How to Upload Files to Azure

What you’ll need to upload files to Azure:

  • An Azure account
  • The name of the storage account that you want to access
  • An access key for the storage account

How to find your Azure access key

  1. Open an internet browser window and go to https://portal.azure.com.
  2. Log in as you usually would.
    Your Azure dashboard should look something like this:
  3. Click on Storage accounts in the menu on the left.
  4. Select your storage account; in this example, mydatabackups.
  5. Click on Access keys in the Storage menu.
  6. Click on the blue copy button next to an access key.

Configuring FileZilla Pro for File Storage type accounts

  1. Open FileZilla Pro.
  2. In the menu bar, click on File > Site Manager….
  3. Click on New Site.
  4. Select Microsoft Azure File Storage Service from the Protocol drop down list.
  5. Enter your storage account name in the Storage account field.
  6. Paste the access key that you copied from Azure into the Access Key field.
  7. Click on Connect.
  8. Check the server certificate details displayed – Common name should include windows.net – and click on OK.
    Your Azure directories and files will be displayed in the Remote directories section of the main window.

You can now transfer files between your local machine and your Azure account.

Configuring FileZilla Pro for Blob Storage type accounts

  1. Open FileZilla Pro.
  2. In the menu bar, click on File > Site Manager….
  3. Click on New Site
  4. Select Microsoft Azure Blob Storage Service from the Protocol drop down list.
  5. Enter your storage account name in the Storage account field.
  6. Paste the access key that you copied from Azure into the Access Key field.
  7. Click on Connect.
  8. Check the server certificate details displayed – Common name should include blob and windows.net – and click on OK. Your Azure directories and files will be displayed in the Remote directories section of the main window.

You can now transfer files between your local machine and your Azure account.

The video tutorial below shows how to connect to Microsoft Azure Cloud with FileZilla Pro.

Video tutorial: how to connect to Microsoft Azure Cloud