Microsoft.Storage storageAccounts template reference

Template format

To create a Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts resource, add the following JSON to the resources section of your template.

  "name": "string",
  "type": "Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts",
  "apiVersion": "2019-04-01",
  "sku": {
    "name": "string",
    "restrictions": [
        "reasonCode": "string"
  "kind": "string",
  "location": "string",
  "tags": {},
  "identity": {
    "type": "SystemAssigned"
  "properties": {
    "customDomain": {
      "name": "string",
      "useSubDomainName": "boolean"
    "encryption": {
      "services": {
        "blob": {
          "enabled": "boolean"
        "file": {
          "enabled": "boolean"
      "keySource": "string",
      "keyvaultproperties": {
        "keyname": "string",
        "keyversion": "string",
        "keyvaulturi": "string"
    "networkAcls": {
      "bypass": "string",
      "virtualNetworkRules": [
          "id": "string",
          "action": "Allow",
          "state": "string"
      "ipRules": [
          "value": "string",
          "action": "Allow"
      "defaultAction": "string"
    "accessTier": "string",
    "azureFilesIdentityBasedAuthentication": {
      "directoryServiceOptions": "string"
    "supportsHttpsTrafficOnly": "boolean",
    "isHnsEnabled": "boolean"
  "resources": []

Property values

The following tables describe the values you need to set in the schema.

Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts object

Name Type Required Value
name string Yes The name of the storage account within the specified resource group. Storage account names must be between 3 and 24 characters in length and use numbers and lower-case letters only.
type enum Yes Microsoft.Storage/storageAccounts
apiVersion enum Yes 2019-04-01
sku object Yes Required. Gets or sets the SKU name. - Sku object
kind enum Yes Required. Indicates the type of storage account. - Storage, StorageV2, BlobStorage, FileStorage, BlockBlobStorage
location string Yes Required. Gets or sets the location of the resource. This will be one of the supported and registered Azure Geo Regions (e.g. West US, East US, Southeast Asia, etc.). The geo region of a resource cannot be changed once it is created, but if an identical geo region is specified on update, the request will succeed.
tags object No Gets or sets a list of key value pairs that describe the resource. These tags can be used for viewing and grouping this resource (across resource groups). A maximum of 15 tags can be provided for a resource. Each tag must have a key with a length no greater than 128 characters and a value with a length no greater than 256 characters.
identity object No The identity of the resource. - Identity object
properties object Yes The parameters used to create the storage account. - StorageAccountPropertiesCreateParameters object
resources array No managementPolicies

Sku object

Name Type Required Value
name enum Yes Gets or sets the SKU name. Required for account creation; optional for update. Note that in older versions, SKU name was called accountType. - Standard_LRS, Standard_GRS, Standard_RAGRS, Standard_ZRS, Premium_LRS, Premium_ZRS, Standard_GZRS, Standard_RAGZRS
restrictions array No The restrictions because of which SKU cannot be used. This is empty if there are no restrictions. - Restriction object

Identity object

Name Type Required Value
type enum Yes The identity type. - SystemAssigned

StorageAccountPropertiesCreateParameters object

Name Type Required Value
customDomain object No User domain assigned to the storage account. Name is the CNAME source. Only one custom domain is supported per storage account at this time. To clear the existing custom domain, use an empty string for the custom domain name property. - CustomDomain object
encryption object No Provides the encryption settings on the account. If left unspecified the account encryption settings will remain the same. The default setting is unencrypted. - Encryption object
networkAcls object No Network rule set - NetworkRuleSet object
accessTier enum No Required for storage accounts where kind = BlobStorage. The access tier used for billing. - Hot or Cool
azureFilesIdentityBasedAuthentication object No Provides the identity based authentication settings for Azure Files. - AzureFilesIdentityBasedAuthentication object
supportsHttpsTrafficOnly boolean No Allows https traffic only to storage service if sets to true. The default value is true since API version 2019-04-01.
isHnsEnabled boolean No Account HierarchicalNamespace enabled if sets to true.

Restriction object

Name Type Required Value
reasonCode enum No The reason for the restriction. As of now this can be "QuotaId" or "NotAvailableForSubscription". Quota Id is set when the SKU has requiredQuotas parameter as the subscription does not belong to that quota. The "NotAvailableForSubscription" is related to capacity at DC. - QuotaId or NotAvailableForSubscription

CustomDomain object

Name Type Required Value
name string Yes Gets or sets the custom domain name assigned to the storage account. Name is the CNAME source.
useSubDomainName boolean No Indicates whether indirect CName validation is enabled. Default value is false. This should only be set on updates.

Encryption object

Name Type Required Value
services object No List of services which support encryption. - EncryptionServices object
keySource enum Yes The encryption keySource (provider). Possible values (case-insensitive): Microsoft.Storage, Microsoft.Keyvault. - Microsoft.Storage or Microsoft.Keyvault
keyvaultproperties object No Properties provided by key vault. - KeyVaultProperties object

NetworkRuleSet object

Name Type Required Value
bypass enum No Specifies whether traffic is bypassed for Logging/Metrics/AzureServices. Possible values are any combination of Logging Metrics AzureServices (For example, "Logging, Metrics"), or None to bypass none of those traffics. - None, Logging, Metrics, AzureServices
virtualNetworkRules array No Sets the virtual network rules - VirtualNetworkRule object
ipRules array No Sets the IP ACL rules - IPRule object
defaultAction enum Yes Specifies the default action of allow or deny when no other rules match. - Allow or Deny

AzureFilesIdentityBasedAuthentication object

Name Type Required Value
directoryServiceOptions enum Yes Indicates the directory service used. - None or AADDS

EncryptionServices object

Name Type Required Value
blob object No The encryption function of the blob storage service. - EncryptionService object
file object No The encryption function of the file storage service. - EncryptionService object

KeyVaultProperties object

Name Type Required Value
keyname string No The name of KeyVault key.
keyversion string No The version of KeyVault key.
keyvaulturi string No The Uri of KeyVault.

VirtualNetworkRule object

Name Type Required Value
id string Yes Resource ID of a subnet, for example: /subscriptions/{subscriptionId}/resourceGroups/{groupName}/providers/Microsoft.Network/virtualNetworks/{vnetName}/subnets/{subnetName}.
action enum No The action of virtual network rule. - Allow
state enum No Gets the state of virtual network rule. - provisioning, deprovisioning, succeeded, failed, networkSourceDeleted

IPRule object

Name Type Required Value
value string Yes Specifies the IP or IP range in CIDR format. Only IPV4 address is allowed.
action enum No The action of IP ACL rule. - Allow

EncryptionService object

Name Type Required Value
enabled boolean No A boolean indicating whether or not the service encrypts the data as it is stored.

Quickstart templates

See all Microsoft.Storage templates in Azure Quickstart templates.