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This package is a provider for SMCloudStore, for Azure Blob Storage. SMCloudStore is a lightweight Node.js module that offers a simple API to interact with the object storage services of multiple cloud providers.

Please refer to the main package for the SMCloudStore documentation and instructions on how to use it.

Provider-specific considerations

There are a few provider-specific considerations for the AzureStorage provider.

Connection argument

When initializing the AzureStorage provider, the connection argument can be one of the following:

  • A string containing the full "connection string" for the storage account, for example as copied from the Azure Portal. This looks like 'DefaultEndpointsProtocol=https;AccountName=...;AccountKey=...;EndpointSuffix=core.windows.net'.
  • Alternatively, you can pass the connection options as a dictionary:
    • connection.storageAccount: string containing the Storage Account name
    • connection.storageAccessKey: string containing the Storage Account access key (the "secret key")
    • connection.host (optional): string containing the endpoint to use: this is useful if you're using Azure China (core.chinacloudapi.cn) or Azure Germany (core.cloudapi.de), or if you're using Azure Stack. Default value is core.windows.net, which is the default for public, global Azure regions.


// Require the package
const SMCloudStore = require('smcloudstore')

// Complete with the connection options for Azure Blob Storage
const connection = {
    storageAccount: 'STORAGE_ACCOUNT_NAME',
    storageAccessKey: 'SECRET_KEY_HERE'

// Return an instance of the AzureStorageProvider class
const storage = SMCloudStore.create('azure-storage', connection)

Creating a container

When using the storage.createContainer(container, [options]) and the storage.ensureContainer(container, [options]) methods, the options argument can be used to define some options for the container:

  • options.access (optional): string determining the permission level for the container and its contents. Please refer to the documentation for more informatiom.
    • 'container' (alias 'public' for compatibility with other storage providers)
    • 'blob'
    • 'none' (alias 'private' for compatibility with other storage providers)), this is the default value.

Using pre-signed URLs

In the method storage.presignedPutUrl(container, path, [options], [ttl]), the Azure Storage provider accepts for the options argument the same dictionary as the 'storage.putObject(container, path, data, [options])' method. If you specify a Content-Type in the request for the presigned URL, for example, clients will need to make PUT requests with the same Content-Type.

When uploading an object using a PUT request, Azure Storage requires clients to send an additional header with the request (case-insensitive):

X-MS-Blob-Type: BlockBlob

For example, with curl:

curl \
  --request PUT \
  --upload-file "/path/to/file" \
  --header 'X-MS-Blob-Type: BlockBlob' \

Lastly, please note that Azure Storage supports PUT upload operations with objects no larger than 100 MB. Trying to upload larger objects will fail.

Accessing the Azure Storage SDK

The Azure Blob Storage provider is built on top of the official Azure Storage SDK for Node.js, which is exposed by calling storage.client().

You can use the object returned by this method to perform low-level operations using the Azure Storage SDK.




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