Authenticated and restricted (read-only) access to Azure Storage blobs RRS feed

  • General discussion

  • Hello, can anyone share if there is any prebuilt tool for handling (download/upload) Azure Storage blobs, based on Shared Access Signature? All that I find (CloudBerry, Celebrata, Azure Explorer etc.) are based on storage access keys.

    Note: Actually I found that Azure Storage Explorer covers this aspect. But it doesn't satisfy my case. I will correct here my initial request: the requirement is to have an authenticated and restricted (read-only) access to my blobs.


    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 5:27 PM

All replies

  • Do take a look here: http://blog.cloudportam.com/cloud-portam-update-blob-receiver-a-free-utility-to-receive-files-in-your-azure-blob-storage-without-sharing-account-key/. As part of Cloud Portam tool, we have released this free utility to receive files directly in your Azure Storage account. However it only includes upload functionality and not download one. For downloads, you could simply create a SAS URL on your blob and distribute that.

    Hope this helps.

    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:21 PM
  • Thanks a lot for the suggestion, Gaurav. However it is not solving my case - the most important usage for me is the download. Simply create a SAS URL doesn't work as is: my client needs to be autonomous and not to create SAS URLs every other day. It should be something straightforward like a FTP connection: authenticated and with possibility of restriction (ex. read-only).


    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:37 PM
  • Hi,

    Please have a look at this site page: http://storagetools.azurewebsites.net/, it shows us a list of tools for working directly with Windows Azure Storage Blobs, Tables and Queues. I couldn't find a tool, if all these tools don't meet your requirement, please try to create a new customer voice at azure feedback forum: http://feedback.azure.com/forums/217298-storage

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    Thursday, February 26, 2015 8:06 AM
  • Hi Marius 

    Did you found the solution for your requirement , we are also looking for the same case .

    Surendra Thota

    Thursday, February 23, 2017 3:47 PM