Create a web app and deploy code to a staging environment

This sample script creates a web app in App Service with an additional deployment slot called "staging", and then deploys a sample app to the "staging" slot.

If needed, install the Azure PowerShell using the instruction found in the Azure PowerShell guide, and then run Connect-AzAccount to create a connection with Azure.

Sample script


This article has been updated to use the new Azure PowerShell Az module. You can still use the AzureRM module, which will continue to receive bug fixes until at least December 2020. To learn more about the new Az module and AzureRM compatibility, see Introducing the new Azure PowerShell Az module. For Az module installation instructions, see Install Azure PowerShell.

# Replace the following URL with a public GitHub repo URL
$location="West Europe"

# Create a resource group.
New-AzResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup -Location $location

# Create an App Service plan in Free tier.
New-AzAppServicePlan -Name $webappname -Location $location `
-ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup -Tier Free

# Create a web app.
New-AzWebApp -Name $webappname -Location $location `
-AppServicePlan $webappname -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup

# Upgrade App Service plan to Standard tier (minimum required by deployment slots)
Set-AzAppServicePlan -Name $webappname -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-Tier Standard

#Create a deployment slot with the name "staging".
New-AzWebAppSlot -Name $webappname -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-Slot staging

# Configure GitHub deployment to the staging slot from your GitHub repo and deploy once.
$PropertiesObject = @{
    repoUrl = "$gitrepo";
    branch = "master";
Set-AzResource -PropertyObject $PropertiesObject -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites/slots/sourcecontrols `
-ResourceName $webappname/staging/web -ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

# Swap the verified/warmed up staging slot into production.
Switch-AzWebAppSlot -Name $webappname -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-SourceSlotName staging -DestinationSlotName production

Clean up deployment

After the script sample has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group, web app, and all related resources.

Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup -Force

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
New-AzResourceGroup Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
New-AzAppServicePlan Creates an App Service plan.
New-AzWebApp Creates a web app.
Set-AzAppServicePlan Modifies an App Service plan to change its pricing tier.
New-AzWebAppSlot Creates a deployment slot for a web app.
Set-AzResource Modifies a resource in a resource group.
Switch-AzWebAppSlot Swaps a web app's deployment slot into production.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure PowerShell module, see Azure PowerShell documentation.

Additional Azure Powershell samples for Azure App Service Web Apps can be found in the Azure PowerShell samples.