Setup Microsoft Azure data store

Challo stores the content of your tracks in a blob container of a storage account you provide.

Microsoft provide a number of storage account types. Challo requires an account type that supports the Blob service, see: Azure storage account overview.

This article assumes you are using a general-purpose v2 storage account.

Azure configuration

Storage account

To create a new storage account in Microsoft Azure follow the steps in: Azure—Create a general-purpose storage account. Challo requires that you set all of the following:

  • Storage account name, for Challo to reference it.
  • Secure transfer required to Enabled
  • Access Tier to Hot

Blob container

To create a new blob container: see Azure—Create a blob in object storage.


  • To enable support for file version history you have to Turn on versioning for blobs—see: Azure—Enable and manage blob versioning.
  • Currently, if you migrate to another datastore, previous versions of files do not migrate and are deleted from the original store.

Challo configuration

With an appropriate storage account and blob container (see: Azure Configuration), to configure Challo:

  1. From the menu, click Tenant settings
  2. Click Data Storage
  3. In the Type drop down, choose Azure
    Complete the configuration for your storage account as follows:


    Input field Description
    Account Name The storage account name in your Azure account (See:Storage account).
    Account Key To find your account key, see: Azure—Manage storage account settings.
    Container Name The name of the blob container in the Blobs section of your storage account (See: Blob Container).
  4. Click Update

For an overview of what Challo stores in your data storage account see Setting up Challo.