Connecting with Storage Explorer
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1 hour 52 minutes
here in our last lesson for module to we're gonna talk about connecting with Storage Explorer.
My objectives include we're gonna talk about what is Storage Explorer and its functionality.
We'll take a look at a demo where we install story to explore and connect using our azure active directory credentials. Let's get started
first. What is Storage Explorer? It's an application that could be used to work with your azure storage data. You can use it to manage blobs, files, cues and tables, and you can work with your azure resource manager storage accounts or the classic ones like the General Purpose V one.
It's available for download for Windows, Mac OS and Lennox, and you can easily connect to your storage account using your azure 80 credentials or other access tokens that will look at later.
In order to use storage, explore and connect to your storage account. You'll need are back permissions. At a minimum, you'll need read list and get storage accounts.
You can also use Storage Explorer to connect to a storage emulator.
An emulator mimics your azure blob que table services so you can develop against thes locally on your system.
This allows you to work off line and you contest applications against your storage account services without creating an azure subscription or incurring any cost, so basically allows you to emulate your stores, services for application development
and currently in preview, inside the azure portal, there is a slimmed down version of Storage. Explorer will take a look at that in our demo.
Speaking of demo, let's go over what we're gonna cover. We're going to download install Storage Explorer will connect using our Azure 80 credentials,
and then we'll go back and view the Storage Explorer preview in the portal. Let's jump over there and take a look now.
So here we are, on the main page for the Azure Storage Explorer, and we'll be sure to include a link to this in the course Notes.
First, you can see over here we have the option of operating system like we mentioned in the slides. This is available for Windows, Mac OS and Lennox. I'm going to stick with Windows and go ahead and download now going to save this out to our demo folder.
And once the download is complete, I will launch the Execute Herbal and get our install started
standard install. I'll accept the agreement and click on install.
That's really the only configuration option we have for the install.
This is going to take a few minutes, so I'm going to pause the video, wait for the installed A complete, and we'll come back and take a look at storage. Explore
the install took a few minutes. We'll go and leave this check box marked to go ahead and launch and let's click on Finish and get started with opening Azure Storage Explorer.
When Storage Explorer first opens, it's gonna ask us. What do we want to connect to
Weekend at an azure account? Were connect using in a couple of different options, like a connection stream or a shared access signature will cover those in later episodes.
But first, let's take a look at our azure environments.
We can connect to regular commercial azure, azure China, Germany or the U. S. Government Azure Instance.
I'm gonna go ahead and just choose regular azure click on next.
It's going to prompt for my user name, So let me type in my user name here
and the password
going to respond to my two factor authentication on my mobile device with authentication complete up here in the upper left is gonna ask what subscriptions we want to add to our storage explore. Instance, I only have the pays. You go one right now, so leave this selected and click on apply.
And here we have it. We're now connected to our pay. As you go subscription. We should be able to view all our storage accounts we've been creating.
Let me see him in here a little bit, so you can see it a little easier.
As you can see under our pays, you go with my azure A D account. If I expand J b t 2020. That's our storage account.
We have blobs, files, cues and tables.
Have we expand out our block containers? We have our training videos. One that we created.
Have we going to it? We can see our training video that I uploaded through the portal.
We go over to our other container vacation pics. You can see the three pictures that we uploaded there.
So you can see the storage explorer just allows you to access and view everything.
One more. Let's check out files. Shares in our department data
and we have our three pictures here is well,
so that's the basics of how to connect to our storage account services Using Storage Explorer. Let's switch over to the portal and take a look at TheStreet Explorer preview. We have available there
back in the Azure portal already in R J B T 2020 storage account.
And over here on the left, we have Storage Explorer. Preview preview just means it's still being developed and maybe not quite production ready.
If we're going to hear, we see our services, blob file shares, cues and tables and the same thing we saw in store to explore. We can go into our container and viewer files
or go to our file share, see the fall share we have created in the data in it. So you can see this is just a slimmed down version. Maybe not quite as feature rich but still a great addition to the azure portal
that does it for a demo. Let's jump back to the slides and wrap this up.
That's it for a demo. Let's finish up with a quick quiz question. What are back? Permissions are required to connect to a storage account using Storage Explorer.
You'll need read list and get storage accounts.
That does it for this lesson. In this, the last lesson in module to where we discussed exploring storage Explorer functionality
we downloaded, installed the storage Explorer.
We connected using our Azure 80 credentials.
And we took a look at the Storage Explorer preview in the portal
coming up in module three. We're going to take a look at our first. Listen, we're gonna understand container access levels. See you in the next lesson.