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Enable Offline Scanning on Azure ADLS

Get Azure Storage Account Name, Account Key and URL Prefix#

  1. Login to Azure portal.

  2. Use an existing storage account or create a new storage account. Refer to Microsoft documentation on how to Create a Storage Account. Use this storage account name in Storage Account Name field when providing Application Properties details for the datasource.

  3. Use an exsting storage container or create a new storage container. Refer to Microsoft documentation on how to Create a Container.

  4. Get Storage Account Key:

    1. Navigate to the storage account.

    2. Under Security + networking, click Access keys.

      Key details are populated on the right.

    3. Click Show Keys for keys to be populated.

    4. Use Key1 value in Storage Account Key when providing Application Properties details for the datasource.

  5. Get URL prefix:

    1. Navigate to the container, click Properties.

      Container property details are populated on the right.

    2. Use the URL prefix in the Application Properties details for the datasource.

Connect ADLS Gen2 Application for Data Discovery#

  1. Go the Setting > Applications.

  2. In the Applications screen, select ADLS Gen2.

  3. Enter the application Name and Description, and then click Save.

  4. Click the toggle button to enable the Data Discovery for ADLS Gen2.

  5. In the BASIC tab, enter the values in the following fields:

    • JDBC URL
    • JDBC Username 
    • JDBC Password 
  6. In the ADVANCED tab, you can add custom properties.

  7. Using the IMPORT PROPERTIES button, you can browse and import application properties.

  8. Click the TEST CONNECTION button to check if the connection is successful, and then click Save.

  9. Navigate to Discovery > Data Source to add a resource and initiate the scan on the resource. See Discovery.

  10. To verify the scan status, navigate to Discovery > Scan Status.

  11. To see the scan results, navigate to Data Inventory > Classifications.


Last update: February 22, 2022