Deploy to Azure App Service using Visual Studio Code

In this tutorial, you deploy a Node.js application to Azure App Service (on Linux or Windows) using the App Service extension.

Walkthrough video

Watch this video for a complete walkthrough of the content in this article.


Install the Azure App Service extension

Sign in to Azure

Once you've installed the Azure extension in VS Code, sign into your Azure account by navigating to the Azure explorer, select Sign in to Azure, and follow the prompts. (If you have multiple Azure extensions installed, select the one for the area in which you're working, such as App Service, Functions, etc.)

Sign in to Azure through VS Code

After signing in, verify that the email address of your Azure account (or "Signed In") appears in the Status Bar and your subscription(s) appears in the Azure explorer:

VS Code status bar showing Azure account

VS Code Azure explorer showing subscriptions


If you see the error "Cannot find subscription with name [subscription ID]", this may be because you are behind a proxy and unable to reach the Azure API. Configure HTTP_PROXY and HTTPS_PROXY environment variables with your proxy information in your terminal:

export HTTPS_PROXY=https://username:password@proxy:8080
export HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@proxy:8080