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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 Farooq


 
Basit Farooq is a Lead Database Administrator, Trainer and Technical author. He has more than a decade of IT experience in development, technical training, and database administration on Microsoft SQL Server platforms. Basit has authored numerous SQL Server technical articles and developed and implemented many successful database infrastructure, data warehouse and BI projects. He holds a master's degree in computer science from London Metropolitan University and industry standard certifications from Microsoft, Sun, Cisco, Brainbench, Prosoft and APM, including MCITP Database Administrator 2008, MCITP Database Administrator 2005, MCDBA SQL Server 2000 and MCTS .NET Framework 2.0 Web Applications.

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