Quickstart: Create a service connection in Container Apps with the Azure CLI
This quickstart shows you how to connect Azure Container Apps to other Cloud resources using the Azure CLI and Service Connector. Service Connector lets you quickly connect compute services to cloud services, while managing your connection's authentication and networking settings.
If you prefer to run CLI reference commands locally, install the Azure CLI. If you're running on Windows or macOS, consider running Azure CLI in a Docker container. For more information, see How to run the Azure CLI in a Docker container.
If you're using a local installation, sign in to the Azure CLI by using the az login command. To finish the authentication process, follow the steps displayed in your terminal. For other sign-in options, see Sign in with the Azure CLI.
When you're prompted, install the Azure CLI extension on first use. For more information about extensions, see Use extensions with the Azure CLI.
Version 2.37.0 or higher of the Azure CLI must be installed. To upgrade to the latest version, run
az upgrade. If using Azure Cloud Shell, the latest version is already installed.
The Container Apps extension must be installed in the Azure CLI or the Cloud Shell. To install it, run
az extension add --name containerapp.
Prepare to create a connection
Run the command az provider register to start using Service Connector.
az provider register -n Microsoft.ServiceLinker
Run the command
az containerapp connectionto get a list of supported target services for Container Apps.
az containerapp connection list-support-types --output table
Create a service connection
You can create a connection using an access key or a managed identity.
az containerapp connection createcommand to create a service connection between Container Apps and Azure Blob Storage with an access key.
az containerapp connection create storage-blob --secret
Provide the following information at the Azure CLI's request:
The resource group that contains the container app
The name of the resource group with the container app.
Name of the container app
The name of the container app.
The container where the connection information will be saved
The name of the container app's container.
The resource group which contains the storage account
The name of the resource group with the storage account.
Name of the storage account
The name of the storage account you want to connect to. In this guide, we're using a Blob Storage.
If you don't have a Blob Storage, you can run
az containerapp connection create storage-blob --new --secret to provision a new Blob Storage and directly connect it to your container app using a connection string.
Use the Azure CLI command
az containerapp connection list to list all your container app's provisioned connections. Replace the placeholders
<container-app-name> from the command below with the resource group and name of your container app. You can also remove the
--output table option to view more information about your connections.
az containerapp connection list -g "<container-app-resource-group>" --name "<container-app-name>" --output table
The output also displays the provisioning state of your connections: failed or succeeded.