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Chapter 5. Working with WASB

Windows Azure Storage Blob (WASB) is a general-purpose object store.

The features of WASB include:

  • Object store with flat namespace.

  • Storage account consists of containers, which in turn have data in the form of blobs.

  • Authentication based on shared secrets - Account Access Keys (for account-level authorization) and Shared Access Signature Keys (for account, container, or blob authorization).