Azure Storage Explorer

The Azure Storage Explorer (ASE) can be used to access the storage accounts.

Using the ASE from within a VM of a Workspace

For (C)ST - getting the keys

  • Make sure the storage account is least-privileged accessible only

    • Double check the firewalls and virtual network settings

    • E.g. if the storage account is accessible to the world, the information below can be used by anybody, there is no additional check on credentials!!!

  • Create a new TXT-file locally

  • Go to portal.azure.com and go to the appropriate storage account

  • Select Access Keys (1)

  • Copy the Storage Account Name (2)

  • Type in text file: storage account name: + <paste>

  • Copy key1 (3)

  • Type in text file: key: + <paste>

  • Upload the text file to the appropriate Workspace

  • Inform the Workspace Accountable / Privileged Member

For Workspace Accountable / Privileged Member - Installing & Configuring the ASE

  • Download the ASE locally, upload it to your Workspace and install it as admin in a VM

  • Find and open the uploaded text file

  • Start ASE

  • Click the connector (1)

  • Select Use a storage account name and key (2)

  • From the text file, copy and paste storage account name into Display name (3)

  • From the text file, copy and paste storage account name into Account name (4)

  • From the text file, copy and paste the key into Account key (5)

  • Next, Accept