APEX Basic REST authentication

Christoph's 2 Oracle Cents

To prevent unauthorized access to your REST modules, APEX provides an easy, declarative way of adding basic authentication. This method utilizes APEX user accounts and RESTful Service Privileges. In order not to expose passwords, you should make sure to enable SSL/HTTPS!

First edit an existing APEX user account, and add the RESTful Services group to that user.  In our example we’ll edit the APEX user SCOTT. To do this, navigate to Manage Users and Groups in the workspace where your REST modules are, edit a user, and assign the group in the Group Assignments region:


Next create the RESTful Service Privilege by navigating to RESTful Services in the SQL Workshop. In the Tasks sidebar on the right, click the RESTful Service Privilege link.


Fill out the form and select the modules you want to protect, by shuttling them to the right in Protected Modules.


That’s it! Everything under the…

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PowerUpSQL: A PowerShell Toolkit for Discovering SQL Server Vulnerabilties

PowerUpSQL is an amazing tool to audit your SQL Server instances. Not only does it do discovery of SQL Server on your AD but can also help identify common SQL Server vulnerabilities. It can be download from below 2 links https://github.com/NetSPI/PowerUpSQL https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/PowerUpSQL/ For More information on how to user PowerUpSQL goto below link: https://blog.netspi.com/powerupsql-powershell-toolkit-attacking-sql-server/

Powershell – Part 4 – Arrays and For Loops

Tome's Land of IT


For those that have never worked with arrays here’s a great way to understand them:  If a variable is a piece of paper then the stack of papers is an array.  It’s a list of variables or objects, and every programming/scripting language has ways to store these variables or objects linearly so you can access them later via a number of different methods.

So let’s look at how we can create an array of string objects in powershell:

$array = @("test1", "test2", "test3")$array

You can also add an element to the end of an array:

$array = @("test1", "test2", "test3")$array += "test4"$array

You can also add arrays together:

$array = @("test1", "test2", "test3")
$array2 = @("test4", "test5")
$array = $array + $array2

You can access an element of an array if you know the index number of the element you want.  Arrays are indexed by…

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Decrypting encrypted stored procedures, views, functions in SQL server 2005,2008 &R2


Any stored procedure or view or function can be encrypted when stored in the sql server , so a user can not see the code inside even if the user has SYSADMIN role and it is also not recommended to use this encryption option to hide the code because once you use the encryption option Microsoft sql server does not provide the option or the feature to reverse the setting or decrypt the object , so when you use the encryption option , save your code in a separate instance

TITLE: Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio

Script failed for StoredProcedure ‘dbo.test_encrp’. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.50.1750.9+((dac_inplace_upgrade).101209-1051+)&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.FailedOperationExceptionText&EvtID=Script+StoredProcedure&LinkId=20476


Property TextHeader is not available for StoredProcedure ‘[dbo].[test_encrp]’. This property may not exist for this object, or may not be retrievable due to insufficient access rights. The text is encrypted. (Microsoft.SqlServer.Smo)

For help, click: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?ProdName=Microsoft+SQL+Server&ProdVer=10.50.1750.9+((dac_inplace_upgrade).101209-1051+)&EvtSrc=Microsoft.SqlServer.Management.Smo.ExceptionTemplates.PropertyCannotBeRetrievedExceptionText&EvtID=TextHeader&LinkId=20476

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DBA – Move master Database to another drive – in simple steps

SQL with Manoj

Well, there are times when you want to move your master database from the default location to some other drive. Now this activity cannot be done with the normal ALTER DATABASE statement with MODIFY FILE option. And you need a spacial handling for this case of master DB.

–> Let’s first check the location of master DB:

Move Master 01

–> Now leave SSMS, and open SSCM i.e. SQL Server Configuration Manager. Here select “SQL Server Service”, and Rigth Click on the instance of SQL Server, and choose Properties. Now select the Startup Parameters tab.

Move Master 02

Here you will see 3 line items:

1. -d is the path of the master data file.

2. -e is the path of the SQL error log file.

3. -l is the path of the master log file.

So, you need to update the 1st and 3rd ones. As I want to move my files to E:SystemDatabasesMaster

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