Setting up and configuring the ABFS connector

You must have an Azure storage account with hierarchical namespace enabled and Azure container prior to configuring the ABFS connector.

You can use the following steps to create a new storage account, create a new container, and configure the ABFS connector:
  1. Create Azure storage account

    Every storage account must belong to an Azure resource group. A resource group is a logical container for grouping your Azure services. When you create a storage account, you have the option to either create a new resource group, or use an existing resource group.

    You can create an Azure storage account using Azure CLI or Azure portal. When creating a Storage Account, you must ensure to enable namespace support by selecting the Hierarchical Namespace option. For information on creating an Azure storage account, see Create a storage account.

  2. Create Azure Container

    You must create a container to organize the blobs. One Azure storage account can have multiple containers, each with the container name as the user information field of the URI used to reference it.

    For example, the container container1 in the storage account will have the URL abfs://container1@<storage_account> .

    For information on creating a container in Azure, see Create a container.

  3. Configure ABFS

    You can configure access credentials to authorise access to Azure containers. For information on configuring ABFS, see Configuring ABFS.