SQL Azure Admin Password

When creating a brand-new SQL Azure Database, I was unsure on how to connect to it.

There is a button to “Show connection strings” – but that shows as :


Thee is the ability to open within Visual Studio (bottom row of buttons) – but it would then ask me to provide a password – but HOW/WHAT is it !!??!


It turns out that there is an easy way to do this.

If you consider that each DATABASE will live on a specific SERVER, you need to set the Administrator password for the ‘SERVER’ itself.

  • Click on the link for the ‘server’


  • Flip to the ‘Dashboard’ tab
  • There’s a link to ‘Reset Admin Password’


Obviously – you don’t want to do this for EVERY database – but if you’re doing it for the first time, then you need to SET the password.

P.S.  The default login account is :   AzureCloudAdmin

Too easy – in the end !

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