Azure Blob connection

Overview

Azure Blob (hereinafter referred to as Blob) is Microsoft’s object storage solution for the cloud. This tutorial provides steps for creating a Blob destination using the Platform user interface.

Getting started

This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:

If you already have a valid Blob destination, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on activating segments to your destination.

Export type and frequency

Refer to the table below for information about the destination export type and frequency.

Item Type Notes
Export type Profile-based You are exporting all members of a segment, together with the desired schema fields (for example: email address, phone number, last name), as chosen in the select profile attributes screen of the destination activation workflow.
Export frequency Batch Batch destinations export files to downstream platforms in increments of three, six, eight, twelve, or twenty-four hours. Read more about batch file-based destinations.

Supported file formats

Experience Platform supports the following file format to be exported to Blob:

  • Comma-separated values (CSV): Support for exported data files is currently limited to comma-separated values.

Connect to the destination

IMPORTANT

To connect to the destination, you need the Manage Destinations access control permission. Read the access control overview or contact your product administrator to obtain the required permissions.

To connect to this destination, follow the steps described in the destination configuration tutorial.

Connection parameters

While setting up this destination, you must provide the following information:

  • Connection string: the connection string is required to access data in your Blob storage. The Blob connection string pattern starts with: DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName={ACCOUNT_NAME};AccountKey={ACCOUNT_KEY}.

  • Optionally, you can attach your RSA-formatted public key to add encryption to your exported files. Your public key must be written as a Base64 encoded string.

  • Name: enter a name that will help you identify this destination.

  • Description: enter a description of this destination.

  • Folder path: enter the path to the destination folder that will host the exported files.

  • Container: enter the name of the Azure Blob Storage container to be used by this destination.

Optionally, you can attach your RSA-formatted public key to add encryption to your exported files. Your public key must be written as a Base64 encoded string.

Activate segments to this destination

IMPORTANT

To activate data, you need the Manage Destinations, Activate Destinations, View Profiles, and View Segments access control permissions. Read the access control overview or contact your product administrator to obtain the required permissions.

See Activate audience data to batch profile export destinations for instructions on activating audience segments to this destination.

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