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Windows Azure – Regenerate Access Keys for Azure Storage Account

 

Introduction:

In this article we are going to see how to generate new Access Keys of Azure Storage Account using the Windows Azure Management Portal.

Overview:

In our earlier articles we have seen what is the use of Access Keys and how to get the access keys from the Windows Azure management portal. In this article we are going to see the options for generating the access keys for authenticating the storage account. Let us see the step by step on how to Generate the Access keys(Both Primary and Secondary) for Storage accounts using Windows Azure Management Portal.

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Steps:

Login to the management portal using the below link

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/

We can see a screen like below. Select the Sign into Management portal at the top right corner

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After selecting that sign in to management portal you will be asked for the Username and Password to authenticate the process as shown in the below screen

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Once we gave the correct credentials and click on submit button will navigate to the main screen of the portal as shown in the below screen

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Now click on the Hosted Services, Storage Account and CDN option in the bottom menu and then select the Hosted Services as shown in the screen below.

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Clicking on the Storage Accounts tab in the left menu will open the storage accounts list created, we can also see the Primary and the Secondary Access Keys at the right corner menu as shown in the screen below.

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Clicking on the View buttons next to the Primary/Secondary access keys will open the popup with the keys as shown in the screen below. Just we can have a look before generating a new access key to see if it’s generated correctly or not.

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At the top Ribbon Menu, we can see an option Regenerate Access Keys as highlighted in the screen below. Which will be used to generate the access keys for the storage account.

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Clicking on Regenerate Access Keys will open a pop up windows with the option to choose the Key to generate. We need to select if we want to regenerate for Primary or Secondary Access key as shown in the screen below.

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Selecting a particular key(Primary or Secondary) and clicking on OK button will to further and will ask for confirmation to regenerate the keys. Click Yes to proceed further as shown in the screen below.

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Will take bit time to regenerate the access keys, we can see the progress as shown in the screen below.

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Now after the process gets completed we can click the View Access Keys Ribbon button as shown in the screen below.

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We can see the newly generated access keys, we can compare with the earlier one which we saved it for reference as shown in the screen below.

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Conclusion:

So in this article we have seen how regenerate the access keys for the storage account using the Windows Azure management portal.

About Author: Karthikeyan Anbarasan, Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in ASP.NET/IIS Architecture. He is the Founder and Chief Editor of the www.f5debug.net website and has authored books on Windows Phone and Business Intelligence(SSIS). He is also a Passionate Speaker and a Blogger on Microsoft Technologies.

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