# **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:
|Column Title||Column Title|
|data-directory||Data Folder where the data needs to be stored. Make sure it has write permission.|
|api-key||SearchBlox API Key. API key would be available in Admin Dashboard Menu -> Admin ->Licence page|
|colname||The name of the custom collection in SearchBlox.|
|azurebloburl||Blob URL for Azure|
|blobaccesskey||Access key for Azure blob storage|
|blobstorageaccount||Azure storage account name|
|exclude-formats||File formats to be excluded|
|max-folder-size||Maximum 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:
Start running the azureBlobConnector.exe file for Windows