Solved

sql2008 - SSRS encyrption keys

Posted on 2015-01-07
2
88 Views
Last Modified: 2015-01-18
Hi,
In ssrs configuration managers, we did not make a backups of encryption keys, if we not doing a backups , what will be the risks here ? and if this really require backups, how frequent it need to be backups ? and what is actually this backups is doing compare to sql common backups.
ssrs-enycrption-keys.PNG
0
Comment
Question by:motioneye
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Vikas Garg earned 100 total points
ID: 40537167
Hi,

The risks for not doing backup will not affect much if you are not shifting your reporting db from one server to another.

The backup is only required for restoring
0
 
LVL 14

Assisted Solution

by:Daniel_PL
Daniel_PL earned 400 total points
ID: 40537231
Hello,
You need to keep key backup in case of SSRS restore after hardware failure, when you need to rename server hosting SSRS or either when you want to move SSRS to another server or configure it to use different database. Also in a case of a password reset for service account - please note that it's not a password change it requires the rightsto overwrite account's data in the domain controller(s)  (reset is being done for e.g. domain admin).

You can manage you encyption key(s) by using Reporting Services Configuration Manager or rskeymgmt command line tool.

Encrypted data includes:

* Credentials used to connect to the Report Server database itself
* The actual symmetric key used by SSRS to encrypt data
* Data source credentials stored in the database for connecting to external databases and data sources
* The unattended user account information which is used to connect to a remote server in order get external images or data
0

Featured Post

Moving data to the cloud? Find out if you’re ready

Before moving to the cloud, it is important to carefully define your db needs, plan for the migration & understand prod. environment. This wp explains how to define what you need from a cloud provider, plan for the migration & what putting a cloud solution into practice entails.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Load balancing is the method of dividing the total amount of work performed by one computer between two or more computers. Its aim is to get more work done in the same amount of time, ensuring that all the users get served faster.
International Data Corporation (IDC) prognosticates that before the current the year gets over disbursing on IT framework products to be sent in cloud environs will be $37.1B.
Via a live example combined with referencing Books Online, show some of the information that can be extracted from the Catalog Views in SQL Server.
Via a live example, show how to extract insert data into a SQL Server database table using the Import/Export option and Bulk Insert.

617 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question