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Lesson Learned #23: How to add AAD Security Groups to Azure SQL Database?

In these days, we are receiving multiples cases where our customer needs to add Azure SQL Database groups from Azure Active Directory.

This is an example to how to archive it.

  • Using the Portal in Azure:
    • I created a user called SQLMember.
    • I created a group called SQLGroup, adding the member SQLMember.


  • Using SQL SERVER Management Studio connected to the User Database using the Azure Active Directory Admin User and clicking New Query.


  • Running SELECT * FROM SYS.DATABASE_PRINCIPALS we could see that the group has been created in Azure SQL Database



  • Finally, I disconnected from SQL Server Management Studio and I connect again using the user to the database and I was able to connect without issue, applying the read-only permissions for the database