Connect to the SSIS Catalog (SSISDB) in Azure

Applies to: SQL Server SSIS Integration Runtime in Azure Data Factory

Find the connection information you need to connect to the SSIS Catalog (SSISDB) hosted on an Azure SQL Database server. You need the following items to connect:

  • fully qualified server name
  • database name
  • login information


You can't create the SSISDB Catalog database on Azure SQL Database at this time independently of creating the Azure-SSIS Integration Runtime in Azure Data Factory. The Azure-SSIS IR is the runtime environment that runs SSIS packages on Azure. For a walkthrough of the process, see Deploy and run an SSIS package in Azure.


Before you start, make sure you have version 17.2 or later of SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). If the SSISDB Catalog database is hosted on SQL Managed Instance, make sure you have version 17.6 or later of SSMS. To download the latest version of SSMS, see Download SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS).

Get the connection info from the Azure portal

  1. Log in to the Azure portal.

  2. In the Azure portal, select SQL Databases from the left-hand menu, and then select the SSISDB database on the SQL databases page.

  3. On the Overview page for the SSISDB database, review the fully qualified server name as shown in the following image. Hover over the server name to bring up the Click to copy option.

    Server connection information

  4. If you have forgotten the login information for the SQL Database server, navigate to the SQL Database server page. There you can view the server admin name and, if necessary, reset the password.

Connect with SSMS

  1. Open SQL Server Management Studio.

  2. Connect to the server. In the Connect to Server dialog box, enter the following information:

    Setting Suggested value Description
    Server type Database Engine This value is required.
    Server name The fully qualified server name The name should be in this format:
    Authentication SQL Server Authentication
    Login The server admin account This is the account that you specified when you created the server.
    Password The password for your server admin account This is the password that you specified when you created the server.

    Connect to the server with SSMS

  3. Connect to the SSISDB database. Select Options to expand the Connect to Server dialog box. In the expanded Connect to Server dialog box, select the Connection Properties tab. In the Connect to database field, select or enter SSISDB.


    If you don't select SSISDB when you connect, you may not see the SSIS Catalog in Object Explorer.

    Select the SSISDB database for the connection

  4. Then select Connect.

  5. In Object Explorer, expand Integration Services Catalogs and then expand SSISDB to view the objects in the SSIS Catalog database.

    Find the SSISDB database in Object Explorer in SSMS

Next steps