Since this one caught me out and a few other people it seemed like a good idea to blog about this. Sometime ago the Azure portal got a make over, which l have say make the portal look very pretty. Whilst setting up a proof of concept for PowerBI l thought it was also a good time to look at setting up an Azure SQL database. The last time l did this was in the previous portal. So l duly set up the database, one of the last steps was to allow the IP address from my work organisation access to the database. So l goggled and found this page - https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/documentation/articles/sql-database-configure-firewall-settings/ The Wrong Way Open the new style Azure Portal Click on browse (1) From the list of blades click once on SQL databases (Figure 1) Figure 1 - Opening the SQL databases blade Click on the 'SQL databases' blade this will open a list of the all the SQL databases that are in your account (Figure 2) Figure 2 - List of SQL databases showing area where to click to show settings Clicking on the ellipsis will cause a new menu window to appear (Figure 3) Figure 3 - Clicking on the ellipsis to get the settings link Click once on the settings link this will then open the settings window (Figure 4) Figure 4 - Settings for the database 'JiraData' As can be seen in Figure 4 there is no firewall settings. The Right Way Open the new style Azure Portal Click on browse (1) From the list of blades click once on SQL servers (Figure 5) Figure 5 - Opening the SQL servers blade Click on the SQL Servers blade and this will open a list of all the SQL servers in your account (Figure 6) Figure 6 - List of SQL servers Move the mouse over the row which is the SQL server that require to see the settings for. Click once with left hand mouse button the selected SQL server in Figure 6 this is SQL server 'kjsgbci03i'. This will then open Settings window on the far right hand side (see Figure 7) Figure 7 - Settings page for SQL server Click once on the firewall row and this will open the 'Firewall settings' window (see Figure 8) Figure 8 - Firewall settings window Final Note Splitting the settings for SQL servers and SQL databases, does make sense, the same logic is used within SSMS. That said in the old style portal, the link to the page for setting allowed IP Addresses is under 'SQL databases' (see Figure 9). Hence why l must have looked at SQL databases blade first. At least that's my excuse and l am sticking to it ;-> Figure 9 - SQL server page with link to Manage allowed IP addresses (Firewall rules) in the old style Auzure portal.