Setting Up Azure Blob Storage Encryption


With data security becoming increasingly important, it is crucial to configure encryption for your Azure Blob Storage account. This article will provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to establish encryption requirements, ensuring that your data remains secure and compliant in Microsoft Azure.

Step 1: Sign in to the Azure portal by visiting

Step 2: Navigate to your storage account. Within the storage account, go to Security + Networking and select Encryption to proceed.

Step 3: Choose Customer-managed keys for the Encryption type. For Key selection, select Select from key vault. Then click on the link to Select a key vault and key.

Customer Managed Key

Step 4: In the Select a key step, choose the appropriate subscription, key store type, and key vault where you want to store the customer-managed encryption key.

Select Key

Step 5: If you already have a key stored in your key vault, select it from the dropdown. Otherwise, choose to Create a new key. For this demonstration, we will create a new key.

Create Key

Step 6: In the Create a key step, choose the Generate option. Provide a name for the key, select the desired key type and size, and set any activation and expiration dates. Ensure that Enabled is set to Yes. Finally, click on Create.

Generate Test Key

Step 7: In the Select a key window, make sure that the newly created key is selected in the Key dropdown menu, then click Select.

Select Key

Step 8: Back in the Encryption settings, you will see the chosen key vault and the name of the key. Click on Save to apply the encryption.

Key Vault and Key


In this article, we have provided a detailed guide on how to set up encryption requirements for an Azure Blob Storage Account. If you need any further clarification, please feel free to ask in the comments section.

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