Create an App Service app and deploy files with FTP using Azure CLI

This sample script creates an app in App Service with its related resources, and then deploys a static HTML page using FTP. For FTP upload, the script uses cURL as an example. You can use whatever FTP tool to upload your files.

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. Select Copy 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. Example of Try It for Azure Cloud Shell
Open Cloud Shell in your browser. Launch Azure Cloud Shell button
Select the Cloud Shell button on the menu in the upper-right corner of the Azure portal. Cloud Shell button in the Azure 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



# Download sample static HTML page
curl $warurl --output index.html

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

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

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

# Get FTP publishing profile and query for publish URL and credentials
creds=($(az webapp deployment list-publishing-profiles --name $webappname --resource-group myResourceGroup \
--query "[?contains(publishMethod, 'FTP')].[publishUrl,userName,userPWD]" --output tsv))

# Use cURL to perform FTP upload. You can use any FTP tool to do this instead. 
curl -T index.html -u ${creds[1]}:${creds[2]} ${creds[0]}/

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the static HTML site.
echo http://$

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 App Service app.
az webapp deployment list-publishing-profiles Get the details for available app deployment profiles.

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.