# **Configuring SearchBlox**

Before using Azure File 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 File storage based on the storage that you are to index in SearchBlox


# **Configuring Azure File 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 files.

Contact [[email protected]](🔗) to request the download link for SearchBlox Azure File connector. In Windows, the connector would be installed in the _C drive_.

## **Steps to Configure and Run the Azure File Connector**

  • Download the SearchBlox Azure File connector. Extract the downloaded zip to a folder.

  • Unzip the archive under *C:\*

  • Configure the azureFileConnector.yml file which includes Azure File properties and SearchBlox properties as listed in the following:

Column Title
Column Title
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
azurefileurlFile URL for Azure
fileaccesskeyAccess key for Azure file storage
filestorageaccountAzure 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 azureFileConnector.yml are provided here:

  • Start running the azureFileConnector.exe file for Windows