Write your first GitHub action - Part 3
In the last post we learned about deploying a NuGet package to nuget.org using
dotnet nuget push command. In this post, we will learn how to deploy an ASP.NET Core Web API application to Azure App Service.
For deploying web apps to Azure App services, Microsoft introduced an Action, we can get it from App Service actions repository. If we open the
Action.yml file, you will be able to see, it requires 3 parameters - publish-profile - app service publish settings file, app-name and package to deploy. Since publish settings file contains sensitive information, we need to use the GitHub secrets feature. Adding publish settings file to GitHub secrets is straight forward. Open the publish settings file, copy the contents to the GitHub secrets value textbox.
Next we need to modify the our action and include few steps to publish the code and deploy code to Azure. I am using
dotnet publish command to publish the project and for deploying I am using Azure App service action from Microsoft. You can use it like following.
And here is the final workflow.
It is a todo API application with Open API and Unit Tests. Here is the screenshot of deployment step.
In this post we updated our build script and included steps to deploy the ASP.NET Core Web API application to Azure.
You can include the build status badge using the following code.
You can update the README.md file with the above code, which will display the build action badge for your repository, you can find more details about this feature here
Happy Programming :)