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.

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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. 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

#/bin/bash

# Variables
appName="AppServiceLinuxDocker$random"
location="WestUS"
dockerHubContainerPath="<replace-with-docker-container-path>" #format: <username>/<container-or-image>:<tag>

# Create a Resource Group
az group create --name myResourceGroup --location $location

# Create an App Service Plan
az appservice plan create --name AppServiceLinuxDockerPlan --resource-group myResourceGroup --location $location --is-linux --sku S1

# Create a Web App
az webapp create --name $appName --plan AppServiceLinuxDockerPlan --resource-group myResourceGroup

# Configure Web App with a Custom Docker Container from Docker Hub
az webapp config container set --docker-custom-image-name $dockerHubContainerPath --name $appName --resource-group myResourceGroup

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the web app.
echo http://$appName.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 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.