Can a Certificate's Private Key be Restored From a Binary Literal / Hex Bytes? The Documentation Says, "No". What Does SQL Server Say?
(last updated: 2019-01-10 @ 18:00 EST / 2019-01-10 @ 23:00 UTC ) With the additional (and annoying) configuration step required to get SQLCLR Assemblies to load starting in SQL Server 2017, some people have been wondering what is going on with SQLCLR. Considering that this new restriction is the only real change to SQLCLR since… Continue reading SQLCLR vs SQL Server 2017, Part 8: Is SQLCLR Deprecated in Favor of Python or R (sp_execute_external_script)?
"Trusted Assemblies", a new feature starting in SQL Server 2017, is a means of whitelisting Assemblies that one feels pose no threat, and can be created (and used) without needing to be a) signed and b) have a corresponding signature-based Login that has been granted the UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission. In Part 4 of this series… Continue reading SQLCLR vs. SQL Server 2017, Part 6: “Trusted Assemblies” – Whitelisted Assemblies can’t do Module Signing
In the previous post in this series on SQLCLR in SQL Server 2017 — Part 4: “Trusted Assemblies” — The Disappointment — we looked at what the "Trusted Assemblies" feature is, what it meant to do, the problems with it, and what the better and more appropriate approach is. "Trusted Assemblies" is a simple mechanism… Continue reading SQLCLR vs. SQL Server 2017, Part 5: “Trusted Assemblies” – Valid Use Cases?
"Trusted Assemblies", introduced in RC1 of SQL Server 2017, seems like a reasonable fix for one, if not two, problems resulting from the new "CLR strict security" setting. But are there any problems with it? And even if not (don't worry, there are), might there be a better approach? Perhaps something simple that was overlooked?
Welcome back, everyone. In the previous post in this series, I explained how to work within the new SQLCLR security restriction in SQL Server 2017 (i.e. that all Assemblies need to be signed and have a corresponding Login that has been granted the UNSAFE ASSEMBLY permission). That approach is 22 steps, but they are all… Continue reading SQLCLR vs. SQL Server 2017, Part 3: “CLR strict security” – Solution 2