How can we improve Azure Storage?

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  1. 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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