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Restrict access to a database for all applications but mine

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Is it possible to make a SQL database accessible to my Application (c#) only, with SQL authentication logins? I don't want to let anyone open and change tables by access for example, or any other app.

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by:johnaryan
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Yes, you just create a new SQL login for that database on the server.
Then in your connection string use the that login and password.
NB. anyone with system admin on the SQL Server will always have access you your db.
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by:bsofti
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Yes, but still, someone with that credentials can access the database through MS Access, or Visual Foxpro. I need  to allow access to my database to users, who has Login and Password on my Sql Server, but only through my application.
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As far as I know SQL Server is agnostic of the application who accesses it. As long as the credentials match; you have access.
The options I see available are:
1. Change the password for the existing user so nobody else has access to your db.
2. Only allow execute on Stored Procs to the current user, that means even if people have access they cannot directly alter tables.
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Thank u very much for help.
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