Database Fundamentals/Security

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This lesson introduces database security.

Objectives and Skills[edit]

Objectives and skills for the database security portion of Microsoft Exam 98-364 Database Fundamentals include:[1]

  • Administer a database
    • Understand database security concepts
      • Understand the need to secure a database, what objects can be secured, what objects should be secured, user accounts, and roles

Readings[edit]

  1. Wikipedia: Database security

Multimedia[edit]

  1. Microsoft Virtual Academy: SQL Server Administration Fundamentals

Activities[edit]

Lesson Summary[edit]

  • Authentication is the act of confirming the truth of an attribute of a single piece of data (a datum) claimed true by an entity. [2]
  • Database security concerns the use of a broad range of information security controls to protect databases (potentially including the data, the database applications or stored functions, the database systems, the database servers and the associated network links) against compromises of their confidentiality, integrity and availability. [3]
  • In computer security, logging in, (or logging on or signing in or signing on), is the process by which an individual gains access to a computer system by identifying and authenticating themselves. [4]

Key Terms[edit]

authentication
database security
guest user
login
permission
sa account
server roles
sysadmin
user account

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

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