In this article we are
going to see how to add a Custom domain to the Storage Account using the Windows
Azure Management Portal.
Custom domains are used to
mainly point out application with a much readable name and formatted names
chosen as per the business needs. Normally in windows azure we have the storage
accounts and other pointing with f5debug.blob.core.windows.net for a blob
storage account, instead if we want to have a custom name like f5debug.blog.com
we can make it but we need to follow certain things to do that
First we need
to register a domain f5debug.com on to any 3rd part sites then we need to use
the DNS Names with the services then we can add the custom domain to the storage
services as required exactly like
Current Storage URL -
Custom Storage URL -
Lets us see the step by step process on how to do that,
anyways since i am not registered with any 3rd party for a new domain name.
Login to the management portal
using the below linkhttp://www.microsoft.com/windowsazure/
We can see a screen
like below. Select the Sign into Management portal at the top right
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
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
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.
click on the Storage Accounts Menu in the left side and we can see the list of
storage accounts mapped with the subscription as shown in the screen
selecting the Storage Account will enable the Add Domain Ribbon button at the
top menu as shown in the screen below.
on the Add Domain will pop up a windows with the Current Storage account url and
an empty place to enter out custom domain name(F5DebugCustom) as shown in the
we enter our custom domain name and clicking OK button will start the progress
of creating the new entry for adding the custom domain as shown in the screen
the custom domain record is created it will open a window with the CNAME record
which is used to validate the account in the domain registered site. Just we
need to copy the CNAME code from here and place it in the DNS registrar entry in
the Domain registered site to validate the DNS servers as shown in the screen
the time we need to validate the DNS Server, we can see the status of the Custom
domain account created as pending as shown in the screen below.
we register the DNS Name(With CNAME Code) to the registered domain, we can go
ahead and click the Validate Domain Ribbon menu as shown in the screen
(Note - Since we have not validated it yet with the custom domain
registrar we will get error)
can see the Validation Failed status with the CNAME record since we don't have a
valid domain registered.
we can see the status of the custom domain as Forbidden as shown in the screen
below, if the validation is succesful we can see the status as registered
(Normally it will take some 1 to 2 hours time to get triggered from the
So in this article we have
seen how to add a custom domain to the Windows Azure Storage account using the
Windows Azure Management Portal step by step.