Create a web app that uses SignalR Service and GitHub authentication

This sample script creates a new Azure SignalR Service resource, which is used to push real-time content updates to clients. This script also adds a new Web App and App Service plan to host your ASP.NET Core Web App that uses the SignalR Service. The web app is configured with app settings to connect to the new SignalR service resource, and authenticate with GitHub authentication. The web app is also configured to use a local git repository deployment source.

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

Azure Cloud Shell

Azure hosts Azure Cloud Shell, an interactive shell environment that you can use through your browser. You can use either Bash or PowerShell with Cloud Shell to work with Azure services. You can use the Cloud Shell preinstalled commands to run the code in this article, without having to install anything on your local environment.

To start Azure Cloud Shell:

Option Example/Link
Select Try It in the upper-right corner of a code or command block. Selecting Try It doesn't automatically copy the code or command to Cloud Shell. Screenshot that shows an example of Try It for Azure Cloud Shell.
Go to, or select the Launch Cloud Shell button to open Cloud Shell in your browser. Screenshot that shows how to launch Cloud Shell in a new window.
Select the Cloud Shell button on the menu bar at the upper right in the Azure portal. Screenshot that shows the Cloud Shell button in the Azure portal

To use Azure Cloud Shell:

  1. Start Cloud Shell.

  2. Select the Copy button on a code block (or command block) to copy the code or command.

  3. Paste the code or command into the Cloud Shell session by selecting Ctrl+Shift+V on Windows and Linux, or by selecting Cmd+Shift+V on macOS.

  4. Select Enter to run the code or command.

Sample scripts

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

Create the SignalR service with an App service

# Create a SignalR Service with an App Service

# Variable block
let "randomIdentifier=$RANDOM*$RANDOM"
location="East US"

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

# Create the Azure SignalR Service resource
echo "Creating $signalRSvc"
az signalr create \
  --name $signalRSvc \
  --resource-group $resourceGroup \
  --sku $signalRSku \
  --unit-count $unitCount \
  --service-mode $serviceMode

# Create an App Service plan.
echo "Creating $appSvcPlan"
az appservice plan create --name $appSvcPlan --resource-group $resourceGroup --sku $planSku

# Create the Web App
echo "Creating $webApp"
az webapp create --name $webApp --resource-group $resourceGroup --plan $appSvcPlan

# Get the SignalR primary connection string
primaryConnectionString=$(az signalr key list --name $signalRSvc \
  --resource-group $resourceGroup --query primaryConnectionString -o tsv)
echo $primaryConnectionString

# Add an app setting to the web app for the SignalR connection
az webapp config appsettings set --name $webApp --resource-group $resourceGroup \
  --settings "AzureSignalRConnectionString=$primaryConnectionString"

Enable GitHub authentication and Git deployment for web app

  1. Update the values in the following script for the desired deployment username and its passwor

    deploymentUser=<Replace with your desired username>
    deploymentUserPassword=<Replace with your desired password>
  2. Update the values in the following script based on your GitHub OAuth App registration.

    GitHubClientId=<Replace with your GitHub OAuth app Client ID>
    GitHubClientSecret=<Replace with your GitHub OAuth app Client Secret>
  3. Add app settings to use with GitHub authentication

    az webapp config appsettings set --name $webApp --resource-group $resourceGroup --settings "GitHubClientSecret=$GitHubClientSecret" 
  4. Update the webapp with the desired deployment user name and password

    az webapp deployment user set --user-name $deploymentUser --password $deploymentUserPassword
  5. Configure Git deployment and return the deployment URL.

    az webapp deployment source config-local-git --name $webAppName --resource-group $resourceGroupName --query [url] -o tsv

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

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

Command Notes
az group create Creates a resource group in which all resources are stored.
az signalr create Creates an Azure SignalR Service resource.
az signalr key list List the keys, which will be used by your application when pushing real-time content updates with SignalR.
az appservice plan create Creates an Azure App Service Plan for hosting web apps.
az webapp create Creates an Azure Web app using the App Service hosting plan.
az webapp config appsettings set Adds new app settings for the web app. These app settings are used to store the SignalR connection string and GitHub OAuth app secrets.
az webapp deployment user set Update deployment credentials.
az webapp deployment source config-local-git Get a URL for a git repository endpoint to clone and push to for web app deployment.

Next steps

For more information on the Azure CLI, see Azure CLI documentation.

Additional Azure SignalR Service CLI script samples can be found in the Azure SignalR Service documentation.