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Create Storage Account with SFTP enabled

Last updated: 20/09/2022

Creates an Azure Storage account and a blob container that can be accessed using SFTP protocol. Access can be password or public-key based.

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Parameter Name Description
storageAccountName Storage Account Name
storageAccountType Storage Account type
location Region
userName Username of primary user
homeDirectory Home directory of primary user. Should be a container.
publicKey SSH Public Key for primary user. If not specified, Azure will generate a password which can be accessed securely

Use the template


New-AzResourceGroup -Name <resource-group-name> -Location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
New-AzResourceGroupDeployment -ResourceGroupName <resource-group-name> -TemplateUri
Install and configure Azure PowerShell

Command line

az group create --name <resource-group-name> --location <resource-group-location> #use this command when you need to create a new resource group for your deployment
az group deployment create --resource-group <my-resource-group> --template-uri
Install and Configure the Azure Cross-Platform Command-Line Interface