Creating a database

For optimal performance, it is highly recommended that the application database is also running in the same Azure instance.

You can create a database in Azure using the Azure portal, a PowerShell script, or an Azure CLI script.

In this tutorial, you will create a database using the Azure portal; and you will create an Azure SQL Database.

Azure SQL Database is based on the latest stable version of the Microsoft SQL Server database engine.

Step 1: In the search box at the top of the portal, enter SQL database.

Step 2: In the search results, select SQL database.

Step 3: Select Create.

Step 4: On the Basics page, configure the following options:

  1. Select the subscription.

  2. Select the resource group.

  3. Enter any text as the database name.

  4. For Server, select Create New to create a new server and specify the following:

    1. Server name: Enter a unique name as the server name, for example, pscloudapp (so the full name is

    2. Server admin login: Enter any text as the administrator user name, for example, appeon

    3. Password: Enter a password that meets the requirement, for example, pwdsqlserver8*

  5. Leave Want to use SQL elastic pool set to No.

  6. Under Compute + storage, select Configure database, and then select the appropriate options and click Apply.

  7. For Backup storage redundancy, select Geo-redundant backup storage.

  8. Select Next: Networking at the bottom of the page.

Step 5: On the Networking page, configure the following options:

  1. For Network connectivity, select Public endpoint.

  2. Set both of Allow Azure services and resources to access this server and Add current client IP address to Yes.

  3. Select Next: Security at the bottom of the page.

Step 6: Keep the default Security options. Click Next: Additional settings at the bottom of the screen.

Step 7: On the Additional settings page, in the Data source section, select whether to restore from a backup or select sample data or start with a blank database.

Step 8: Select Review + create at the bottom of the page.

Step 9: When validation completes, select Create.

After the database is created, you can view the connection strings.