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Restricting System Administrator access

Security expert Steven Andres discusses the implications of restricting a System Administrator account.

Can I restrict a System Administrator account to use a particular database created by the user?
The System Administrator account, by definition, has access to everything at all times. You could reduce that access, but then you are changing the definition of the "SA" account and you should really have your application (or users) logging in as another username.


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This was last published in October 2005

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