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Good Practices for Software Development


Good Practices for Software Development

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Showed one supplier what could happen with the SA account. Lets say the junior consultant was indifferent whereas the senior consultant went white, walked outside to have a long conversation with his bosses. Apparently about their exposure and how many bluechips companies they then had to visit.

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It helps to work with them, give them a solution and pray
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Eric M Russell (4/24/2014)
If a software application is hard coded to use the "SA" account, you can rename it and then create a new account named "SA" with limited permissions. One or more builtin database level roles like db_ssisadmin, db_datareader, or even db_owner can provide all the permissions it requires to function. This also works for environments where developers and the BI team have been using the "SA" account for years. Don't tell them, just do it. So long as they can still select from tables and view schema, they probably won't know the difference.


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