Before you can create any storage containers, you must first create a storage account. All blob containers belong to a storage account. You can create multiple storage accounts within the same Microsoft Azure cloud account.
- Log into the Microsoft Azure Cloud Console. (https://manage.windowsazure.com)
- Click on the Storage option in the left-hand navigation pane.
- Select the Storage Account (e.g. rightscale) where you will create the new blob container. Note: All blob containers belong to a specific storage account.
- Select Containers and click the Create a Container button.
- Provide the following information.
Name - Enter a valid name for the Blob container. (e.g. mydb)
Access - Specify the accessibility of the objects in the container.
Private - Select this option to make the container and its files only available to the account owner. Scripts can be written to store/retrieve objects to/from a private container by providing valid cloud credentials as inputs for authentication purposes. If you are creating a container for storing database dump files and/or backups, you should select ‘private’ for its privacy settings.
Public Container - Select this option to make the container and its objects publicly accessible.
Public Blob - Select this option to only make the objects in the container publicly accessible, but hide the container’s properties and metadata.