[Azure] Creating an Azure Blob Storage Resource and Container

Level of Difficulty: Junior.

Do you have files that you would like to store in Azure? Azure Blob Storage is perfect for that. Here’s the 101 on Azure Blob Storage that will be covered in this post:

  1. Create a Resource Group
  2. Create an Azure Blob Storage Account Resource
  3. Create a Container
  4. Upload Files
  5. Retrieve Connection Strings and Keys

Let’s take a deep dive.

Create a Resource Group

First, you should create a resource group that will group any resources related to a specific project:

Create Azure Blob Storage Account

Now that we have a place to store all of our resources, let’s create some Blob Storage. Start by navigating to Home and selecting Create a resource:

Search for storage account and click on the suggested resource named Storage account that pops up right under the search box:

You should be navigated to the Storage Account resource with the option to Create the resource:

Ensure that the correct subscription and resource group are filled, along with the name of the storage account and the region, before clicking create + review:

Make sure you have taken note of the information in the Advanced, Networking, Data protection and Tags tabs, before confirming the creation of the resource.

Create Container and Upload File

Navigate to the newly created storage account, select Containers and create a new container. Give the container a Name before hitting Create:

Click on the newly created container and select Upload. Navigate to the file that you would like to upload and select Upload.

Your file should now be visible and ready for use:

Retrieve Connection String or Keys

Navigate back to the Storage Account resource (make sure you aren’t in a container) then click on Access keys to fid your keys and connection strings.

Did this work for you? Did you get stuck somewhere?

Feel free to leave a comment below if you did or if you have cool use cases you’d like to share.

Published by Jacqui Muller

I am an application architect and part time lecturer by current professions who enjoys dabbling in software development, RPA, IOT, advanced analytics, data engineering and business intelligence. I am aspiring to complete a PhD degree in Computer Science within the next three years. My competencies include a high level of computer literacy as well as programming in various languages. I am passionate about my field of study and occupation as I believe it has the ability and potential to impact lives - both drastically and positively. I come packaged with an ambition to succeed and make the world a better place.

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