Connect your Azure storage account

In order to enable MK/IO to store and access your video assets, you'll need to establish a connection between MK/IO and your Azure storage account

Step 1. Get your Storage Account access information

  1. Go to your Azure Portal and get into the Storage Account application.
  2. Select the desired storage account from the list.
  3. Navigate to the Access keys page and ensure that keys are configured.
  4. Generate a Shared accesss signature (SAS) by following these steps on the Shared access signature page:
    • Check Blob under Allowed services.
    • Check Container and Object under Allowed resource types.
    • Set an appropriate end date under Start and expiry data/time to ensure the access signature remains valid.
    • Click Generate SAS and connection string.

Once completed, you will obtain a list of strings containing your access information. Copy the Blob service access URL and store it securely for a later use. The Blob service access URL will have the form:

https://<storage-name>.blob.core.windows.net/?sv=<date>& [...] &sig=<signature>

For ease of use later on, store the Blob service access URL on two lines:

https://<storage-name>.blob.core.windows.net/
?sv=<date>& [...] &sig=signature>

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You must connect an Azure storage account that is located in the same region as your MK/IO subscription. This avoids unnecessary egress costs.

Step 2. Add a connection in MK/IO to your storage account

  1. Access the MK/IO dashboard at app.io.mediakind.com.
  2. Go to the Assets page.
  3. If you haven't configured storage account access, click the Connect Azure Storage Account button. If you have already configured a storage account, click the Manage Storage Accounts button.
  4. On the panel that appears from the right-hand side, paste the string you copied in Step 1 into the Blob service SAS URL input field.
  5. Click Connect.

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Please ensure you remove the / from the end of the URL otherwise you will see an error message: https://<storage-name>.blob.core.windows.net

MK/IO will now recognize your Azure storage account and gain the ability to read from or write video assets stored within it.

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If you're setting up this connection to access your AMS on-demand assets, make sure you check our Migrating from AMS guide.