How to tell which windows group login I used when logging in via windows authentication

I created two SQL Server Logins which correspond to two windows groups: MachineName\MyAppAmdin MachineName\MyAppUser Then in the database, I created two users with the same name and mapped them to ...
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How to lock a sql login after N unsuccessful login attempts

Consider I have login called sql_login. Can I lock sql_login login after 5 unsuccessful login attempts. When we create a login we can see there is option called password policy check the image. But ...
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ORA-01017: invalid username/password;logon denied

There were other similar questions asked, but none that were able to tell me why I can't connect using a C# .NET web site I've stood up. While I know this forum is more for DBAs connecting to ...
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Handle expired SQL login's passwords in SQL Server

Is it possible to change the password for a login with an expired password using SQL Server Management Objects (SMO) programming? Many times during working hours I got this message from a production ...
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SQL Server : how to disable connections to a linked server?

SQL Server Linked Server to default instance - service is disabled but connection is still possible I have a server called SWLON1 that has SQL Server 2005 and SQL Server 2008 r2 installed. The SQL ...
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Why shouldn't a pre-hashed password be used with CREATE LOGIN all the time?

(For the purpose of this question, assume that I only need to support SQL Server 2008 and higher. Or to future-proof this question, let's say recent, current, and near-future versions.) The ...
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Access Denied for root MySQL

Disk space was full on my server and I needed to do a mysqldump. I tried logging into MySQL, but temporarily forgot the password. I then tried using the --skip-grant-tables & , but I received an ...
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Why do connections to my database fail, but only sometimes?

I am having some trouble diagnosing the cause of a problem I am having with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2. There is an application written in C#.net that connects to the database. Occasionally the ...
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logins without any users

There are several logins in my SQL Server that don't have user mappings to any database; they are simply dummy logins. Someone created the login but it does not have any associated users. I need to ...
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SQL Login currently in use or not

Recently we did a change on a client's production server. The change was to rename an sa login. Once we renamed the sa login we found out the client was having a problem because sa login was used in ...
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User mapping to a standby database

I have a standby database that is being restored in standby mode using log-shipped transaction files downloaded from a vendor's sFTP site on a daily basis. Now, I am required to give a read-only ...
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Delete orphaned SQL Users

I have a Microsoft SQL Server that had a database called SQLDATABASE. It also had a user called SQLUSER. The SQLDATABASE was deleted but not SQLUSER. SQLUSER only belonged to SQLDATABASE. I want to ...
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Managing logins with Availabilty Groups

I have created a user on my primary node that has access to all of the databases in Availability Group AG1. How do I ensure that same user has the same rights on all the other replicas in AG1? ...
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Login failed for user - Error: 18456, Severity: 14, State: 38 [duplicate]

I am trying to run and ADODB command in MS Access 2012 to exec a stored proc in our SQL server 2008R2 database, but I keep getting error 38 and SQL profiler shows the following: Error: 18456, ...
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init_connect not executing

From this question I was able to make my init_connect = "CALL mydb.Warnings()", but a user login in does not triggers the SP. the SP is like: CREATE DEFINER=`root`@`localhost` PROCEDURE `Warnings`...