Use this guide along with the Data Tab Configuration guide to configure a SQL Server-integrated SecureAuth IdP realm. 

NOTE: If connecting SecureAuth IdP to SQL Server User Data Store using Windows Authentication, click here to view the instructional PDF.


1. Have an on-premises SQL Server data store

2. Designate a service account with read access (and optional write access) for SecureAuth IdP

SQL Server Configuration Steps

1. In the Membership Connection Settings, select SQL Server from the Data Store dropdown

2. Provide the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) or the IP Address in the Data Source field

3. Provide the Database Name in the Initial Catalog field

4. Select True from the Integrated Security dropdown if the IIS app pool's service account is to be used in the connection (see Integrated Auth Requirements below)

Select False to specify a SQL service account instead

Integrated Auth Requirements

1. Join the server to the domain to utilize a domain service account

2. In IIS, set the application pool Identity for both the .NET v4.5 and SecureAuth0 app pools to use the preferred service account; and set Load User Profile to True

3. Make the service account a member of the local administrators group of the SecureAuth IdP server(s)

4. Perform an IIS reset after making the changes

5. Select True from the Persist Security Info dropdown if access to the username and password information is allowed

6. Provide the User ID of the SecureAuth IdP Service Account (if False is selected in step 4)

7. Provide the Password associated to the User ID (if False is selected in step 4)

8. Click Generate Connection String, and the Connection String auto-populates

9. Select how the Service Account Password is to be stored in the directory from the Password Format dropdown

10. Create a list of Allowed Groups that can access the target resource of this realm, e.g. Admins

11. Create a list of Denied Groups that cannot access the target resource of this realm

12. Provide the Stored Procedure Name for Get User SP

13. Provide the Stored Procedure Name for Reset Password SP

14. Provide the Stored Procedure Name for Create User SP

15. Click Test Connection to ensure that the connection is successful

If using a Custom Connection String and experience an error when testing the connection, then refer to the Custom Connection String Error section below for a workaround

Refer to Data Tab Configuration to complete the configuration steps in the Data tab of the Web Admin

Refer to SQL User Data Store Tables and Stored Procedures Configuration Guide for information regarding profile mapping

Custom Connection String Error


If manually entering a custom connection string, an error may occur when testing the connection, which hinders the SQL Server to successfully integrate with SecureAuth IdP

This error may occur only if Custom Connection String is checked, the Connection String is manually entered into the field rather than generated by the Web Admin, and the fields that comprise the generated Connection String are left empty / default

System Info


1. In the Links section, select Click to edit Web Config File

Web Config Editor


2. Search for SQLServer and manually enter the connection string into the web.config file

3. Click Save

This enables a successful connection; however, clicking Test Connection in the Data tab may still yield an error