Create Credential - Authenticate to Azure Storage

 

Applies To: SQL Server 2016

Use the Backup to URL – Create Credential dialog box to create a new SQL Credential.

When using this dialog box to create a credential, you must provide a Windows Azure Management Certificate added to the local certificate store or a publishing profile downloaded to your computer to validate the subscription and the storage account information.

SQL Credential
Specify the name of the SQL Credential you want to create.

Management Certificate
Use this option to specify a certificate from the local certificate store that matches the management certificate from Windows Azure. For more information on Windows Azure management certificate, see Create and Upload a Management Certificate for Windows Azure.

Subscription
Select, type, or paste your Windows Azure subscription ID that matches the management certificate from the local certificate store.

Publishing Profile
Use this option if you have a publishing profile downloaded to your computer. If you use this option, the subscription ID, and the certificate are auto populated.

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SQL Server currently supports publishing profile version 2.0. To download the supported version of the publishing profile, see Download Publishing Profile 2.0.

Select the storage account you want to use to store the backup files on.

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