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The Public Role -- a potential high risk security concern for DBAs




In this article, I'll discuss the security issues associated with the public database role, and how you can quickly find privileges granted to the public database role in each database. Finally, I'll discuss how you can properly revoke the privileges granted to public database role.

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Basit Aalishan Masood-Al-Farooq


Basit Farooq is an internationally known Lead SQL DBA, trainer, and freelance technology writer with nearly two decades of experience of working with the Microsoft technology stack. He has designed, developed and implemented many successful infrastructure database, data warehouse and business intelligence projects on time and within budget.

Basit has authored SQL Server 2014 Development Essentials book, published by Packt Publishing. He was also a technical reviewer for SQL Server 2012 Reporting Services Blueprints, authored by Marlon Ribunal and Mickey Stuewe, and Reporting with Microsoft SQL Server 2012, authored by James Serra and Bill Anton, both books were published by Packt Publishing. He has also written numerous articles and training materials related to databases, business intelligence and other areas of technology.

Basit holds a Master's degree in Computer Science from London Metropolitan University and industry-standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, ProSoft, and APM.

He can be reached via Twitter (@BasitAali), his blog (basitaalishan.com), or via LinkedIn (uk.linkedin.com/in/basitfarooq).



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