Intro – SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

Welcome to my blog series on setting up SQL Server TDE to use Azure Key Vault.

I’m a Program Manager with the Azure SQL Security Team / Product Group and I will walk you through the process of configuring the various services, features and products to encrypt your SQL Server databases.


Setting up TDE to use Azure Key Vault (AKV) can be a complex process which has been made even more challenging due to limited documentation, challenging online instructions and multiple steps using 4 different products:

SQL Server Connector for Microsoft Azure Key Vault (aka: SQL Server Connector) Azure