Quickstart: Deploy your first container app using the Azure portal

Azure Container Apps Preview enables you to run microservices and containerized applications on a serverless platform. With Container Apps, you enjoy the benefits of running containers while leaving behind the concerns of manually configuring cloud infrastructure and complex container orchestrators.

In this quickstart, you create a secure Container Apps environment and deploy your first container app using the Azure portal.

Prerequisites

An Azure account with an active subscription is required. If you don't already have one, you can create an account for free.

Setup

Begin by signing in to the Azure portal.

Create a container app

To create your container app, start at the Azure portal home page.

  1. Search for Container Apps in the top search bar.
  2. Select Container Apps in the search results.
  3. Select the Create button.

Basics Tab

In the Basics tab, do the following actions.

Enter project details

Setting Action
Subscription Select your Azure subscription.
Resource group Select Create new and enter my-container-apps.
Container app name Enter my-container-app.

Create an Environment

  1. In the Create Container App environment field, select Create new.

  2. In the Create Container App Environment page on the Basics tab, enter the following values:

    Setting Value
    Environment name Enter my-environment.
    Region Select Canada Central.
  3. Select the Monitoring tab to create a Log Analytics workspace.

  4. Select Create new in the Log Analytics workspace field.

  5. Enter my-container-apps-logs in the Name field of the Create new Log Analytics Workspace dialog.

    The Location field is pre-filled with Canada Central for you.

  6. Select OK.

  7. Select the Create button at the bottom of the Create Container App Environment page.

  8. Select the Next: App settings button at the bottom of the page.

App Settings Tab

In the App settings tab, do the following actions:

Setting Action
Use quickstart image Uncheck the checkbox.
Name Enter my-app.
Image source Select Docker Hub or other registries.
Image type Select Public.
Registry login server Enter mcr.microsoft.com.
Image and tag Enter /azuredocs/containerapps-helloworld:latest.

Application ingress settings

Setting Action
Ingress Select Enabled.
Ingress visibility Select External.
Target port Enter 80.

Deploying the Container App

  1. Select the Review and create button at the bottom of the page.

    Next, the settings in the Container App are verified. If no errors are found, the Create button is enabled.

    If there are errors, any tab containing errors is marked with a red dot. Navigate to the appropriate tab. Fields containing an error will be highlighted in red. Once all errors are fixed, select Review and create again.

  2. Select Create.

    A page with the message Deployment is in progress is displayed. Once the deployment is successfully completed, you'll see the message Your deployment is complete.

View Your deployed application

Select Go to resource to view your new container app. Select the link next to Application URL to view your application. You'll see the following message in your browser.

Your first Azure Container Apps deployment.

Clean up resources

If you're not going to continue to use this application, you can delete the Azure Container Apps instance and all the associated services by removing the resource group.

  1. Select the my-container-apps resource group from the Overview section.
  2. Select the Delete resource group button at the top of the resource group Overview.
  3. Enter the resource group name my-container-apps in the Are you sure you want to delete "my-container-apps" confirmation dialog.
  4. Select Delete.
    The process to delete the resource group may take a few minutes to complete.

Tip

Having issues? Let us know on GitHub by opening an issue in the Azure Container Apps repo.

Next steps