Security Overview (Database Engine)
SQL Server includes a variety of precise, configurable security features. These features empower administrators to implement defense-in-depth that is optimized for the specific security risks of their environment. This topic provides links to help you locate the security information that you need in the SQL Server Database Engine.
In This Section
Principals (Database Engine)
Explains the Principals (users, roles, and other actors) that can be granted access to SQL Server objects.
Explains the roles in SQL Server that have server-wide scope.
Explains the roles in SQL Server that have database-wide scope.
Setting Server Configuration Options
Details the tools and processes that can help secure SQL Server and its databases.
- Microsoft TechNet: SQL Server TechCenter: SQL Server 2005 Security and Protection
Provides up-to-date information about SQL Server security.