Sharing PDF Links from a file stored in Azure's Cloud? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I would like to know how somebody can share content (docs, pdf, etc.) on the internet securely and efficiently using Azure services. 

    For example, I have a lot of brochures to send out to my clients but I don't want to email them out to all 1,000 of my clients.

    I would just like to upload it somewhere and send a URL link to it via email or link it to a website.

    I am guessing the pdf will be stored in Azure Files or Azure Storage? I'm not too sure.

    Could anyone confirm if this is possible and specify the steps that I can take to accomplish this.

    Thanks in advance!

    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:04 PM

All replies

  • You can use either Azure file storage or Azure blob storage to store PDF files. But you can’t share a single URL to access all files in a blob storage/file storage. Your clients can access all files in the Azure blob storage/file storage by using Azure Storage Explorers / AzCopy / Azure PowerShell/ Azure CLI / Azure Storage client libraries  (.NET, iOS, Java, Android, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Xamarin, C++, Node.JS, PHP, Ruby, and Python) .

    Refer the below article for deciding when to use Azure Blobs and Azure Files:


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    • Proposed as answer by vikranth s Wednesday, June 6, 2018 1:06 PM
    Tuesday, June 5, 2018 3:59 PM

    Hi <g class="gr_ gr_31 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="31" id="31">Vikranth</g>,
    Thanks for your reply, that was very helpful and I am going to try it.
    I also stumbled across this Question on Microsoft's FAQ: 

    "How can I provide access to a specific file by using a web browser?
    You can use shared access signatures to generate tokens that have specific permissions, and which are valid for a specified time interval. For example, you can generate a token that gives read-only access to a specific file, for a set period of time. Anyone who possesses the URL can access the file directly from any web browser while the token is valid. You can easily generate a shared access signature key from a UI like Storage Explorer."

    Link: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/files/storage-files-faq

    Does this have anything to do with your answer?

    Thanks in advance!

    Wednesday, June 6, 2018 3:23 PM
  • You can only access one file at a time through a web browser with the above process.

    Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:12 PM
  • Checking in to see if the above answer helped or you have any further questions on this specific topic.

    • Edited by vikranth s Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:12 PM
    Thursday, June 14, 2018 9:12 PM