Conditional Access (MFA) with Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse
This topic applies to Azure SQL server, and to both SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse databases that are created on the Azure SQL server. For simplicity, SQL Database is used when referring to both SQL Database and SQL Data Warehouse.
The following steps show how to configure SQL Database to enforce a Conditional Access policy.
- You must configure your SQL Database or SQL Data Warehouse to support Azure Active Directory authentication. For specific steps, see Configure and manage Azure Active Directory authentication with SQL Database or SQL Data Warehouse.
- When multi-factor authentication is enabled, you must connect with at supported tool, such as the latest SSMS. For more information, see Configure Azure SQL Database multi-factor authentication for SQL Server Management Studio.
Configure CA for Azure SQL DB/DW
Sign in to the Portal, select Azure Active Directory, and then select Conditional access. For more information, see Azure Active Directory Conditional Access technical reference.
In the Conditional Access-Policies blade, click New policy, provide a name, and then click Configure rules.
Under Assignments, select Users and groups, check Select users and groups, and then select the user or group for conditional access. Click Select, and then click Done to accept your selection.
Select Cloud apps, click Select apps. You see all apps available for conditional access. Select Azure SQL Database, at the bottom click Select, and then click Done.
If you can’t find Azure SQL Database listed in the following third screenshot, complete the following steps:
- Sign in to your Azure SQL DB/DW instance using SSMS with an AAD admin account.
CREATE USER [email@example.com] FROM EXTERNAL PROVIDER.
- Sign in to AAD and verify that Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse are listed in the applications in your AAD.
Select Access controls, select Grant, and then check the policy you want to apply. For this example, we select Require multi-factor authentication.
The selected application (Azure SQL Database) allowing to connect to Azure SQL DB/DW using Azure AD Premium, now enforces the selected Conditional Access policy, Required multi-factor authentication.
For questions about Azure SQL Database and Data Warehouse regarding multi-factor authentication, contact MFAforSQLDB@microsoft.com.
For a tutorial, see Secure your Azure SQL Database.
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