cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
Highlighted
Helper IV
Helper IV

SQL Server Database Security

Hello People,

 

I have a general question regarding the connecting On-Premise database. What are the benefits of using SQL server user vs My own credentials? (I have administrative rights to the database.) Are there any limitations on using SQL users to connect to the database? 

 

Thanks,

Omi

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION

Accepted Solutions
Highlighted
Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Re: SQL Server Database Security

Two reasons

  1. As an admin you have more permissions than the connector actually needs.  So if someone were to hack the connection they could do things they might not be able to do with a service account
  2. If the connection is built off your account and you leave the company the connection will fail after your credentials are disabled.

Neither is a huge risk in most cases, but why have the risk if you don't need to.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

View solution in original post

1 REPLY 1
Highlighted
Dual Super User III
Dual Super User III

Re: SQL Server Database Security

Two reasons

  1. As an admin you have more permissions than the connector actually needs.  So if someone were to hack the connection they could do things they might not be able to do with a service account
  2. If the connection is built off your account and you leave the company the connection will fail after your credentials are disabled.

Neither is a huge risk in most cases, but why have the risk if you don't need to.



-------------------------------------------------------------------------
If I have answered your question, please mark your post as Solved.
If you like my response, please give it a Thumbs Up.

View solution in original post

Helpful resources

Announcements
Community Conference

Power Platform Community Conference

Check out the on demand sessions that are available now!

Watch Now

Experience what’s next for Power Apps

See the latest Power Apps innovations, updates, and demos from the Microsoft Business Applications Launch Event.

Power Platform ISV Studio

Power Platform ISV Studio

ISV Studio is designed to become the go-to Power Platform destination for ISV’s to monitor & manage published applications.

secondImage

Power Platform 2020 release wave 2 plan

Features releasing from October 2020 through March 2021

Top Solution Authors
Top Kudoed Authors
Users online (6,215)