Azure Blob Download with AAD Authentication


An Azure blob download with AAD authentication isn’t available out of the box at the moment. You ever wondered about the missing feature authenticating an Azure Blob Download with your AAD (Azure AD)? Yes this feature is still not integrated into Azure Storage Account where your Blob resides. This feature would be very useful in cases where you only need to generate a temporary download link for a single file that needs to be downloaded by an internet user that is authenticated by your AAD.

Microsoft supports AAD authentication for blobs, but only supports easy data access from the Azure portal, Powershell and the CLI. Therefore I created this function to implement the missing pieces.