Get started using Azure Storage with Java

SDK Versions

In this sample, you will find the following folders:

Prerequisites

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

Create a Storage Account using the Azure portal

Step 1 : Create a new general-purpose storage account to use for this tutorial.

  • Go to the Azure Portal and log in using your Azure account.
  • Select New > Storage > Storage account.
  • Select your Subscription.
  • For Resource group, create a new one and give it a unique name.
  • Enter a name for your storage account.
  • Select the Location to use for your Storage Account.
  • Set Account kind to StorageV2(general purpose v2).
  • Set Performance to Standard.
  • Set Replication to Locally-redundant storage (LRS).
  • Set Secure transfer required to Disabled.
  • Check Review + create and click Create to create your Storage Account.

Step 2 : Copy and save keys.

  • After your Storage Account is created. Click on it to open it. Select Settings > Access keys > key1/key2, Select a key and copy the Key to the clipboard, then paste it into text editor for later use.

Set credentials in environment variables

Linux

export AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT="<YourAccountName>"
export AZURE_STORAGE_ACCESS_KEY="<YourAccountKey>"

Windows

setx AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT "<YourAccountName>"
setx AZURE_STORAGE_ACCESS_KEY "<YourAccountKey>"

At this point, you can run this application using maven: mvn compile exec:java. It creates its own file to upload and download, and then cleans up after itself by deleting everything at the end.

mvn compile exec:java

This Quickstart shows how to do the following operations of Storage Blobs.

  • Create a Storage Account using the Azure portal.
  • Create a container.
  • Upload a file to block blob.
  • List blobs.
  • Download a blob to file.
  • Delete a blob.
  • Delete the container.

Resources

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