Create a target

Follow these steps to create a target reference to migrate data to with LiveData Migrator. Before you start, ensure that you have the following prerequisites:

Create a target using access key authentication#

  1. In the Azure Portal, navigate to the LiveData Migrator resource page.
  2. From the LiveData Migrator menu on the left, click Data Targets.
  3. Click Create target.
  4. Complete the Basic details:
    • Target Name: the name of the target as you want it to appear in your list of resources.
    • Storage Account: your ADLS Gen2 Storage account.
    • Storage Container: your ADLS Gen2 Storage container name.
  5. In the Authentication Type dropdown, keep Access key selected as the default.
  6. Click Review and create.
  7. Click Create.

Create a target using OAuth 2 / managed identity authentication#

  1. In the Authentication Type dropdown, select Service Principal (OAuth2).

  2. In the Service Principal Type section, select a new or existing service principle as appropriate. You must hold permission to register a new application in your Azure subscription to create a new service principle.

    Create a new service principal

    1. Keep the Create New radio button selected and click Change selection. The Register an application pane opens.
    2. Select an application name and account type, and click Register.
    3. In the application overview page that opens, add a client secret, and then copy the displayed secret value (you'll need it later to authenticate).
    4. When you're done, click the closebox in the upper-left corner to return to the Create target page.

    Use an existing service principal

    1. Select the Use Existing radio button and click Make selection. The Select an application pane opens.
    2. Select the application and click Select.
  3. In the Create target page, add the service principal Client ID and Client Secret.

    • If you created a new service principle, the Client ID field shows the new service principal. Paste the secret you copied earlier in the Client Secret field.
    • If you're using an existing service principal, fill in both fields.
  4. If you want to add a custom endpoint, select the Custom endpoint checkbox and add the path to the endpoint in the Client Endpoint field that displays.

  5. Click Review and create.

Next steps#

Once you've successfully installed LiveData Migrator and set up your target, create path mappings.


If you are having problems adding a target, you can find solutions in the troubleshooting guide.