Azure SQL Database - Set Firewall Settings RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    We will use Azure SQL Databases as our System database which means users will connect to our Azure SQL Database from the different region with the different device with different ISP.

    1) What is the rule of thumb or recommendation for the "Firewall settings" for our scenario, Dynamic IP? (Asking our ISP for the IP address range assigned or get static IP for our client might not work here as some customer may access our System from overseas)
    2) What is the potential risk if we neglect the incoming IP with "Start IP: End IP:" setting and rely only on Azure SQL Server Access control (IAM)?

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 2:30 PM

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    Tuesday, January 22, 2019 3:13 PM
  • Shashank, I did but it is not really helping.

    Troubleshooting the database firewall

    Dynamic IP address:
    -If you have an Internet connection with dynamic IP addressing and you are having trouble getting through the firewall, you could try one of the following solutions:
    -Ask your Internet Service Provider (ISP) for the IP address range assigned to your client computers that access the Azure SQL Database server, and then add the IP address range as a firewall rule.
    Get static IP addressing instead for your client computers, and then add the IP addresses as firewall rules.

    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 4:25 AM
  • Hi pierrekok,


    According to your description, this problem is more related to Azure SQL Database. I suggest you open a thread in Azure SQL Database forum. They will help you better. https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/azure/en-US/home?forum=ssdsgetstarted



    >>What is the potential risk if we neglect the incoming IP with "Start IP: End IP:" setting and rely only on Azure SQL Server Access control (IAM)?


    Setting up a firewall rule using as the starting IP address range and using as the ending IP address range will open the server to all IP addresses and greatly reduce the level of defense.


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    Wednesday, January 23, 2019 5:38 AM