Create a web app with continuous deployment from Azure DevOps

This sample script creates a web app in App Service with its related resources, and then sets up continuous deployment from a Azure DevOps repository. For this sample, you need:

  • A Azure DevOps repository with application code, that you have administrative permissions for.
  • A Personal Access Token (PAT) for your Azure DevOps organization.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create a free account before you begin.

Open Azure Cloud Shell

Azure Cloud Shell is a free, interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this article. Common Azure tools are preinstalled and configured in Cloud Shell for you to use with your account. Just select the Copy button to copy the code, paste it in Cloud Shell, and then press Enter to run it. There are a few ways to open Cloud Shell, you can choose any one of them to open Cloud Shell:

Select Try It in the upper-right corner of a code block. Cloud Shell in this article
Open Cloud Shell in your browser. https://shell.azure.com/bash
Select the Cloud Shell button on the menu in the upper-right corner of the Azure portal. Cloud Shell in the portal

If you choose to install and use the CLI locally, you need Azure CLI version 2.0 or later. To find the version, run az --version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install the Azure CLI.

Sample script

#!/bin/bash

gitrepo=<Replace with your Visual Studio Team Services repo URL>
token=<Replace with a Visual Studio Team Services personal access token>
webappname=mywebapp$RANDOM

# Create a resource group.
az group create --location westeurope --name myResourceGroup

# Create an App Service plan in `FREE` tier.
az appservice plan create --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup --sku FREE

# Create a web app.
az webapp create --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup --plan $webappname

# Configure continuous deployment from Visual Studio Team Services. 
# --git-token parameter is required only once per Azure account (Azure remembers token).
az webapp deployment source config --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup \
--repo-url $gitrepo --branch master --git-token $token

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the web app.
echo http://$webappname.azurewebsites.net

Clean up deployment

After the sample script has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it.

az group delete --name myResourceGroup

Script explanation

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

Command Notes
az group create Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
az appservice plan create Creates an App Service plan.
az webapp create Creates an Azure web app.
az webapp deployment source config Associates an Azure web app with a Git or Mercurial repository.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.

Additional App Service CLI script samples can be found in the Azure App Service documentation.