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Using a Windows Azure container with Vonage Video API archiving

Use the Video API account to specify your S3-compliant endpoint or Windows Azure container for completed archives to be uploaded to. (For more information on Amazon S3 see Using S3 storage with Vonage Video API archiving.)

You can create a Windows Azure account at

You will provide the following information to the Video API account:

You can create an Azure container (or find names of existing containers) at the Windows Azure portal. (See this Microsoft documentation on creating an Azure storage account.

To obtain an Account Key:

  1. At the Windows Azure portal, click All Resources on the left-hand menu.
  2. Click the storage account that you want to use for OpenTok archives, and then click the Settings button.
  3. Click Keys in the right-hand side of the page.
  4. Make a record of the storage account name and one of the access keys (either the primary access key or the secondary access key).
  5. Click the Blobs button and record the blob (storage container) name you will use to store OpenTok archives.

Now, log in to your Video API account and complete the following steps:

  1. Click on a Projects in the left nav that will contain sessions that you are archiving.
  2. Click the Project Archives tab.
  3. In the Archiving section, click the Set up your cloud storage now button, and then click on Micorsoft Azure.
  4. Enter the following:
    • Account name — The Windows Azure storage account name
    • Account key — The Windows Azure storage account access key
    • Container — The Windows Azure blob (storage container) name
  5. Then click the Connect to cloud storage button.

Note: You can also set an archive upload target using the OpenTok REST API.

Recorded archives are uploaded to the Windows Azure container you specify.

All archives are saved to a subdirectory of your Azure container that has your OpenTok API key as its name, and each archive is saved to a subdirectory that has the archive ID as its name. The name of the archive file is archive.mp4 (for a composed archive) or (for an individual stream archive). (See Individual stream and composed archives.)

For example, consider an archive with the following API key and ID:

The file for this archive is uploaded to the following directory in your Azure container:


For more information, see Archive storage.