Manage storage accounts by using the Azure Explorer for IntelliJ

The Azure Explorer, which is part of the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ, provides Java developers with an easy-to-use solution for managing storage accounts in their Azure account from inside the IntelliJ integrated development environment (IDE).

Prerequisites

The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ requires the following software components:

  • IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate Edition, which can be downloaded from the JetBrains website.

  • A Java Developer Kit (JDK), version 1.8 or later.

  • An operating system. The Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ has been tested on the following operating systems:

    • Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, and Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008
    • Mac OS X version "Yosemite" or later
    • Ubuntu Linux version 14, 15, and 16

For more information, see the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ page at the JetBrains Plugin Repository.

Displaying the Azure Explorer Tool Window

If the Azure Explorer tool window is not visible in IntelliJ, click View, then click Tool Windows, and then click Azure Explorer.

Show Azure Explorer Tool Window

Create a storage account in IntelliJ

To create a storage account by using the Azure Explorer, do the following:

  1. Sign in to your Azure account by using the Sign-in instructions for the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.

  2. In the Azure Explorer view, expand the Azure node, right-click Storage Accounts, and then click Create Storage Account.

    Create Storage Account command

  3. In the Create Storage Account dialog box, specify the following options:

    Create New Storage Account dialog box

    • Name: Specifies the name for the new storage account.

    • Account kind: Specifies the type of storage account to create (for example, "Blob storage"). For more information, see About Azure storage accounts.

    • Performance: Specifies which storage account offering to use from the selected publisher (for example, "Premium"). For more information, see Azure storage scalability and performance targets.

    • Replication: Specifies the replication for the storage account (for example, "Zone-Redundant"). For more information, see Azure storage replication.

    • Subscription: Specifies the Azure subscription that you want to use for the new storage account.

    • Location: Specifies the location where your storage account will be created (for example, "West US").

    • Resource Group: Specifies the resource group for your virtual machine. Select one of the following options:

      • Create new: Specifies that you want to create a new resource group.
      • Use existing: Specifies that you will select from a list of resource groups that are associated with your Azure account.
  4. When you have specified all of the preceding options, click OK.

Create a storage container in IntelliJ

To create a storage container by using the Azure Explorer, do the following:

  1. In the Azure Explorer view, right-click the storage account where you want to create a container, and then click Create blob container.

    Create blob container command

  2. In the Create blob container dialog box, specify the name for your container, and then click OK. For more information about naming storage containers, see Naming and referencing containers, blobs, and metadata.

    Create Storage Container Dialog Box

Delete a storage container in IntelliJ

To delete a storage container by using the Azure Explorer, do the following:

  1. In the Azure Explorer view, right-click the storage container, and then click Delete.

    Delete storage container command

  2. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

    Delete storage container confirmation window

Delete a storage account in IntelliJ

To delete a storage account by using the Azure Explorer, do the following:

  1. In the Azure Explorer view, right-click the storage account, and then select Delete.

    Delete storage account menu

  2. In the confirmation window, click Yes.

    Delete storage account confirmation window

Next steps

For more information about Azure storage accounts, sizes, and pricing, see the following resources:

For more information about the Azure toolkits for Java IDEs, see the following links:

For more information about using Java with Azure, see the Azure Java Developer Center and the Java Tools for Visual Studio Team Services.