Create an ASP.NET Core app in a Docker container from Docker Hub using Azure CLI

This sample script creates a resource group, a Linux App Service plan, and an app. It then deploys an ASP.NET Core application using a Docker Container.

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

Prerequisites

Sample script

Launch Azure Cloud Shell

The Azure Cloud Shell is a free interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this article. It has common Azure tools preinstalled and configured to use with your account.

To open the Cloud Shell, just select Try it from the upper right corner of a code block. You can also launch Cloud Shell in a separate browser tab by going to https://shell.azure.com.

When Cloud Shell opens, verify that Bash is selected for your environment. Subsequent sessions will use Azure CLI in a Bash environment, Select Copy to copy the blocks of code, paste it into the Cloud Shell, and press Enter to run it.

Sign in to Azure

Cloud Shell is automatically authenticated under the initial account signed-in with. Use the following script to sign in using a different subscription, replacing <Subscription ID> with your Azure Subscription ID. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.

subscription="<subscriptionId>" # add subscription here

az account set -s $subscription # ...or use 'az login'

For more information, see set active subscription or log in interactively

To create the web app

# Create an ASP.NET Core app in a Docker container from Docker Hub
# set -e # exit if error
# Variable block
let "randomIdentifier=$RANDOM*$RANDOM"
location="East US"
resourceGroup="msdocs-app-service-rg-$randomIdentifier"
tag="deploy-linux-docker-app-only.sh"
appServicePlan="msdocs-app-service-plan-$randomIdentifier"
webapp="msdocs-web-app-$randomIdentifier"

# Create a resource group.
echo "Creating $resourceGroup in "$location"..."
az group create --name $resourceGroup --location "$location" --tag $tag

# Create an App Service plan in S1 tier
echo "Creating $appServicePlan"
az appservice plan create --name $appServicePlan --resource-group $resourceGroup --sku S1 --is-linux

# Create a web app. To see list of available runtimes, run 'az webapp list-runtimes --linux'
echo "Creating $webapp"
az webapp create --name $webapp --resource-group $resourceGroup --plan $appServicePlan  --runtime "NODE|14-lts"

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the static HTML site.
site="http://$webapp.azurewebsites.net"
echo $site
curl "$site"

Configure Web App with a Custom Docker Container from Docker Hub

  1. Create the following variable containing your GitHub information.

    dockerHubContainerPath="<replace-with-docker-container-path>" #format: <username>/<container-or-image>:<tag>
    
  2. Configure the web app with a custom docker container from Docker Hub.

    az webapp config container set --docker-custom-image-name $dockerHubContainerPath --name $webApp --resource-group $resourceGroup
    
  3. Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the web app.

    site="http://$webapp.azurewebsites.net"
    echo $site
    curl "$site"
    

Clean up resources

Use the following command to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it using the az group delete command - unless you have an ongoing need for these resources. Some of these resources may take a while to create, as well as to delete.

az group delete --name $resourceGroup

Sample reference

This script uses the following commands to create a resource group, App Service app, and all related resources. 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 config container set Sets the Docker container for the App Service app.

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.