To use Microsoft Azure Storage as a board, you'll need an Azure Storage account, an Azure Storage container, and an Azure Storage key. You can sign-up and create those at

  container = Sys.getenv("AZURE_STORAGE_CONTAINER"),
  account = Sys.getenv("AZURE_STORAGE_ACCOUNT"),
  key = Sys.getenv("AZURE_STORAGE_KEY"),
  cache = NULL,
  name = "azure",



The name of the Azure Storage container.


The name of the Azure Storage account.


The access key for the Azure Storage container. You can find this under "Access keys" in your storage account settings.

The key is equivalent to a password, so generally should not be stored in your script. The easiest alternative is to store it in the AZURE_STORAGE_KEY environment variable, which board_azure() will use by default.


Cache path. Every board requires a local cache to avoid downloading files multiple times. The default stores in a standard cache location for your operating system, but you can override if needed.


An optional name used identify the board. This is no longer generally needed since you should be passing around an explicit board object.


Additional parameters required to initialize a particular board.

See also


if (FALSE) { # the following example requires an Azure Storage key board_register_azure( container = "pinscontainer", account = "pinsstorage", key = "abcabcabcabcabcabcabcabcabcab==" ) }