Chapter 8. Administering SQL Server Security and Authorization

By maintaining a strategy that is secure by design, secure by default, and secure in deployment, SQL Server 2012 allows for a much more effective method of design, implementation, and administration of security across resources and services provided by the SQL environment. Security permissions can be defined on a wide range of objects, from network endpoints that facilitate client communication, to execute permissions on a stored procedure, even down to the column level within a table. Complex security implementations can be efficiently controlled with granular role-based authorization and database schemas.

Administering SQL security is a key database administrator task that normally ...

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