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  1. Support multiple storage accounts in Azure Storage Emulator

    The Azure Storage Emulator only supports a single fixed account (devstoreaccount1).

    This makes integration testing and development on the same machine a pain, as we would like to be able to clear the integration testing account entirely before and after each test sequence, without removing development data.

    The connection string to the new account could use the extended syntax (see https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-emulator#authenticating-requests-against-the-storage-emulator - not "UseDevelopmentStorage=true"), with the same account key but a different account name, and if need be, different ports for blob/table/queue endpoints.

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      • Fix Azure Storage Emulator security issue by enabling a custom or random storage key

        We are not allowed to provide the storage emulator to our developers because of the security issues of its design!

        Possible to have a custom storage key for devstoreaccount1 (or a randomly created one) via e.g. "AzureStorageEmulator newKey"?

        Current implementation is a security issue because a) it is a default password, which against almost all compliance frameworks, b) you are storing it hardcoded in cleartext in the configuration file.

        The hashed form (preferably via SHA256 or SHA512) can then be stored on local file system instead of the cleartext one. (a good idea could be using SHA512CryptoServiceProvider for preventing errors…

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