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, all within Visual Studio Code.

If you encounter issues with any of the steps in this tutorial, we'd love to hear the details. Use the I ran into an issue link at the end of each article to submit feedback.

Prerequisites

Sign in to Azure

Once you've installed the Azure extension, 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:

Visual Studio Code status bar showing Azure account

Visual Studio Code Azure App Service explorer showing subscriptions

Note

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:

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

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

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