# Storage Endpoints

A storage endpoint represents all settings and credentials needed to connect to a cloud providers object storage API. You can add an unlimited number of endpoint configurations, but each user can only be configured to connect to one endpoint at a time.

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# Configuring Endpoints

  • To add a new endpoint,

    • Click Endpoints in the sidebar.
    • Click the Add button.
    • Enter your desired settings, then click Save.
  • To modify an existing endpoint:

    • Click Endpoints in the sidebar.
    • Click on the Edit icon.
    • Enter your desired settings, then click Save.
  • To delete a endpoint:

    • Click Endpoints in the sidebar.
    • Click on the Delete icon.
    • Click Confirm on the popup.

# Configuring an Azure Blob Storage Endpoint

  • In the Endpoint Name field, specify a label used to identify the endpoint in the interface.

  • In the Storage Account Name field, enter the name of the Azure storage account which holds the blob container you want to connect to.

  • In the Blob Container field, enter the name of the blob container to use.

  • To configure authentication, do one of the following. It is recommend to use a System-assigned managed identity.

    • In the Storage Account Access Key field, enter one of the access keys for the Azure Storage account you specified above.

    • Check the box for Use Managed System Identity if you have assigned a System-assigned managed identity to the VM with permissions to access the blob container or storage account.

  • You must check the box for Data Lake Storage Gen2 Hierarchical Namespace if your blob container was created with the hierarchical namespace option.

  • Press Save. You may see a error message if the application was not able to connect or authenticate to the blob container.

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# Configuring an Google Cloud Storage Endpoint

  • In the Endpoint Name field, specify a label used to identify the endpoint in the interface.

  • In the Bucket Name field, enter the name of the storage bucket to use.

  • To configure authentication, do one of the following. It is recommend to use a instance service account.

    • In the Service Account Credentials File field, upload a JSON formatted service account key file. You may use drag-and-drop or the browser file selection dialog.

    • Check the box for Use VM Instance Service Account if the service account assigned to the VM has permissions to access the bucket.

  • Press Save. You may see a error message if the application was not able to connect or authenticate to the storage bucket.

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