Create an App Service app with continuous deployment from an Azure DevOps repository using Azure CLI

This sample script creates an app in App Service with its related resources, and then sets up continuous deployment from an Azure DevOps repository. For this sample, you need:

  • An Azure DevOps repository with application code, that you have administrative permissions for.
  • A Personal Access Token (PAT) for your Azure DevOps organization.

If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.

Prerequisites

Sample script

Launch Azure Cloud Shell

The Azure Cloud Shell is a free interactive shell that you can use to run the steps in this article. It has common Azure tools preinstalled and configured to use with your account.

To open the Cloud Shell, just select Try it from the upper right corner of a code block. You can also launch Cloud Shell in a separate browser tab by going to https://shell.azure.com.

When Cloud Shell opens, verify that Bash is selected for your environment. Subsequent sessions will use Azure CLI in a Bash environment, Select Copy to copy the blocks of code, paste it into the Cloud Shell, and press Enter to run it.

Sign in to Azure

Cloud Shell is automatically authenticated under the initial account signed-in with. Use the following script to sign in using a different subscription, replacing <Subscription ID> with your Azure Subscription ID. If you don't have an Azure subscription, create an Azure free account before you begin.

subscription="<subscriptionId>" # add subscription here

az account set -s $subscription # ...or use 'az login'

For more information, see set active subscription or log in interactively

To create the web app

# Create an App Service app with continuous deployment from an Azure DevOps repository
# set -e # exit if error
# Variable block
let "randomIdentifier=$RANDOM*$RANDOM"
location="East US"
resourceGroup="msdocs-app-service-rg-$randomIdentifier"
tag="deploy-vsts-continuous-webapp-only.sh"
appServicePlan="msdocs-app-service-plan-$randomIdentifier"
webapp="msdocs-web-app-$randomIdentifier"

# Create a resource group.
echo "Creating $resourceGroup in "$location"..."
az group create --name $resourceGroup --location "$location" --tag $tag

# Create an App Service plan in `FREE` tier
echo "Creating $appServicePlan"
az appservice plan create --name $appServicePlan --resource-group $resourceGroup --sku FREE

# Create a web app.
echo "Creating $webapp"
az webapp create --name $webapp --resource-group $resourceGroup --plan $appServicePlan

# Copy the result of the following command into a browser to see the static HTML site.
site="http://$webapp.azurewebsites.net"
echo $site
curl "$site"

To configure continuous deployment from GitHub

Create the following variables containing your GitHub information.

gitrepo=<Replace with your Visual Studio Team Services repo URL>
token=<Replace with a Visual Studio Team Services personal access token>

Configure continuous deployment from Visual Studio Team Services. The --git-token parameter is required only once per Azure account (Azure remembers token).

az webapp deployment source config --name $webapp --resource-group $resourceGroup \
--repo-url $gitrepo --branch master --git-token $token

Clean up resources

Use the following command to remove the resource group and all resources associated with it using the az group delete command - unless you have an ongoing need for these resources. Some of these resources may take a while to create, as well as to delete.

az group delete --name $resourceGroup

Sample reference

This script uses the following commands. 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 deployment source config Associates an App Service app with a Git or Mercurial repository.

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.