Create an App Service app and deploy code from a local Git repository using Azure CLI

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

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Use Azure Cloud Shell

Azure hosts Azure Cloud Shell, an interactive shell environment that you can use through your browser. You can use either Bash or PowerShell with Cloud Shell to work with Azure services. You can use the Cloud Shell preinstalled commands to run the code in this article without having to install anything on your local environment.

To start Azure Cloud Shell:

Option Example/Link
Select Try It in the upper-right corner of a code block. Selecting Try It doesn't automatically copy the code to Cloud Shell. Example of Try It for Azure Cloud Shell
Go to https://shell.azure.com, or select the Launch Cloud Shell button to open Cloud Shell in your browser. Launch Cloud Shell in a new window
Select the Cloud Shell button on the top-right menu bar in the Azure portal. Cloud Shell button in the Azure portal

To run the code in this article in Azure Cloud Shell:

  1. Start Cloud Shell.

  2. Select the Copy button on a code block to copy the code.

  3. Paste the code into the Cloud Shell session by selecting Ctrl+Shift+V on Windows and Linux or by selecting Cmd+Shift+V on macOS.

  4. Select Enter to run the code.

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

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

# 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://$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 App Service 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.

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.