We Need your SA Account

If you are dealing with a large development and infrastructure staff like I do then I am sure at some point you have heard, “We need the password to your SA account.”

Which is always followed up with my question, “Who is your daddy and what does he do?”  Wait that is the line from Kindergarten Cop, my real question is always; “What for?” 

Then there is a phone call where someone usually tells me that I am not being a team player.  No, you do not need my SA account to deploy a database.  No, you do not need db_owner to access your own database.  At this point, I do not care if the vendor told you it is required.  Unless you can tell me what it is you need to do then the answer is no.  No, I am not letting you wreak havoc on my production environment.  Yes, I would love to help you and yes we are on the same team.  No, I will not give you the SA password.  Sorry, not going to happen.  Yes you can enjoy your weekend, that is all!

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About SQLGator

Florida Gator and Microsoft Data Platform MVP, Star Wars fanatic and is there anything else...oh yeah PS4! I am a geek and SQL Server DBA who dabbles with VMWare, there are other technologies greater than these? Not so fast my friend! I also love to travel to new and exotic places.

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Security and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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