Check Storage Account Name Availability
Updated: June 29, 2015
The Check Storage Account Name Availability operation checks to see if the specified storage account name is available, or if it has already been taken.
The Check Storage Account Name Availability request may be specified as follows. Replace <subscription-id> with your subscription ID and <storage-account-name> with the name of that you want to use for the storage account.
You must make sure that the request that is made to the management service is secure. For additional details, see Authenticating Service Management Requests.
The following table describes the request headers.
Required. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This header should be set to 2012-03-01 or higher. For more information about versioning headers, see Service Management Versioning.
The response includes an HTTP status code, a set of response headers, and a response body.
A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK). For information about status codes, see Service Management Status and Error Codes.
The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.
A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the management service.
The format of the response body is as follows:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <AvailabilityResponse xmlns=”http://schemas.microsoft.com/windowsazure”> <Result>name-availability</Result> <Reason>reason-for-denial</Reason> </AvailabilityResponse>
The following table describes the elements in the response body.
Specifies a boolean value that indicates whether the name is available for you to use. If true, the name is available. If false, the name has already been taken and cannot be used.
Specifies the reason that a storage account name could not be used. The value will be true if the name can be used.
The Reason element is only returned using version 2013-03-01 or higher.