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ASP.NET public site connect to internal data source

I have a public facing ASP.NET web forms site. Client want to use an internal SQL Server to access data and in some cases also access data that is beyond their internal network. My question is how do I modify the connection string and connection to allow the SQL connection to connect and access data in their internal network from a ASP.NET web forms site not on their network?
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Kelly Martens
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Dirk StraussSenior Full Stack DeveloperCommented:
There wouldn't be too much difference between connecting to a local server (on the internal network) and connecting from an external ASP.NET site to a local SQL database. You would probably need to have the database administrator configure the server to allow remote connections, but in essence the connection string in your web.config file would point to an IP address and Port. It could look something similar to:

<connectionStrings>
  <add name="MyConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=SERVER-IP:PORT;Database=DBName;User Name=<user>;Password=<pass>" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
</connectionStrings>

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This way you can connect to the remote server (it's remote to your ASP.NET application and access the required data.
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