Tutorial: Deploy Docker containers to Azure App Service with Visual Studio Code

This article walks you through the process of using Visual Studio Code to deploy a container image from a container registry to Azure App Service.

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For a related demonstration video, see Django Apps in VS Code dev containers (youtube.com) from virtual PyCon 2020.

Configure your environment

Sign in to Azure

Once you've installed the Azure extension, sign into your Azure account:

  1. Navigate to the Azure explorer.

  2. Select Sign in to Azure and follow the prompts.

    Sign in to Azure through VS Code

  3. After signing in, verify that Azure: <your-account-name>" appears in the Status Bar and your subscription(s) appears in the Azure explorer:

    Visual Studio Code status bar showing Azure account

    Visual Studio Code Azure App Service 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:

# Windows
set HTTPS_PROXY=https://username:password@proxy:8080
set HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@proxy:8080
# macOS/Linux
export HTTPS_PROXY=https://username:password@proxy:8080
export HTTP_PROXY=http://username:password@proxy:8080