controls::server authentication property is set to windows authentication mode
Uses Windows Authentication to validate attempted connections.
Windows provides a more robust authentication mechanism than SQL Server authentication.
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This control is used in the following benchmarks:
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2014 CIS V1.5.0 - paragraph 3.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2016 CIS V1.3.0 - paragraph 3.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2017 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 3.1
- Microsoft SQL Server Database 2019 CIS V1.2.0 - paragraph 3.1
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::server_authentication_property_is_set_to_windows_authentication_mode: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for ALL databases.
mssql_secured::controls::server_authentication_property_is_set_to_windows_authentication_mode::dbname: skip to your hiera data. This will skip this control for specified database only.
3) Add an entry with the content
server_authentication_property_is_set_to_windows_authentication_mode 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.
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