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Enable Transparent Data Encryption

Enabling TDE would go a long way to help placate business sponsors concerned about their data being housed in Microsoft's datacenters. Even though the cloud is arguably more secure than doing it yourself, turning on TDE would provide a warm fuzzy feeling to those not comfortable with the concept.

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    anonymousanonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Jason HornerJason Horner shared a merged idea: Support SQL Server Encryption  ·   · 
    Avi StokarAvi Stokar shared a merged idea: Add TDE to Azure SQL  ·   · 
    VictorVictor shared a merged idea: SQL Transparent Data Encryption (TDE) or column encryption  ·   · 
    Juan Pablo PérezJuan Pablo Pérez shared a merged idea: Enable to encrypt Store Procedures, Triggers, Functions, etc.  ·   · 

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      • arunarun commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm sure this is possible if you create a cryptographic provider to an Azurekeyvault then create an asymmetric key and database encryption from that then alter your database to set encryption on?

      • Ryan GrahamRyan Graham commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would also like to hear about any updates on this - this paired with Azure Key Vault like on prem SQL would be VERY nice.

      • Dariel MarlowDariel Marlow commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Originally shared 5+ years ago, planned for 3+ years and no updates... A simple update would go a long way guys.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is there any update on this? It's been 3 years since the last official reply to this idea. TDE would be a welcome addition to Azure SQL

      • Kevin ChristensenKevin Christensen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My company's application stores financial data so it must be encrypted. If you could add support for the built-in encryption functions our app could at least use those to encrypt the sensitive data.

      • MeenuMeenu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Its been almost 2.5 years since this feature went in planned stage. Any tineframe when would this be made available. If not please update the status accordingly so we can plan our future product releases accordingly. Thanks.

      • AdminAdmin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Its been over 2 years since it went in "Planned" phase. Any idea when would this feature be available. We have a healthcare application that we would like to host on azure but without encryption we are forced to look elsewhere.

      • VictorVictor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        My company is switching to AWS with Oracle Enterprise because Azure doesn't support TDE. :(

      • WalterWalter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hello? Still haveig trouble to make the encryption compatible with NSA? 4 years for nothing or what?

      • Florin NeamtuFlorin Neamtu commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Very interested in this too!!
        A simple update on this feature would be useful, just say you're not going to do it in the next 2 years because x and y and z. Then I'll clearly know my options and can work around it - encrypt sensitive data in wcf services and give up searching on those columns or whatever. But having no official take from MS on this, keeps me in a bit of a dead-lock situation - should I spend my time implementing this, or just keep hoping? It's been a long time since this important feature was requested, any decision at this point is way better than no decision.

      • WalterWalter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Guy, it's been almost two years now. We're waiting since 2009. That's 4 Years.
        Are you there? Anybody there???

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