Create an Azure File Storage source connector in the UI
The Azure File Storage connector is in beta. See the Sources overview for more information on using beta-labelled connectors.
Source connectors in Adobe Experience Platform provide the ability to ingest externally sourced data on a scheduled basis. This tutorial provides steps for authenticating an Azure File Storage source connector using the Platform user interface.
This tutorial requires a working understanding of the following components of Adobe Experience Platform:
- Experience Data Model (XDM) System : The standardized framework by which Experience Platform organizes customer experience data.
- Real-time Customer Profile : Provides a unified, real-time consumer profile based on aggregated data from multiple sources.
If you already have a File Storage connection, you may skip the remainder of this document and proceed to the tutorial on configuring a dataflow .
Gather required credentials
In order to authenticate your Azure File Storage source connector, you must provide values for the following connection properties:
The endpoint of the Azure File Storage instance you are accessing.
The user with sufficient access to the Azure File Storage endpoint.
The Azure File Storage access key.
For more information about getting started refer to this Azure File Storage document .
Connect your Azure File Storage account
Once you have gathered your required credentials, you can follow the steps below to create a new Azure File Storage account to connect to Platform.
Log in to Adobe Experience Platform and then select Sources from the left navigation bar to access the Sources workspace. The Catalog screen displays a variety of sources for which you can create an inbound account with, and each source shows the number of existing accounts and dataflows associated with them.
You can select the appropriate category from the catalog on the left-hand side of your screen. Alternatively, you can find the specific source you wish to work with using the search option.
Under the Databases category, select Azure File Storage click on the + icon (+) to create a new Azure File Storage connector.
The Connect to Azure File Storage page appears. On this page, you can either use new credentials or existing credentials.
If you are using new credentials, select New account . On the input form that appears, provide the connection with a name, an optional description, and your File Storage credentials. When finished, select Connect and then allow some time for the new account to establish.
To connect an existing account, select the Azure File Storage account you want to connect with, then select Next to proceed.
By following this tutorial, you have established a connection to your Azure File Storage account. You can now continue on to the next tutorial and configure a dataflow to bring data from your cloud storage into Platform .