SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption and Extensible Key Management Using Azure Key Vault–Part:AP2

Set up an Azure Active Directory service principal using the Azure Portal

This is Part: AP2 (Azure Portal) of a 4-part blog series: 

This blog in the series provides the step-by-step instructions to configure Azure Active Directory 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).

Go to the Azure Portal, and sign in. Register an application with Azure Active Directory (AAD). 


Note! An AAD application is basically registering a “Name” which generates a GUID and a Secret.


3. Copy the Application