Azure Blob Connector

Configuring SearchBlox

Before using Azure Blob Connector, install SearchBlox successfully and create a Custom Collection.


Getting Azure keys for Connector

Login to Azure and get the Storage account name and Access keys (key1) for Azure Blob storage based on the storage that you are to index in SearchBlox


Configuring Azure Blob Connector

  • All the files related to the connector should be available in the same folder that is, all files should be extracted into the same folder.
  • Create a data folder on your drive where the files would be temporarily stored and mention in yml file.

Contact [email protected] to request the download link for the SearchBlox Azure Blob connector. In Windows, the connector would be installed in the C drive.

Steps to Configure and Run the Azure Blob Connector

  • Download the SearchBlox Azure Blob connector. Extract the downloaded zip to a folder.
  • Unzip the archive under *C:*
  • Configure the azureBlobConnector.yml file which includes Azure Blob properties and SearchBlox properties as listed in the following:
data-directoryData Folder where the data needs to be stored. Make sure it has write permission.
api-keySearchBlox API Key. API key would be available in Admin Dashboard Menu -> Admin ->Licence page
colnameThe name of the custom collection in SearchBlox.
urlSearchBlox URL
azurebloburlBlob URL for Azure
blobaccesskeyAccess key for Azure blob storage
blobstorageaccountAzure storage account name
exclude-formatsFile formats to be excluded
max-folder-sizeMaximum size of static folder after which it should be sweeped in MB.
servlet url & delete-api-url:Make sure that the port number is right. If your SearchBlox runs in 8080 port the URLs should be right by default.
  • The content details of azureBlobConnector.yml are provided here:
#Data Folder where the data needs to be stored Make sure it has write permission
data-directory: C:\CONNECTORS\azure\data
#SearchBlox API Key
api-key: C6D418861BAD66A46A7CC96B70CEADF9
#The name of the collection
colname: azurefile
#SearchBlox URL
url: http://localhost:8080/searchblox/rest/v2/api/
#azure url
#azure storage account access key
blobaccesskey: iQ4Bnbe1tL/L7zlQEZOJUrLDkdKsDKLDKKDFJD/?kdkdkjNI4TKG0f1J0IO8MR6Q==
#azure storage account name
blobstorageaccount: azureconnector
#The Excluded formats wont be indexed
exclude-formats: [.pem,.key,.gif,.lib,.pdb,.dll,.sh,.jpg]
#searchblox servlet url for auto delete functionality
servlet-url: http://localhost:8080/searchblox/servlet/SearchServlet
#maximum size of static folder aftre which it should be sweeped in MB
max-folder-size: 2
delete-api-url: http://localhost:8080/searchblox/api/rest/docdelete
  • Start running the azureBlobConnector.exe file for Windows