This blog will show you how to create an Azure private endpoint to secure a connection to a MySQL database. Outside access to this database will not be allowed. Hence, let’s get started on the easiest way to make a private endpoint Azure SQL connection. 

What Is an Azure Private Endpoint? 

A private endpoint is an Azure service that enables private and secure access to Azure PaaS services. This ensures that the network traffic between a virtual network and a service travels via the Microsoft backbone within your network boundary. Therefore, a private endpoint will block Internet traffic. 

Here, we create a private endpoint to the MySQL database server so the MySQL server will not be exposed to the Internet. 


  • An Azure account with an active subscription

How to Create a Private Endpoint Using the Azure Portal (For MySQL) 

Follow these steps shown below and create a private endpoint using Azure Portal!  

Step 1: Filling Basics

Step 1.1: Go to the Azure portal and search for Private Link and click Create private endpoint. 

Step 1.2: Under its Project section, select Subscription and choose the Resource group. 

Step 1.3: Under its Instance details section, provide Name, choose the Region, and click Next: Resource.

creating private end point
Creating a private endpoint

Step 2: Filling In the Details under The Resource Tab

Step 2.1: Under the Resource tab, select Connection method as “Connect to an Azure resource in my directory”. 

Step 2.2: Choose Subscription.  

Step 2.3: Select Resource Type: the resource (Microsoft.DBforMySQL/servers) we want to link to the Private endpoint. 

Step 2.4: Select Resource: Choose the resource created under our resource group. 

Step 2.5: Select target sub-resource (mysqlServer) 

Step 2.6: Click Next: Configuration

configuring resource tab
 Configuring Resource Tab

Step 3: Configuring the Configuration Tab.

Step 3.1: Under the Configuration Tab, select virtual network. 

Step 3.2: Select Subnet: you should choose the private subnet under our VNet. 

Step 3.3: Select Yes on Integrate with Private DNS zone. 

Step 3.4: Click Review + create. 

configuring configuration tab
Configuring Configuration Tab

Step 4: Final Step

Now, we can use the hostname ( ) of the MySQL server in configuration files, and it will redirect the traffic through the private network.

Wrapping Up

That was all about creating a private endpoint for Azure! 

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