Azure Blob Storage

Lithops with Azure Blob Storage as storage backend.

Installation

  1. Install Microsoft Azure backend dependencies:

$ python3 -m pip install lithops[azure]
  1. Create a Resource Group and a Storage Account:

    Option 1:

    1. Access to the Azure portal Resource Groups and create a new Resource group named LithopsResourceGroup in your preferred region. If you already have a resource group, omit this step.

    2. Access to the Azure portal Storage Accounts and create a new Storage Account with a unique name, for example: lithops0sa25s1. If you already have a storage account, omit this step.

    Option 2:

    1. Install Azure CLI

    2. Sign in with the Azure CLI:

      $ az login
    
    1. Create a Resource Group in your preferred region. If you already have a resource group, omit this step.

      $ az group create --name LithopsResourceGroup --location westeurope
    
    1. Create a Storage Account with a unique name. If you already have a storage account, omit this step.

      $ storage_account_name=lithops$(openssl rand -hex 3)
      $ echo $storage_account_name
      $ az storage_config account create --name $storage_account_name --location westeurope \
         --resource-group LithopsResourceGroup --sku Standard_LRS
    

Configuration

  1. Access to the Storage Account

  2. In the left menu, click on Access Keys and copy the Key 1 key

  3. In the left menu, navigate to Blob service –> Containers, and create a *new container (e.g. lithops-data). Remember to update the storage_bucket Lithops config field with this container name.

  4. Edit your lithops config and add the following keys:

  lithops:
      storage : azure_storage

  azure_storage:
      storage_account_name: <STORAGE_ACCOUNT_NAME>
      storage_account_key: <STORAGE_ACCOUNT_KEY>
      storage_bucket: <CONTAINER_NAME>

Summary of configuration keys for Azure Storage:

Group

Key

Default

Mandatory

Additional info

azure_storage

storage_account_name

yes

The storage account name

azure_storage

storage_account_key

yes

An storage account key, found in Storage Accounts > account_name > Settings > Access Keys

azure_storage

storage_bucket

yes

The name of a container that exists in you account. This will be used by Lithops for intermediate data. If set, this will overwrite the storage_bucket set in lithops section