How to view encrypted stored procedure in sql server 2008
Each month, over 50 million developers come to Stack Overflow to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Learn, Share, Build Each month, over 50 million developers come to Stack Overflow to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers. Any stored procedure or view or function can be encrypted when stored in the sql server , so a user can not see the code inside even if the user has SYSADMIN role and it is also not recommended to use this encryption option to hide the code because once you use the encryption option Microsoft sql server does not provide the option or the feature to reverse the setting or decrypt the object , so when you use the encryption option , save your code in a separate instance TITLE:
All comments are reviewed, so stay on subject or we may delete your comment. I came acrossed few stored procedures that were encrypted by previous developers that were no longer here by adding 'with encryption' in the store procedures.
Script for decrypting function works great! Otherwise after running the code I'm left with.
Decrypting encrypted stored procedures, views, functions in SQL server 2005,2008 &R2
I can just copy the decrypted code and paste it again to ALTER it to get it back but it's an extra step. Apologies for any confusion and thanks to James for pointing out the omissions.
James Lean - Thanks for your comments. I've re-reviewed what I've written about the DAC and I'm a bit confused to be honest, as I cannot now replicate the last steps in the article above to read the decrypted data. I also get NULL values, same as you. If this is the case then the final points I made about using the DAC are incorrect and I apologise for this I'm also baffled as to how I got the plaintext out in my screenshot!
I would highly recommend the StackOverflow link above for details of the algorithm required for decryption. I may be missing something, but I can't get this to work just by using the DAC to view the encrypted definition.
I know it is fairly trivial to use third-party tools anyway, but at least you have to go to a little bit of effort that way. Client unable to establish connection because an error was encountered during handshakes before login. Common causes include client attempting to connect to an unsupported version of SQL Server, server too busy to accept new connections or a resource limitation memory or maximum allowed connections on the server.
The actual definition of an object is stored in system table sys. If you are not allowed by your company or your client to use third party tools see this post on how to decrypt the encrypted object:.
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There's no documented means of retrieving the text of the procedure once it's been created with this option.
The output of the obfuscation is not directly visible in any of the catalog views in SQL Server.
Users who have no access to system tables or database files cannot retrieve the obfuscated text. However, the text will be available to privileged users who can either access system tables over the DAC port or directly access database files.
Encrypting and Decrypting SQL Server Stored Procedures, Views and User-Defined Functions
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