AUTO_CLOSE determines if a given database is closed or not after a connection terminates. If enabled, subsequent connections to the given database will require the database to be reopened and relevant procedure caches to be rebuilt.
Because authentication of users for contained databases occurs within the database not at the server\instance level, the database must be opened every time to authenticate a user. The frequent opening/closing of the database consumes additional server resources and may contribute to a denial of service.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 2.16
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 2.16
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.16
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 2.15
To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:
mssql_secured::controls::auto_close_is_set_to_off_on_contained_databases: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::auto_close_is_set_to_off_on_contained_databases::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
auto_close_is_set_to_off_on_contained_databases to the array value
mssql_secured::skip_list in your hiera data.
|Attribute Name||Short Description|
|title||The database to apply the control to.|
The database to apply the control to.
All controls need an database to apply the control to. Here is a simple example:
In this example, the string DB is the database to apply the control to.
The objects to exclude from the control actions. Type: