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© Kathi Kellenberger 2016

Kathi Kellenberger, Beginning SQL Server Reporting Services, 10.1007/978-1-4842-1990-4_9

9. Securing Your Reports

Kathi Kellenberger

(1)Edwardsville, Illinois, USA

A major data breach is reported on an almost weekly basis. One of the first that caught my attention was the 2012 theft of South Carolina’s state taxpayer database. In 2015, hackers stole the electronic records of millions of US federal government employees. A report developer may not need to configure security, but he or she should be able to understand how SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) security works to assist the administrator if requested.

When deploying SSRS reports, there are two layers of security to consider: permissions at the data source and within ...

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