How do I keep SQL users and passwords in sync in a log shipping configuration?
Posted on 2011-03-21
We have a 'replica' of an erp application setup in a remote location. The database server uses SQL 2008. All databases are in sync using log shipping, which is set for every six hours as transactions are low and the business is happy with this level of recovery/loss. The server uses built in sql users for security, and not domain logins unfortunately. I have successfully transferred sql users and passwords across to the secondary server using sp_help_revlogin.
The problem is keeping users and passwords in sync. The application requires users to change passwords every three months, and so we need to get those changes, and any additional users transferred to the secondary server on a regular basis - how can this be done? I cant use sp_help_revlogin as this only creates new users and wont update existing passwords.
Thanks in advance!