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What is everyones view on accessing SQL data which is stored on SQL instances in the DMZ via management tools on your local desktop?

Would you put a rule on the firewall to allow this? or would you have to directly log onto a server in the DMZ to access data stored there?
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What is everyones view on accessing SQL data which is stored on SQL instances in the DMZ via management tools on your local desktop?

Would you put a rule on the firewall to allow this? or would you have to directly log onto a server in the DMZ to access data stored there?


The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???

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I never knew you shouldn't? Is this a bad thing to do?

It is only for a couple of services which have externally facing customer websites as a front end to them
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SQLSteve (4/29/2014)
I never knew you shouldn't? Is this a bad thing to do?

It is only for a couple of services which have externally facing customer websites as a front end to them


You don't need to have your sql instance in the DMZ. You would need to have your webserver in the DMZ but keep your data inside. Then you configure your firewall to allow traffic from the webserver to the sql box.

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[You don't need to have your sql instance in the DMZ. You would need to have your webserver in the DMZ but keep your data inside. Then you configure your firewall to allow traffic from the webserver to the sql box.


That what the setup is for the majority of the websites but for a couple the data is also in the DMZ.
It obviously changes the security model a little not having AD on there and retrieving data about the instance a little more difficult but apart from that is there any reason why it really shouldnt be in the DMZ?
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Sean Lange (4/29/2014)
The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???


SSRS :-P


Far away is close at hand in the images of elsewhere.

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The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???


SSRS :-P


GAH!!! I always forget about SSRS since we don't even pretend to utilize that feature. ;-)

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What is everyones view on accessing SQL data which is stored on SQL instances in the DMZ via management tools on your local desktop?

Would you put a rule on the firewall to allow this? or would you have to directly log onto a server in the DMZ to access data stored there?


The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???


So Sean is this something we shouldn't be doing? or something you see at just not really required?
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What is everyones view on accessing SQL data which is stored on SQL instances in the DMZ via management tools on your local desktop?

Would you put a rule on the firewall to allow this? or would you have to directly log onto a server in the DMZ to access data stored there?


The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???


So Sean is this something we shouldn't be doing? or something you see at just not really required?


Well as David pointed out there are times when it makes sense.

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Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 1)
Understanding and Using APPLY (Part 2)
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SQLSteve (4/30/2014)
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What is everyones view on accessing SQL data which is stored on SQL instances in the DMZ via management tools on your local desktop?

Would you put a rule on the firewall to allow this? or would you have to directly log onto a server in the DMZ to access data stored there?


The more relevant question is why oh why do you have a sql instance in the DMZ???


So Sean is this something we shouldn't be doing? or something you see at just not really required?

If you put a sql server in your DMZ just ensure it has no sensitive data.

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