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Creating the Azure Storage Account

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An Azure Storage Account is required to store some of the key values that are used in the operation of the AppManager.

NOTE: This section is being provided for reference only.  Microsoft updates their Azure interface regularly so the images and instructions may not be the most current.  For issues, please consult Microsoft Documentation.

We recommend that your qualified Azure support resource perform these actions.

The following are the steps to create the Azure Storage Account to enable the Azure Table storage for some of the supporting configuration files for AppManager.

  • Access Azure and navigate to “More Services” using the left panel link
  • Scroll down to the Storage Section in the popup menu and select “Storage Accounts”
  • In the Storage Account, click on “+Add”
  • In the Create Storage Account dialog, set the following values:
    • Name (a unique name for your account.  NOTE: Must be all lowercasemust begin with a letter, can contain both letters and numbers
    • Deployment Model: Resource Manager
    • Account kind: General Purpose
    • Performance: Standard
    • Replication: Locally-redundant storage (LRS)
    • Storage service encryption: Disabled
    • Subscription: Pay-As-You-Go
    • Resource Group: Create New (use the same value as the Name set above)
    • Location: East US (unless another location is closer to you)
    • Virtual networks (Preview): Disabled
    • Click on the Create button

It can take a few minutes for the storage account to be created.  Once it appears in the list, click on the entry and navigate to the “Access Keys”.  Copy one of the Connection String values and save it to be used in the next step.

  • Once the account is created, select the account and click on the “Access key” option in the account menu
  • Copy one of the Connection String values that appear in the right pane and save to Notepad.  It will be needed for the next step as a key value in the interchange.settings.config file.
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