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Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Unleashed by Alex T. Silverstein, Chris Gallelli, Paul T. Bertucci, Ray Rankins

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Configuring Your Firewall

On the Configure screen, you can create named firewall rules that allow individual IP addresses and IP address ranges access to your server.

It’s important to understand that SQL Database only allows client access over TCP/IP port 1433 (the default SQL Server port) using an encrypted connection. By default, no clients are allowed to access your server; you must grant access explicitly. You must also configure your local machines by enabling TCP/IP (using Configuration Manager) and by opening outgoing port 1433 on your firewall (incoming port 1433 usually need not be enabled, as allowed outgoing port requests usually enable incoming traffic on the same port).

Use the Configure screen to add the IP addresses you need to ...

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