Exercise - Create a storage blob


Create a storage account

In this task, you'll create a new storage account.

  1. Sign in to the Azure portal at https://portal.azure.com

  2. Select Create a resource.

  3. Under Categories, select Storage.

  4. Under Storage account, select Create.

  5. On the Basics tab of the Create a storage account blade, fill in the following information. Leave the defaults for everything else.

    Setting Value
    Subscription Concierge Subscription
    Resource group Select the resource group that starts with learn
    Storage account name Create a unique storage account name
    Region Leave default
    Performance Standard
    Redundancy Locally redundant storage (LRS)
  6. On the Advanced tab of the Create a storage account blade, fill in the following information. Leave the defaults for everything else.

    Setting Value
    Allow enabling anonymous access on individual containers Checked

    Screenshot showing how to enable anonymous-access containers on a storage account.

  7. Select Review to review your storage account settings and allow Azure to validate the configuration.

  8. Once validated, select Create. Wait for the notification that the account was successfully created.

  9. Select Go to resource.

Work with blob storage

In this section, you'll create a Blob container and upload a picture.

  1. Under Data storage, select Containers.

    Screenshot of the Container add section of a storage account.

  2. Select + Container and complete the information.

    Setting Value
    Name Enter a name for the container
    Anonymous access level Private (no anonymous access)
  3. Select Create.


    Step 4 will need an image. If you want to upload an image you already have on your computer, continue to Step 4. Otherwise, open a new browser window and search Bing for an image of a flower. Save the image to your computer.

  4. Back in the Azure portal, select the container you created, then select Upload.

  5. Browse for the image file you want to upload. Select it and then select upload.


    You can upload as many blobs as you like in this way. New blobs will be listed within the container.

  6. Select the Blob (file) you just uploaded. You should be on the properties tab.

  7. Copy the URL from the URL field and paste it into a new tab.

    You should receive an error message similar to the following.

      <Message>The specified resource does not exist. RequestId:4a4bd3d9-101e-005a-1a3e-84bd42000000</Message>

Change the access level of your blob

  1. Go back to the Azure portal.

  2. Select Change access level.

  3. Set the Anonymous access level to Blob (anonymous read access for blobs only).

    Screenshot with Change access level highlighted.

  4. Select OK.

  5. Refresh the tab where you attempted to access the file earlier.

Congratulations - you've completed this exercise. You created a storage account, added a container to the storage account, and then uploaded blobs (files) to your container. Then you changed the access level so you could access your file from the internet.

Clean up

The sandbox automatically cleans up your resources when you're finished with this module.

When you're working in your own subscription, it's a good idea at the end of a project to identify whether you still need the resources you created. Resources that you leave running can cost you money. You can delete resources individually or delete the resource group to delete the entire set of resources.