Add an Azure Blob Storage connection

You can add a connection to the Azure Blob Storage file system using ThoughtSpot DataFlow.

Follow these steps:

  1. Select Connections in the top navigation bar.

  2. In the Connections interface, select Add connection in the upper-right corner.

  3. In the Create Connection interface, select the Connection type.

  4. After you select the Connection type, the rest of the connection properties appear.

    See Connection properties for details, defaults, and examples.

    Connection name

    Name your connection.

    Connection type

    Choose the Azure Blob Storage connection type.

    Storage type

    Choose the Storage type: Azure Blob Storage (default) or Data Lake GEN2 Storage.


    Azure Storage has an address that includes our unique account name which is a combination of the account name and the Azure Storage blob endpoint forms the base address for the objects in your storage account.

    Authentication type

    This supports two types of authentication methods:

    Azure account key: Choose to authenticate based on access keys and other parameters to produce an encrypted signature string that is passed on the request in the Authorization header.

    Shared access signatures (SAS): Choose to grant fine-grained access to resources in your storage account with specified permissions and over a specified time interval.


    The 512-bit access key generated while creating storage account.

    AAD client id

    Specify the AAD client id. Mandatory field.

    AAD client secret

    Specify the AAD client secret.

    AAD tenant id

    Specify the AAD tenant id.


    Give the storage folder details. Displayed only when "Storage type" is Datalake GEN2 Storage.


    Give container details that organizes a set of blobs, like a directory in a file system. Displayed only when "Storage type" is Blob Storage.

  5. Select Create connection.

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