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Configuring Azure Blob Storage in Qlik SaaS (Qlik Cloud Services, Qlik Sense Business)

Levi_Turner
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Configuring Azure Blob Storage in Qlik SaaS (Qlik Cloud Services, Qlik Sense Business)

Objective:

For this document, we will review how to setup an Azure Storage connection to an Azure Blob Storage container using Qlik SaaS (Qlik Cloud Services and Qlik Sense Business)

 

Azure Configuration:

  • Create an Azure Storage Account

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  • Navigate to Firewalls and virtual networks

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  • Upload the needed files
  • Navigate to Access Control (IAM)
  • Add role assignments and add the Storage Blob Data Owner and Storage Blob Data Reader roles for any users which will be configuring this data connection inside of Qlik SaaS

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  • Navigate to Properties to access the URL which this container will have. Record this for use inside of Qlik SaaS

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Qlik SaaS Configuration

  • Open up an app which exists in the desired space for this connection / in the space > Data section create a new data connection > Select the Azure Storage type

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  • You may need to authenticate into Azure using your organization's authentication mechanism. After authentication you will need to allow the Qlik Web Connectors to access the data inside of this container.

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  • Qlik's Web Connectors will bring you to a screen where there is an Authentication code. Copy this code

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  • Navigate back to the Qlik SaaS screen to paste this code into the connection and select Verify.
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  • After successful verification of this token, the Azure Storage Connection will show a status of authenticated.

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  • Save your data connection with a meaningful name.
  • Load data from your data connection

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sergio4
Contributor
Contributor

This is the error I am facing during the authentication process.

Protocol versionProtocol version

No matter what option I choose while creating the connection to azure storage. This is happening every time. Any idea?

 

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Francisco_Fernandez

Hi sergio4,

 

Are you using a free account?  If so could you please try to use a non-free account to check if the issue persists?

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sergio4
Contributor
Contributor

Hi,

It is not a free account. 

 

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shaybitton
Partner
Partner

Hi,

we are having this problem :

https://support.qlik.com/articles/000110862 and it leads us to the current post and 

configuration need to be made detailed on another Qlik Help page  :

https://help.qlik.com/en-US/connectors/Subsystems/Web_Storage_Provider_Connectors_help/Content/Conne...

 

and the problem still exist. no need to whitlist IP's  since the tested blob can be accessed from all networks includ the internet.

what else can it be?

Thanks for your assistance.

@Levi_Turner  @Francisco_Fernandez 

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Francisco_Fernandez

Hi @shaybitton ,

Probably the best option here is to open a support case since we would need more information to fully understand your problem and help you.

Best regards,

 

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shaybitton
Partner
Partner

hi @Francisco_Fernandez 

Surprisingly, the azure owner isn't enough for this connector eventough it has read-write permissions.

so in order to solve this i had to allocate  the roles below :

 

  • Storage Blob Data Contributer
  • Storage Blob Data Owner

Thanks,

Shay

 
 
 
 

 

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DOD
Contributor III
Contributor III

Hi @sergio4 ,

Did you manage to resolve that issue you reported above?

"We are unable to issue tokens from this API version on the MSA tenant. Please contact the application vendor as they need to use version 2.0 of the protocol to support this."

We're now facing a similar error. Our connection to Azure Storage was working fine until recently. I tried to re-create a connection and I'm getting this error. The existing connection is failing also.

Thanks,

Dod

 

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