Connect to Azure SQL database from management studio

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Here we will discuss how we can connect to the SQL database with SQL server management studio in Windows Azure. This I am doing with our Azure subscription, if you don’t have an Azure subscription, you can create a free account in just a couple of minutes.

– Login to the Azure portal site using your subscription id and password

– Once login you will be on Portal page of Azure.
Note: first you need a SQL Database on Azure site with your subscription, If it not available follow the below my last blog about how to create SQL database on Azure.

Connecting to the Microsoft Azure portal with a subscription

– First of all, we need to install the latest version of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS) on a local machine (Where you are going to connect)

– The newest version of SSMS is optimized for both SQL Database and SQL Server 2016 and is also designed for use with older versions of SQL Server. To download and install the most recent version of SSMS, see Download SQL Server Management Studio.
Use the following steps to connect to Azure SQL Database with SSMS.



– Type “Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio” in the Windows search box, and then click the desktop app to start SSMS.

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– In the Connect to Server window, enter the following information:

  • Server type: The default is database engine; do not change this value.
  • Server name: Enter the name of the server that hosts your SQL database in the following format: <servername>.database.windows.net
  • Authentication type: If you are just getting started, select SQL Authentication. If you have enabled Active Directory for your SQL Database logical server, you can select either Active Directory Password Authentication or Active Directory Integrated Authentication.
  • Username: If you selected either SQL Authentication or Active Directory Password Authentication, enter the name of a user with access to a database on the server.
  • Password: If you selected either SQL Authentication or Active Directory Password Authentication, enter the password for the specified user.

– To get above information login to Azure portal and click on created SQL Database and verified below screenshots with needing information



connect to azure sql database from management studio
connect to azure sql database from management studio

Here we will server name, login details will be same as your subscription for first time login.

– Open SSMS 2016 then enter the login details with sever db name and Click Connect.

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how to connect to windows azure sql database

– If your client’s IP address does not have access to the SQL Database, you will be prompted to sign in to an Azure account and create a server-level firewall rule.

connect to azure sql database from management studio
connect to azure sql database from management studio

– If you are an Azure subscription administrator and need to sign in, when the sign in page appears, provide the credentials for your subscription and sign in.

how to connect to azure sql database from sql server management studio
how to connect to azure sql database from sql server management studio

– After your sign in to Azure is successful, Click ok to configure

connect to azure sql database
connect to azure sql database

– Again go back to SSMS and click on login, here we will able to connect SQL DB in local machine



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unable to connect to sql azure from management studio

Hope this will be helpful.

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