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.

Supported file formats

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

  • Delimiter-separated values (DSV): Support for DSV formatted data files is currently limited to comma-separated values. Support for general DSV files will be provided in the future.

Connect to the destination

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

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

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