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Create an App Service and deploy with source code

Prerequisite

  • Create an Azure Account
  • Setup Azure CLI
  • Log in with Azure CLI
  • Create a resource group.
  • To learn these steps, please check Azure CLI content.

Create an App Service plan

  • Command:
    appservice plan create \
    --name <APP_SERVICE_PLAN_NAME> \
    --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME>
    --sku FREE
  • To list all existing service plans, use az appservice plan list --output table.
  • SKU value are B1, B2, B3, D1, F1, FREE, I1, I1v2, I2, I2v2, I3, I3v2, P1V2, P1V3, P2V2, P2V3, P3V2, P3V3, PC2, PC3, PC4, S1, S2, S3, SHARED.
  • More details for App Service plan
  • Example code to create a free app service plan:
    az appservice plan create \
    --name codesanook-example-app-service-plan \
    --resource-group codesanook-example-resource-group \
    --is-linux \
    --sku FREE

Create an App Service for deploying with source code

  • Command:
    az webapp create \
    --name <APP_SERVICE_NAME> \
    --plan <APP_SERVICE_PLAN_NAME> \
    --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME> \
    --runtime <RUNTIME>
  • Access a website as https://APP_SERVICE_NAME.azurewebsites.net.
  • To list all existing App Service, use az webapp list --output table.
  • To list all supported runtime, use az webapp list-runtimes --output table.
  • Note, you need to wrap double quote to a runtime value.
  • After your App Service is ready, it will deploy your source code from a Git server. You can log in to Azure portable to check deployment status.
  • More details for App Service
  • Example code to create an app service:
    az webapp create \
    --name codesanook-example-app-service \
    --plan codesanook-example-app-service-plan \
    --resource-group codesanook-example-resource-group \
    --runtime "DOTNET|5.0"

Deploy a project with GitHub Actions

  • You can use our GitHub Actions workflow script to deploy your project to Azure App Service that you've just created.
  • To deploy with GitHub Actions, you need to have Azure App Service publish profile.
  • Before getting App Service profile you need to WEBSITE_WEBDEPLOY_USE_SCM configuration's value to true

Update Azure App Service configuration

  • Command:
    az webapp config appsettings set \
    --name <APP_SERVICE_NAME> \
    --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME> \
    --settings @<CONFIGURATION_JSON_FILE>
  • Example code to update Azure App Service configuration:
    az webapp config appsettings set \
    --name codesanook-example-app-service \
    --resource-group codesanook-example-resource-group \
    --settings @app-service-configuration.json
  • Example content of a configuration JSON file:
    [
    {
    "name": "WEBSITE_WEBDEPLOY_USE_SCM",
    "value": "true",
    "slotSetting": false
    }
    ]

Get Azure App Service publish profile

  • Command:
    az webapp deployment list-publishing-profiles \
    --name <APP_SERVICE_NAME> \
    --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME> \
    --xml
  • Example code to get Azure App Service publish profile:
    az webapp deployment list-publishing-profiles \
    --name codesanook-example-app-service \
    --resource-group codesanook-example-resource-group \
    --xml

Get FTPS Credentials

  • Go to Azure portal.
  • Select your app service.
  • In app service page that you have selected, select Deployment Center. Then click FTPS credentials tab.
  • You will find all required information to make an FTPS connection.
    • FTPS endpoint
    • Username
    • Password

Other useful commands

Delete an existing Azure App Service

  • Command:
    az webapp delete \
    --name <APP_SERVICE_NAME> \
    --resource-group <RESOURCE_GROUP_NAME>
  • Example code to delete an existing App Service:
    az webapp delete \
    --name codesanook-example-app-service \
    --resource-group codesanook-example-resource-group
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