Step 1: Sign up for an Account for the REST Tutorial
This is the first of four tasks required to create a basic REST-based Windows Azure Service Bus service. For an overview of all four of the tasks, see the Service Bus REST Tutorial.
The first step is to create a Windows Azure service namespace, and to obtain a shared secret key. A service namespace provides an application boundary for each application exposed through the Service Bus. A shared secret key is automatically generated by the system when a service namespace is created. The combination of service namespace and shared secret key provides a credential for the Service Bus to authenticate access to an application.
Expected time to complete: 5 minutes
To create a service namespace and obtain a shared secret key
To create a service namespace by using the Windows Azure portal, follow the steps in How To: Create or Modify a Service Bus Service Namespace.
In the main window of the Windows Azure Management Portal, click the name of the service namespace you created in the previous step.
At the bottom of the portal window, click Access Key.
In the Connect to your namespace window, make a note of the default issuer and default key, or copy them to the clipboard. You will use these values later in this tutorial.