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Microsoft Azure Set-up

This article explains how to set up a Diplomat transaction with Microsoft Azure cloud storage as a source or destination.

A tutorial on Microsoft Azure file storage, including how to set up a storage account and define a share, can be found at https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/storage-create-storage-account.

  1. Prerequisites

  • An Microsoft Azure Storage account.
  • At least one share defined in the File Service section of the account.
  • A Microsoft Azure account access key.

  2. Download Microsoft Azure Access Key

  • Log on to your Microsoft Azure account.
  • On the Dashboard, click the storage account resource for which you want to download an access key.
  • Under 'Settings' in the left-hand navigation panel click 'Access Keys'.
  • Click the 'Click to Copy' icon.
  • You will need to paste this key into the 'Key' field in the Diplomat transaction in the next step.

  3. Set Up Diplomat Transaction

  • Open the Diplomat MFT Client.
  • Under Transactions in the top menu bar, select either Create Inbound or Create Outbound to create a new transaction. 
  • Choose 'Microsoft Azure' as the transport type.
  • Choose the storage type to be used, 
  • Fill the 'Account' field with the name of your Microsoft Azure Storage account.
  • Fill the 'Key' field with the account's access key.
  • Fill the 'Share/Container' field with the name of the share to be used.
  • The 'Directory' field is optional. When used, it refers to a sub-directory of the share.
  • Click the 'Test' button to see the current contents of your share or sub-directory.
Updated on February 19, 2020

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