Creating a storage account in Azure

To set up audit archiving, you must first designate a storage account and container for audit archiving in the Azure portal. While you can use an existing storage account, Cloudera recommends that you create a dedicated storage account for audit archiving, especially if you are archiving any sensitive data.

When creating a new storage account, you’ll need to know the following pieces of information for creating a new Service Principal in Azure later on:
  • Resource group name
  • Storage account name
Although it is not required, it can be helpful to create a new resource group when you create a new storage account, so that future management becomes easier. You can create a new resource group in an Azure shell in the Azure Portal by running the following command:
az group create --location <location> --name <resource-group-name>
  1. In Azure, create a storage account.
    You should be able to accept the defaults for all settings other than the name. As shown below, once filled in, click the Review + create button.
  2. Review your changes in the next screen. If everything looks correct, click the Create button.
    Alternatively, you can create a storage account using the Azure shell by running the following command:
    az storage account create --name <storage-account-name> --kind <kind> --location <location> --resource-group <resource-group-name>