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Entries for 'Shawn Mehaffie'

Running DotNetNuke With Limited SQL Permissions

History At one time you could install and run DNN using a SQL User that only had limited permissions (db_datareader, db_datawriter, db_ddladmin and db_securityadmin).  This worked  fine until SQL Server SP2 (or one of the following securit... Continue Reading »
Feb 01
By: Shawn Mehaffie

Thought from OpenForce 2008

On my flight back from DevConnections / OpenForce 2008, I decided to write up a blog about my thoughts about the conference and post them for the community (which I could do offline with WLW). 1) My hat is off to DotNetNuke Corp. for putting togethe... Continue Reading »
Nov 17
By: Shawn Mehaffie

DNN 5.0: Breakout of core admin modules

One of the changes in the upcoming 5.0 release is the fact that the core admin modules & tabs are treated just like other tabs/modules. This means that an admin can give other users access to these tabs/modules at the tab/module level. Although t... Continue Reading »
Jul 15
By: Shawn Mehaffie

The Many Ways To Configure SQL Database Security for DNN.

DNN has many ways to configure the SQL database based on the security that is needed.  To make it easier to evaluate which security model to use, I have listed the possible scenerios and how to setup each scenerio.  Scenerio #1 (dbowner ac... Continue Reading »
May 09
By: Shawn Mehaffie

Security - It is everyone's responsibility

When it comes to security of DNN, the whole community is involved.  As the users who use DNN everyday it is our responsibility to report any security holes to the DNN secuirity department according to the security policy (https://www.dnnsoftware... Continue Reading »
Apr 28
By: Shawn Mehaffie

Gemini Changes

The following changes have been made to Gemini (our issue tracking application).1) Anonymous users can no longer post issues to the public project (You must be registered and logged in). This will make the Gemini support and core teams job easier wh... Continue Reading »
Apr 03
By: Shawn Mehaffie

Vista - Finally Ready For Prime Time For Developers

I did an earlier post about Vista RC1 not being read prime time for developers.  Well, I can honestly say that this is not the case anymore now that the VS.Net for Vista SP1 has been release and also the SQL 2005 SP2 has been released.  I h... Continue Reading »
Mar 13
By: Shawn Mehaffie

IronMan Community Member

I been meaning to post the following blog for a couple of weeks and just kept putting it off, so it is way over due.  The main reason for this blog is to recognize the the efforts Alex Shirley (aka: NukeAlex) has put into helping get the Gemi... Continue Reading »
Feb 21
By: Shawn Mehaffie

ASp.Net 2.0 MMC Snap-In Issue

If you install .Net 2.0 you should get another tab on the IIS management console called ASP.Net but sometime that is not the case and you do not have this tab added to the IIS Managements Console.  The tab allows you to edit application settings... Continue Reading »
Feb 18
By: Shawn Mehaffie

Module Developers - ATTENTION

Working on the module I tried to run the code with the appSetting connection string commented out.  Of course if failed.  I then decided to see what it would take to make my module not rely on the connectionString in the appSetting section,... Continue Reading »
Jan 13
By: Shawn Mehaffie
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