Part 3 (Portal) – SQL Server TDE and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault

Create a Key Vault using the Azure Portal

This is Part: AP3 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series:

This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to create an Azure Key Vault using the Azure Portal.


To grant SQL Server access permissions to your Azure Key Vault, you will need a Service Principal account in Azure Active Directory (AAD) (created in Part: AP2). The Azure Portal can be used to create the Key Vault and add an Azure Active Directory Principal to the Key Vault.

Go to the Azure Portal, and sign in. Create a new resource