Create a web app and deploy code from a local Git repository

This sample script creates a web app in App Service with its related resources, and then deploys your web app code in a local Git repository.

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

Launch Azure Cloud Shell

The Azure Cloud Shell is a free Bash shell that you can run directly within the Azure portal. It has the Azure CLI preinstalled and configured to use with your account. Click the Cloud Shell button on the menu in the upper-right of the Azure portal.

Cloud Shell

The button launches an interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this topic:

Screenshot showing the Cloud Shell window in the portal

If you choose to install and use the CLI locally, this topic requires that you are running the Azure CLI version 2.0 or later. Run az --version to find the version. If you need to install or upgrade, see Install Azure CLI 2.0.

Sample script


gitdirectory=<Replace with path to local Git repo>
username=<Replace with desired deployment username>
password=<Replace with desired deployment password>

# 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

# Set the account-level deployment credentials
az webapp deployment user set --user-name $username --password $password

# Configure local Git and get deployment URL
url=$(az webapp deployment source config-local-git --name $webappname \
--resource-group myResourceGroup --query url --output tsv)

# Add the Azure remote to your local Git respository and push your code
cd $gitdirectory
git remote add azure $url
git push azure master

# When prompted for password, use the value of $password that you specified

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

Clean up deployment

After the script sample has been run, the follow 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 user set Sets the account-level deployment credentials for App Service.
az webapp deployment source config-local-git Creates a source control configuration for a local Git repository.
az webapp browse Open an Azure web app in a browser.

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.