Configuring Cloud Data Access
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Test access to WASB

To test access to WASB, SSH to a cluster node and run a few hadoop fs shell commands against your existing WASB account.

WASB access path syntax is:


For example, to access a file called “testfile” located in a directory called “testdir”, stored in the container called “testcontainer” on the account called “hortonworks”, the URL is:


You can also use “wasbs” prefix to utilize SSL-encrypted HTTPS access:


The following Hadoop FileSystem shell commands demonstrate access to a storage account named "myaccount" and a container named "mycontainer":

hadoop fs -ls wasb://

hadoop fs -mkdir wasb://

hadoop fs -put testFile wasb://

hadoop fs -cat wasb://
test file content

For more information about configuring the ADLS connector and working with data stored in ADLS, refer to Cloud Data Access HDP documentation.