Enabling communication traces in C# application for Azure AD authentication with SQL DB using token-based mechanism with Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

SQL server security team presents a code sample ( as VS project) allowing to enable communication traces for ADAL managed library used to support Universal Authentication with MFA for SQL DB ( see also Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools). The ADAL traces help to troubleshoot communication issues related… Read more

Token-based authentication including Multi-factor auth (MFA) for Azure SQL DB using Azure Active Directory (AD)

SQL server security team presents an application solution for token-based authentication with multi-factor (MFA) support for SQL DB using Azure AD auth. The zip file attached below with the codes sample and a Readme doc present more details on this topic. For additional information see also Azure AD authentication extensions for Azure SQL DB and SQL DW tools. For further… Read more

Certificate-based authentication for Azure SQL DB using Azure Active Directory with recent Azure RM PowerShell version

This is a new version of the previous blog on Token-based authentication (see https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlsecurity/2016/02/09/token-based-authentication-support-for-azure-sql-db-using-azure-ad-auth/ ) updated to accommodate recent Azure RM PowerShell version. The certificate-based authentication allows to use a local certificate that can be registered with Azure AD to serve as an authentication mechanism to connect to Azure SQL DB without using user/password or… Read more