In this article we are going to see how to generate new Access Keys of Azure
Storage Account using the Windows Azure Management Portal.
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.
Login to the management portal using the below link
We can see a screen like below. Select the Sign into Management portal at the
top right corner
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Will take bit time to regenerate the access keys, we can see the progress as
shown in the screen below.
Now after the process gets completed we can click the View Access Keys Ribbon
button as shown in the screen below.
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.
So in this article we have seen how regenerate the access keys for the
storage account using the Windows Azure management portal.