Windows Azure Storage is an external BLOB (Binary Large Object) storage provider. Sitefinity’s built-in database and file system storage providers are referred to as internal blob storage providers, because, when you use them, the data is kept within the website deployment environment. External storage providers are the ones that keep the blob data in an external data storage infrastructure, for instance cloud storage providers, like Windows Azure Storage.
To browse and inspect the storage you can download and use Azure Storage Explorer.
To create an external storage provider for your Sitefinity CMS libraries, perform the following:
RESTRICTIONS: When creating a Windows Azure storage provider have in mind the following restrictions:
NOTE: SAS can be used instead of an account key in the basic settings, but this is to protect the account key itself and not the blob data. The SAS key is used when uploading, deleting and relocating blob and not for the public access.
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