Managing Storage Containers

Microsoft Azure cloud storage blob service allows one to create an unlimited number of storage containers with different public access permissions, which can be configured for each storage container separately. A storage container name can be between 3 and 63 characters long and it can contain only lower case characters and numbers. In order to create a new container in an Azure storage account, open the Azure DEX main GUI application, connect to a storage account, press the right mouse button over the navigator view and select the 'Create Container' menu item.

Azure Data Expert Create Storage Container

On the storage container dialog enter a valid container name and select appropriate public access permissions for the new storage container. By default, storage containers are created without public access, but the user is provided with the ability to allow public access to data blobs or to the container and data blobs.

Azure Data Expert Storage Container Permissions

When a storage container is configured to allow public access to data blobs, the Azure blob storage service will allow unauthorized users to read data blobs stored in the container. When a storage container is configured to allow public access to the container and data blobs, the Azure blob storage service will allow unauthorized users to list data blobs in the container and read data blobs stored in the container. In order to check the public access permissions for an existing storage container, open the Azure Data Expert main GUI application, connect to the required storage account, select the storage container in the navigator view, press the right mouse button and select the 'Show Container Public Access' menu item.