We are excited to announce the preview of Azure AD Authentication for Azure Blobs and Queues. This capability is one of the features most requested by enterprise customers looking to simplify how they control access to their data as part of their security or compliance needs. This capability is available in all public regions of Azure.
Azure Storage supports several mechanisms that give you flexibility to control who can access your data, as well as how, when, and from where they can access it. With AAD authentication, customers can now use Azure'srole-based access controlframework to grant specific permissions to users, groups and applications down to the scope of an individual blob container or queue. This capability extends the existingShared KeyandSAS Tokensauthorization mechanisms which continue to be available.