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 needed, install the Azure PowerShell using the instruction found in the Azure PowerShell guide, and then run Login-AzureRmAccount to create a connection with Azure. Also, your application code needs to be committed into a local Git repository.

Sample script

$gitdirectory="<Replace with path to local Git repo>"
$webappname="mywebapp$(Get-Random)"
$location="West Europe"

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

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

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

# Configure GitHub deployment from your GitHub repo and deploy once.
$PropertiesObject = @{
    scmType = "LocalGit";
}
Set-AzureRmResource -PropertyObject $PropertiesObject -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites/config -ResourceName $webappname/web `
-ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

# Get app-level deployment credentials
$xml = [xml](Get-AzureRmWebAppPublishingProfile -Name $webappname -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-OutputFile null)
$username = $xml.SelectNodes("//publishProfile[@publishMethod=`"MSDeploy`"]/@userName").value
$password = $xml.SelectNodes("//publishProfile[@publishMethod=`"MSDeploy`"]/@userPWD").value

# Add the Azure remote to your local Git respository and push your code
#### This method saves your password in the git remote. You can use a Git credential manager to secure your password instead.
git remote add azure "https://${username}:$password@$webappname.scm.azurewebsites.net"
git push azure master

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-AzureRmResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup -Force

Script explanation

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

Command Notes
New-AzureRmResourceGroup Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
New-AzureRmAppServicePlan Creates an App Service plan.
New-AzureRmWebApp Creates a web app.
Set-AzureRmResource Modifies a resource in a resource group.
Get-AzureRmWebAppPublishingProfile Get a web app's publishing profile.

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.