Contributing

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How to run this project

Prerequisites

To complete this quickstart:

  • Install Azure Storage SDK for Python. <!-- (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/develop/python/) which makes it easy to consume Microsoft Azure Storage services. -->

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Create a storage account using the Azure portal

First, create a new general-purpose storage account to use for this quickstart.

  1. Go to the Azure portal and log in using your Azure account.
  2. On the Hub menu, select New > Storage > Storage account - blob, file, table, queue.
  3. Enter a name for your storage account. The name must be between 3 and 24 characters in length and may contain numbers and lowercase letters only. It must also be unique.
  4. Set Deployment model to Resource manager.
  5. Set Account kind to General purpose.
  6. Set Performance to Standard.
  7. Set Replication to Locally Redundant storage (LRS).
  8. Set Storage service encryption to Disabled.
  9. Set Secure transfer required to Disabled.
  10. Select your subscription.
  11. For resource group, create a new one and give it a unique name.
  12. Select the Location to use for your storage account.
  13. Check Pin to dashboard and click Create to create your storage account.

After your storage account is created, it is pinned to the dashboard. Click on it to open it. Under SETTINGS, click Access keys. Select a key and copy the CONNECTION STRING to the clipboard, then paste it into Notepad for later use.

Configure your storage connection string

In the application, you must provide your storage account name and account key to create a BlockBlobService object. Open the example.py file from the Solution Explorer in your IDE. Replace accountname and accountkey with your account name and key.

block_blob_service = BlockBlobService(account_name='accountname', account_key='accountkey')