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Configuration and Security of Azure Storage Accounts

This hands-on lab provides some experience with configuring and securing an Azure storage account. We log in to the Azure portal and create a storage account, and then get familiar with the configuration options for it, including replication options, access tiers, and secure transfers. We RDP into a Windows VM and use Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer to connect to the storage account. We use Blob storage and attempt to upload and retrieve data from the blob. Using the Azure portal, we use access policies and shared access signatures to both permit access to the storage account and deny access to blob data. Subsequent attempts to upload and retrieve data from Blob storage should fail. Completing the lab provides the experience required to configure and secure an Azure storage account. **Scenario** As you walk through the lab, consider the following scenario: You are an Azure Cloud Engineer. You’ve been asked to spend some time getting familiar with the capabilities of Azure storage accounts, including: * The different replication options, access tiers, and configuration of secure transfers. * How to upload and download blobs: * Firstly using Storage account keys. * And then with the configuration of granular shared access signatures and storage access policies.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 30m
Clock icon Sep 27, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create and Configure a Storage Account

  2. Challenge

    Log In to the VM with RDP

    Log in to the virtual machine that was provisioned for this lab using the username/password provided in the lab credentials.

    Note: There may be an issue with the Connect option in the Azure portal. If this occurs for you, you can still RDP using your favorite RDP client and the public IP address of the VM.

  3. Challenge

    Open Azure Storage Explorer, Connect to the Azure Account, and Upload Image Files

    1. In the VM, open Azure Storage Explorer and connect to the Azure account using the provided credentials.
    2. Create a new Blob Storage container and upload sample images to the storage account using the files stored in C:\images on the VM.
  4. Challenge

    Upload Storage Account Files in Azure Storage Explorer Using Access Keys and Revoke Storage Account Access

    1. In the Azure portal, copy the key1 access key for the Storage Account.
    2. Within Azure Storage Explorer, connect to the Storage Account using the key1 access key.
    3. Upload images to the images container.
    4. In the Azure portal, rotate the key1 access key.
    5. In Azure Storage Explorer on the virtual machine, refresh the connection and attempt to view the containers.

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