Connect to Microsoft Azure Storage

THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: yesSQL ServeryesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse yesParallel Data Warehouse

Use the Windows Azure Storage Connection dialog to specify a storage account and validate your connection to Windows Azure.


Specify the following information about your Windows Azure account, and then click Next to continue.

  1. Storage Account - Specify the storage account name.


    You can only connect to General-purpose Storage Accounts. Connecting to other types of storage accounts can result in an error similar to the following:

    The value for one of the HTTP headers is not in the correct format. (Microsoft.SqlServer.StorageClient).

    The remote server returned an error: (400) Bad Request. (System)

  2. Account Key - Specify the account key for the specified storage account.

  3. Use secure endpoints (HTTPS) – This option utilizes encrypted communication and secure identification of a network web server.

  4. Save account key - This option saves your password in an encrypted file.