Azure Active Directory Integrated Authentication

Version:
2022.1
Last modified: May 04, 2022

This article shows how to use integrated authentication to connect to Azure SQL Database and SQL Managed Instance.

Common Prerequisites

  • Available account in Azure Active Directory.
  • Available Azure MS SQL server.
  • Azure Active Directory set to centrally manage identity and access to Azure SQL Database.
  • Installed MS ODBC Driver for SQL Server. The current version is 17.

DSN Connection

You can connect with DNS using Data Connection Manager (DCM) or without it.

Prerequisites: User or System DSN is configured in ODBC data source manager to use Azure Active Directory Interactive authentication.

DNS Settings

DSN Connection without DCM

  1. Place Input Data tool on the Designer canvas.
  2. Select the down arrow in the Connect a File or Database field.
  3. From Data Sources, choose Microsoft Azure SQL Database - ODBC.
    Data Connection
  4. Choose DSN created in the preconditions from the dropdown.
    Select DNS
    There is no need to enter credentials in the Integrated mode.
  5. In the Query Builder, choose any table from your database.
  6. Select OK.

DSN Connection Using DCM

  1. Make sure that DCM is enabled.
  2. Place Input Data tool on the Designer canvas.
  3. Below the Connect a File or Database field, select Set Up a Connection.
  4. Choose Microsoft Azure SQL Database - ODBC from Data Sources.
    Data Sources
  5. Select the Add Data Source button.
    Connection Manager
  6. Enter descriptive Data Source Name.
  7. Enter the name of DSN created in ODBC Data source manager and select Save.
    Connection Manager
  8. Select Connect Credential.
    Connection Manager
  9. For Authentication Method select No Credentials.
  10. Select Link.
    Connection Manager
    There is no need to enter credentials in the Integrated mode.
  11. Select Connect.
    Connection Manager
  12. Choose any table from your database in the Query Builder.
  13. Select OK.

DSN-less Connection

You can establish a DSN-less connection using Data Connection Manager (DCM) or without it.

DSN-less Connection without DCM

  1. Place Input Data tool on the Designer canvas.
  2. Enter this connection string in the Connect a File or Database field:
    odbc:Driver={ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server};Server=tcp:<_your_server_>,1433;Database=<_your_db_>;Encrypt=yes;TrustServerCertificate=no;Connection Timeout=30;Authentication=ActiveDirectoryIntegrated
    Replace text between <> with actual values.
  3. Select the 3 dot icon next to the Table or Query option.
  4. Choose any table from your database in the Query Builder.
  5. Select OK.

DSN-less Connection Using DCM

  1. Make sure that DCM is enabled.
  2. Place Input Data tool on the Designer canvas.
  3. Below Connect a File or Database field select Set Up a Connection.
  4. Choose Microsoft SQL Server - Quick connect from Data Sources.
    MSQL Server Quick Connect
  5. Select the Add Data Source button.
    Add Data Sources
  6. Provide a descriptive name for Data Source Name, actual server, and database name.
  7. Make sure the Driver is set to ODBC Driver 17 for SQL Server.
  8. Select the Save button.
    ODBC Driver
  9. Select Connect Credential.
  10. Choose or provide Azure Active Directory Integrated for Authentication Method and select Link.
    Connect Credentials
  11. Select Connect.
    Connect Credentials
  12. Choose any table from your database in the Query Builder.
  13. Select OK.
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