Security Center for SQL Server Database Engine and Azure SQL Database
This page provides links to help you locate the information that you need about security and protection in the SQL Server Database Engineand Azure SQL Database.
The capabilities of Azure SQL Database continue to improve. See the most recent version of this topic for the most recent information about SQL Database.
Links to Specific Related Topics
Authentication: Who are you?
Who Authenticates? (Windows or SQL Server)
Authenticate at the master database (Logins and database users)
Authenticate at a user database
Using Other Identities
Encryption: Storing Secret Data
Column, Data and Key Encryption
Authorization: What can you do?
Granting, Revoking, and Denying Permissions
Security by Roles
Restricting Data Access to Selected Data Elements
Connection Security: Restricting and Securing
Encrypting Data in Transit
Auditing: Recording Access
Custom Audit Implementation
Securing SQL Server
Principals (Database Engine)
SQL Server Certificates and Asymmetric Keys
SQL Server Encryption
Surface Area Configuration
TRUSTWORTHY Database Property
Database Engine Features and Tasks