Applies the same password expiration policy used in Windows to passwords used inside SQL Server.

Ensuring SQL logins comply with the secure password policy applied by the Windows Server Benchmark will ensure the passwords for SQL logins with sysadmin privileges are changed on a frequent basis to help prevent compromise via a brute force attack. CONTROL SERVER is an equivalent permission to sysadmin and logins with that permission should also be required to have expiring passwords.

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This control is used in the following benchmarks:


To deliberately skip this control (e.g. meaning don’t use Puppet to enforce this setting), we provide you with three ways:

1) Add mssql_secured::controls::check_expiration_option_is_set_to_on_for_all_sql_authenticated_logins_within_the_sysadmin_role: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
2) Add mssql_secured::controls::check_expiration_option_is_set_to_on_for_all_sql_authenticated_logins_within_the_sysadmin_role::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content check_expiration_option_is_set_to_on_for_all_sql_authenticated_logins_within_the_sysadmin_role 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:

mssql_secured::controls::control_name {'MSSQLSERVER':}

In this example, the string DB is the database to apply the control to.

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