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DBA Best Practices - A Blog Series: Episode 2 - Password Lists

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Published Thursday, November 29, 2012 7:10 PM by Argenis

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Dale said:

And if you don't need that level, you can also just use a SharePoint list and lock it down with appropriate permissions.

November 29, 2012 9:34 PM

Jason Horner said:

We store our passwordsafe files in a sharepoint library. I also keep a copy up on skydrive in a private folder....

Don't laugh 8)

November 30, 2012 6:42 PM

paranoid admin guy said:

I feel it's too risky to keep critical passwords on any sort of local disk, network share, or cloud service.  (Think PCI compliance) I keep my list on an IronKey encrypted USB flash drive, which I carry with me everywhere I go.  It's remotely erasable should it be lost.  There's a printed copy of the passwords kept in a locked safe at the office, that the CEO can access in the event of my demise.

December 1, 2012 10:44 AM

Paul Smith said:

Keypass is our device of choice file is on a network share

3 copies of the encryption key

1 = oncall DBA (USB Key)

1 = IT Manager

1 = Firesafe

December 1, 2012 11:09 AM

HM said:

Password-protected Excel sheet and then compressed with Winzip encryption.

December 3, 2012 6:59 AM

SQL Server Monkey said:

I use a locally hosted installation of Secret Server ( for passwords, application license keys etc. Works well and easy enough to backup.

December 8, 2012 1:35 PM

game said:

Its so famous game for the mind exercise because here in this game we have need to focus continue on the steps.

April 11, 2019 11:13 PM

harveycole310245 said:

Thanks for sharing these practices.  We all need it.

July 6, 2020 9:46 AM

harveycole310245 said:

I'll also take your advice to use the other utilities.

July 6, 2020 9:47 AM

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