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Creating a Web App and Deploying Code from GitHub Using PowerShell

In this hands-on lab, you will create an Azure web app and insert configuration information into that web app using the code from a GitHub repository — all using PowerShell. PowerShell is a powerful scripting and automation engine that can be used to provision and automate a lot of tasks in Azure.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 1h 45m
Clock icon Jan 24, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Log in to the Linux VM

    1. Open a new terminal.

    2. Copy the public IP address provided with this hands-on lab.

    3. In the terminal, connect to the VM:

      ssh cloud_user@<PUBLIC_IP_OF_THE_VM>
    4. Once logged in, start the PowerShell prompt:

  2. Challenge

    Install the Az Module and Connect to Azure

    1. Install the module:

      Install-Module -Name Az -AllowClobber -Scope CurrentUser
    2. Enter Y to continue installing from the PowerShell gallery.

    3. From the PowerShell prompt, connect to Azure:

      Connect-AzAccount -UseDeviceAuthentication
    4. Go to and enter the code provided in the terminal.

    5. Enter the Azure Portal username and password provided with this hands-on lab.

  3. Challenge

    Create the Azure App Service Plan and Web App

    1. Create the following variables (replacing <UNIQUE_WEB_APP_NAME> with a globally unique name):

      $gitrepo = ""
      $webappname = "<UNIQUE_WEB_APP_NAME>"
      $location = "West US"
    2. Create the app service plan:

      New-AzAppServicePlan -Name $webappname -Location $location -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup -Tier Free
    3. Create the web app:

      New-AzWebApp -Name $webappname -Location $location -AppServicePlan $webappname -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup
  4. Challenge

    Create and Apply the Configuration to the Web App

    1. Create the variable for the GitHub configuration:

      $PropertiesObject = @{
        repoUrl = "$gitrepo";
        branch = "master";
        isManualIntegration = "true";
    2. Apply the configuration to the web app:

      Set-AzResource -PropertyObject $PropertiesObject `
        -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroup `
        -ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites/sourcecontrols `
        -ResourceName $webappname/web `
        -ApiVersion 2015-08-01 `

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