Time to connect to your Azure Storage account

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sometimes when you try to connect to your Azure storage account you might get the following error message: “Server failed to authenticate the request. Make sure the value of Authorization header is formed correctly including the signature.” Searching the Internet for the cause of the problem will probably lead you to check your Internet connection, the storage name and key, your Azure account ID etc… But there’s one thing that you should check first – your machine’s date and time !! Apparently, when you connect to your Azure Storage account, the request is sent with...