Uploading files to Azure Storage using SAS(shared access signature) - Python

less than 1 minute read | By Prashanth Madi

For information on Shared Access Signature visit : http://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-dotnet-shared-access-signature-part-1/

This Blog would help you upload images into azure storage using Azure SDK(Python).

1) Download Azure python SDK - https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-python

2) Create a storage in Azure portal and make note of account name, access key and storage url.  

3) Create a new container inside storage and make a note of container name.

4) Use below code along with azure sdk downloaded in step 1 to generate SAS

5) Use Below code to upload content to blob  

    import urllib2
    def put_blob(storage_url,container_name, blob_name,qry_string,x_ms_blob_type):
    opener = urllib2.build_opener(urllib2.HTTPHandler)
    request = urllib2.Request(storage_url+container_name + '/' + blob_name+'?'+qry_string, data='Hello World!!')
    request.add_header('x-ms-blob-type', x_ms_blob_type)
    request.get_method = lambda: 'PUT'

  ## uploading a sample blob to azure storage put_blob(STORAGE_URL,CONTAINER_NAME,”sample.txt”,sas_url,”BlockBlob”)  

Special Thanks to @laurent for helping me fix this issue : https://github.com/Azure/azure-sdk-for-python/issues/651