Create an App Service app and deploy code into a local Git repository using Azure CLI

This sample script creates an app in App Service with its related resources, and then deploys your app code in a local Git repository.

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


You can use either the Azure Cloud Shell or a local Azure CLI.

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

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 deployment from GitHub
# set -e # exit if error
# Variable block
let "randomIdentifier=$RANDOM*$RANDOM"
location="East US"
gitrepo= # Replace the following URL with your own public GitHub repo URL if you have one

# 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

# Deploy code from a public GitHub repository. 
az webapp deployment source config --name $webapp --resource-group $resourceGroup \
--repo-url $gitrepo --branch master --manual-integration

# Use curl to see the web app.
echo $site
curl "$site" # Optionally, copy and paste the output of the previous command into a browser to see the web app

To deploy to your local Git repository

  1. Create the following variables containing your GitHub information.

    gitdirectory=<Replace with path to local Git repo>
    username=<Replace with desired deployment username>
    password=<Replace with desired deployment password>
  2. Configure local Git and get deployment URL.

    url=$(az webapp deployment source config-local-git --name $webapp --resource-group $resourceGroup --query url --output tsv)
  3. Add the Azure remote to your local Git repository and push your code. When prompted for password, use the value of $password that you specified.

    cd $gitdirectory
    git remote add azure $url
    git push azure main

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 user set Sets the account-level deployment credentials for App Service.
az webapp deployment source config-local-git Creates a source control configuration for a local Git 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.