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Data Protection under SQL 2012.  (Column Protection)

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Been looking for the best way to protect a column of data IE ssn, salary within a table.  
I need to protect the ssn and salary field from people.   These folks will have access to SQL server Management tool. Is there a way to add security by users to column using sql 2012.  
Any other ideas that would work?
I looked at encryption, but the app that uses the data cannot handle the decrypt.  

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Terry
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For starters, how about creating a view that contains all columns except for the confidential ones, and then give users access to the view, and remove access to the table?
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You can always DENY select on the columns that you want for the respective users (In SSMS right-click on the desired table name and select Properties and go to Permissions option).
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Or use T-SQL:
DENY SELECT ON TableName (ColumnName) TO UserName

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Thanks for the info.   When I am under SSMS, and look at the 'Column Permissions" tab, it is greyed out.   Is there
special security that is required to see that tab to display the fields on a table.
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Terry
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When I am under SSMS, and look at the 'Column Permissions" tab, it is greyed out.   Is there
 special security that is required to see that tab to display the fields on a table.
You need to select an user or role first. After that the option will be enabled.
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Thanks for the comments on this.  Appreciated, I will be using a combination of both.
Appreciated!!
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