Get Firewall Rule (classic)


THIS TOPIC APPLIES TO: noSQL Server yesAzure SQL DatabaseyesAzure SQL Data Warehouse noParallel Data Warehouse

Gets details for an Azure SQL Database Server firewall rule.


The recommended REST commands to work with SQL Database are the Resource Manager based Azure SQL Database REST API. While there is no change to SQL Database, be aware that the classic deployment model command in this article is scheduled for deprecation on December 1, 2019. For a table providing links to the specific new commands you should use, see Operations for Azure SQL Databases.


The Get Firewall Rule request must be specified as follows:

  • Replace {subscriptionId} with your subscription ID.

  • Replace {serverName} with the name of the server containing the firewall rule.

  • Replace {ruleName} with the name of the firewall rule to query.

Method Request URI HTTP Version
GET{subscriptionId}/services/sqlservers/servers/{serverName}/firewallrules/{ruleName} HTTP/1.1

In SQL Database, login data required to authenticate a connection and server-level firewall rules are temporarily cached in each database. This cache is periodically refreshed. To force a refresh of the authentication cache and make sure that a database has the latest version of the logins table, execute DBCC FLUSHAUTHCACHE (Transact-SQL).

URI Parameters


Request Headers

The following table describes the required and optional request headers:

Request Header Description
x-ms-version Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2012-03-01.

Request Body



The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.

Status Code

Response Headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Response Header Description
x-ms-request-id A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the database management service. This request id is used for request tracking. If a failure occurs that requires the user to contact Microsoft Support, the request id should be provided to Microsoft to assist in tracking and resolving the failure for the request.

Response Body

The following is an example response body:

<ServiceResource xmlns="" xmlns:i="">  

The following table describes the elements of the response body:

Element Name Description
Name The name of the firewall rule.
Type The type of the returned object; Microsoft.SqlAzure.FirewallRule
State The state of the firewall rule.
SelfLink The URI identifier for this resource.
ParentLink The URI identifier for the parent of this resource (the server).
StartIPAddress The lowest IP address in the range of the server-level firewall setting. IP addresses equal to or greater than this can attempt to connect to the server.
EndIPAddress The highest IP address in the range of the server-level firewall setting. IP addresses equal to or less than this can attempt to connect to the server.

See Also

Common REST API Error Codes
Azure SQL Database
Azure SQL Database Firewall
Azure SQL Database Security Guidelines and Limitations
Operations for Azure SQL Databases
Azure SQL Database Cmdlets