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.

Important

Service Connector in Container Apps is currently in preview. See the Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews for legal terms that apply to Azure features that are in beta, preview, or otherwise not yet released into general availability.

Prerequisites

  • 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

  1. Run the command az provider register to start using Service Connector.

    az provider register -n Microsoft.ServiceLinker
    
  2. Run the command az containerapp connection to 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.

  1. Run the az containerapp connection create command to create a service connection between Container Apps and Azure Blob Storage with an access key.

    az containerapp connection create storage-blob --secret
    
  2. Provide the following information at the Azure CLI's request:

    Setting Description
    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.

Tip

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.

View connections

Use the Azure CLI command az containerapp connection list to list all your container app's provisioned connections. Replace the placeholders <container-app-resource-group> and <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.

Next steps