Create a web app and deploy code to a staging environment using Azure CLI

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.

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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:

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

# Replace the following URL with a public GitHub repo URL
gitrepo=https://github.com/Azure-Samples/php-docs-hello-world
webappname=mywebapp$RANDOM

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

# Create an App Service plan in STANDARD tier (minimum required by deployment slots).
az appservice plan create --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup --sku S1

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

#Create a deployment slot with the name "staging".
az webapp deployment slot create --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup \
--slot staging

# Deploy sample code to "staging" slot from GitHub.
az webapp deployment source config --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup \
--slot staging --repo-url $gitrepo --branch master --manual-integration

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

# Swap the verified/warmed up staging slot into production.
az webapp deployment slot swap --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup \
--slot staging

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the web app in the production slot.
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 slot create Create a deployment slot.
az webapp deployment source config Associates an Azure web app with a Git or Mercurial repository.
az webapp deployment slot swap Swap a specified deployment slot into production.

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.