Create a web app with continuous deployment from GitHub

This sample script creates a web app in App Service with its related resources, and then sets up continuous deployment from a GitHub repository. For GitHub deployment without continuous deployment, see Create a web app and deploy code from GitHub.

If needed, install the Azure PowerShell using the instruction found in the Azure PowerShell guide, and then run Connect-AzAccount to create a connection with Azure. Also, ensure that:

Sample script


We recommend that you use the Azure Az PowerShell module to interact with Azure. See Install Azure PowerShell to get started. To learn how to migrate to the Az PowerShell module, see Migrate Azure PowerShell from AzureRM to Az.

$location="West Europe"

# Create a resource group.
New-AzResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup -Location $location

# Create an App Service plan in Free tier.
New-AzAppServicePlan -Name $webappname -Location $location `
-ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup -Tier Free

# Create a web app.
New-AzWebApp -Name $webappname -Location $location -AppServicePlan $webappname `
-ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup

# SET GitHub
$PropertiesObject = @{
    token = $gittoken;
Set-AzResource -PropertyObject $PropertiesObject `
-ResourceId /providers/Microsoft.Web/sourcecontrols/GitHub -ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

# Configure GitHub deployment from your GitHub repo and deploy once.
$PropertiesObject = @{
    repoUrl = "$gitrepo";
    branch = "master";
Set-AzResource -PropertyObject $PropertiesObject -ResourceGroupName myResourceGroup `
-ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites/sourcecontrols -ResourceName $webappname/web `
-ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

Clean up deployment

After the script sample has been run, the following command can be used to remove the resource group, web app, and all related resources.

Remove-AzResourceGroup -Name myResourceGroup -Force

Script explanation

This script uses the following commands. Each command in the table links to command specific documentation.

Command Notes
New-AzResourceGroup Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
New-AzAppServicePlan Creates an App Service plan.
New-AzWebApp Creates a web app.
Set-AzResource Modifies a resource in a resource group.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure PowerShell module, see Azure PowerShell documentation.

Additional Azure PowerShell samples for Azure App Service Web Apps can be found in the Azure PowerShell samples.