Configure Your Environment for Storage Management

This article describes configuring Syskit Point to enable the Storage Management feature.

Please note! The configuration described in this article is needed for the Storage Management feature to work for Point Data Center customers only. Point Cloud instances require no additional configuration for Storage Management.

Why is additional configuration needed for the Azure storage account?

Syskit Point introduced the new Storage Management for SharePoint Online feature; for it to work, additional configuration of your existing Point instance is needed. This functionality uses an API where the Microsoft backend software aggregates all the information into an XML file and saves it directly on your existing Storage account. For this to work, we generate a SAS token, which is passed to the Microsoft backend; Microsoft uses this token to write back the output manifest directly to your blobs. This token is generated with a limited lifetime and scope, and it is shared with Microsoft backend only.

Please note: No anonymous or unauthorized access is allowed to your Azure Blob Storage Container. Neither Syskit nor any other 3rd party can access your blobs.

Enable Microsoft Access to the Storage Account


Contact us to provide you with a script you will run in your environment.

The script will:

  • Create a Private endpoint so Syskit Point can securely read information from the storage account queue

  • Configure Firewall rules with exceptions for Microsoft services that need to access your storage account directly

To run the script, you will need to:

Please note! When running the script outside the Azure CLI, you must log in using the az login command.

Environment Data and Running the script

The provided script contains placeholder values that you need to replace with data collected from your environment; this must be done before running the script.

To collect the data:

  • Find the Resource Group where Syskit Point is deployed, and save the following values:

    • Resource group name

    • Subscription ID

  • Find the Storage account and write down its name (name starts with pointsa*)

Please note! When running the script outside the Azure CLI, you must log in using the az login command.

After completing the above, restart both App Services inside the Point resource group. After the restart, Syskit Point is configured to collect the storage data from Microsoft.

Please note! If you modified the default ARM template when deploying Syskit Point and introduced custom networking changes, you must modify the provided script before its use. Contact us to provide you with more details or further assistance.

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