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General availability of Secure Implicit Connections

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We are excited to announce that secure implicitly shared connections are now generally available and are available in all regions.

This highly anticipated feature provides a secure layer of protection for fixed credential connections such as SQL Server basic auth (i.e., connection string username and password.)  All new apps now use this feature.  Older apps must be converted to use this feature (if not already converted) and previously shared connections unshared.

With this new feature, connections are no longer shared with other makers. Instead, the app now interacts with a connection proxy object that only allows queries from the app and also only allows the types of queries that are in the app.  The most prominent use of implicitly shared connections is for SQL Server. Admins can use a report available in the COE toolkit to find apps that do not use this feature.      

For more information, see the article on Secure Implicit Connections