Connecting to Microsoft Azure Blob Storage

Azure Blob storage is Microsoft’s object storage solution for the cloud. Blob storage is optimized for storing massive amounts of unstructured data. Unstructured data is data that doesn’t adhere to

  • Step 1: Navigate to your instance of Publisher and select menu "Data Sources" in the side navigation bar.

  • Step 2: On the Data Sources page, click "Connect Data Source" button.

  • Step 3: Click on the "Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Object Store" option.

  • Step 4: Click "Next"

  • Step 5: You will require the following in order to create a connection to Azure Blob Storage:

    1. An Azure storage account containing the data.

    2. The Azure storage account name.

    3. The Azure storage account access key.

    4. The name of the Azure container that contains the data.


    You can read more about Azure storage account access keys here.

  • Step 6: Choose the storage account type from Azure Blob Storage Account. Navigate to Access Keys under Settings and Copy the first storage access key listed using the copy icon.

  • Step 7: In the dialog, type the storage account name and paste the access key in the input fields. Click "Next"

  • Step 8: Select the Azure container containing the data you wish to add and click "Next"

  • Step 9: Type a name for the data source and click "Done"

  • Step 10: Once the data source has been connected, you may optionally publish a collection containing the data on Networks by clicking "Share Collection"

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