SSL connection to SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio

To connect to your SQL database using SQL Server Management Studio:
Note:  You will need to download and install SQL Server Management Studio 2016 to connect to a SQL 2016 database.

Open SQL Server Management Studio, the Connect to Server window will open. Select/enter the following:

    * Server Type: Database Engine
    * Server Name: [The SQL server name found in the Control Panel Site Info Manager/MS SQL Manager]
    * Authentication: SQL Server Authentication
    * Login: [SQL DB Login name]
    * Password: [SQL DB Password]

Click the Options button. Under connection properties, check the Encrypt connection box.

Click connect.
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