(SQL) Tip of the Day: SQL Azure Database Firewall

The firewall in SQL Azure is an area that comes up in support calls often. Most of the issues could be resolved by reading this article once through http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/azure/ee621782.aspx.

What you need to know:

  • You can’t access the database remotely without adding rules for your IP Address.
  • If you enable the rule Allow other Azure services to access to this server your Azure services can reach the DB.
  • It can take up to 5 minutes for changes to take effect

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