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Cannot open database "ITNewsManager_Dev" requested by the login. The login failed.<br>Login failed for user 'OUHSC\hsc-webprodsa'.

Server Error in '/news' Application.

Cannot open database "ITNewsManager_Dev" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'OUHSC\hsc-webprodsa'.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Cannot open database "ITNewsManager_Dev" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'OUHSC\hsc-webprodsa'.

Source Error:

The source code that generated this unhandled exception can only be shown when compiled in debug mode. To enable this, please follow one of the below steps, then request the URL:

1. Add a "Debug=true" directive at the top of the file that generated the error. Example:

  <%@ Page Language="C#" Debug="true" %>

or:

2) Add the following section to the configuration file of your application:

<configuration>
   <system.web>
       <compilation debug="true"/>
   </system.web>
</configuration>

Note that this second technique will cause all files within a given application to be compiled in debug mode. The first technique will cause only that particular file to be compiled in debug mode.

Important: Running applications in debug mode does incur a memory/performance overhead. You should make sure that an application has debugging disabled before deploying into production scenario.

Stack Trace:


[SqlException (0x80131904): Cannot open database "ITNewsManager_Dev" requested by the login. The login failed.
Login failed for user 'OUHSC\hsc-webprodsa'.]
   System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnectionTds..ctor(DbConnectionPoolIdentity identity, SqlConnectionString connectionOptions, SqlCredential credential, Object providerInfo, String newPassword, SecureString newSecurePassword, Boolean redirectedUserInstance, SqlConnectionString userConnectionOptions, SessionData reconnectSessionData, DbConnectionPool pool, String accessToken, Boolean applyTransientFaultHandling, SqlAuthenticationProviderManager sqlAuthProviderManager) +947
   System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnectionFactory.CreateConnection(DbConnectionOptions options, DbConnectionPoolKey poolKey, Object poolGroupProviderInfo, DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningConnection, DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +342
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.CreatePooledConnection(DbConnectionPool pool, DbConnection owningObject, DbConnectionOptions options, DbConnectionPoolKey poolKey, DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +38
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.CreateObject(DbConnection owningObject, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal oldConnection) +726
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.UserCreateRequest(DbConnection owningObject, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal oldConnection) +91
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningObject, UInt32 waitForMultipleObjectsTimeout, Boolean allowCreate, Boolean onlyOneCheckConnection, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +438
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionPool.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningObject, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +79
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionFactory.TryGetConnection(DbConnection owningConnection, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions, DbConnectionInternal oldConnection, DbConnectionInternal& connection) +201
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionInternal.TryOpenConnectionInternal(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +156
   System.Data.ProviderBase.DbConnectionClosed.TryOpenConnection(DbConnection outerConnection, DbConnectionFactory connectionFactory, TaskCompletionSource`1 retry, DbConnectionOptions userOptions) +22
   System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.TryOpenInner(TaskCompletionSource`1 retry) +92
   System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.TryOpen(TaskCompletionSource`1 retry) +219
   System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open() +101
   ASP.xlaabsolutenm_aspx.page_load() +571
   System.Web.Util.CalliEventHandlerDelegateProxy.Callback(Object sender, EventArgs e) +9849958
   System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +97
   System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +61
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +693


Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.8.4330.0

BOOMER! SOONER! GOSOONERS! Strong team spirit? Yes. Strong passwords? No! Hey, we love our Sooners too. But when it comes to protecting our computers, we know to leave our team spirit on the field. Passwords like BOOMER and SOONER may be fun and easy to remember, but they are also easy to guess. And easy to steal. Your password is your first line of defense in the fight to keep your computer secure so it’s important to have a strong one. OUHSC IT recommends using:

  • A minimum of 8 and a maximum of 32 characters
  • At least one upper case letter (A - Z)
  • At least one lower case letter (a - z)
  • At least one number (0 – 9)
  • At least one special character
  • A new password every 6 months

Need to change your HSC UserID password? Please visit:
 http://www.ouhsc.edu/password/.
 
Want to know a fun trick for creating a strong password? Just follow these easy steps:

  1. Come up with a phrase you will remember. For example: I like to ride my bicycle to work on pretty fall days.
  2. Use the first letter of each word to create your password. The password from the above phrase is: Iltrmbtwopfd.
  3. Substitute numbers for some of the letters. We substituted a 1 for the I and a 0 for the o. Our password now reads: 1ltrmbtw0pfd.
  4. Add some special characters. We added a ~ at the beginning and an & at the end. Our password now reads: ~1ltrmbtw0pfd&. Voila! You just created a secure, easy to remember password!