Jesper M. Christensen

SharePoint and Security

Using CloudXplorer to access Windows Azure Storage


If you have create a blob storage location in Windows Azure you might want to get access to this. John Craddock was so friendly to show me how easy this was using the free product CloudXplorer from ClumfyLeaf (http://clumsyleaf.com/products/cloudxplorer)

You need some details to access your storage of course, and you find these from the Windows Azure Portal in the Storage section (I have hidden my storage ID’s and use these fake ones for this post).

  • Take a note of the name, I will use: TestID7283947

Simply click on the storage partition you want to access and afterwards click the “Manage Keys” button at the bottom of the page.

This will reveal the access keys for this storage location:

  • Copy one of the keys

Now you are ready to add this storage location to your CloudXplorer. Please download this from http://clumsyleaf.com/products/cloudxplorer , install and run the program.

Go to the accounts page by clicking “File”, “Accounts…” and click the “New” button and choose “Windows Azure Account…”


Here you can fill in your storage details and tick the “Use SSL/TLS”

Now you have added the storage location and can access this through the CloudXplorer:

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2 responses to “Using CloudXplorer to access Windows Azure Storage

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