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Starter Action Workflows to deploy to Azure

GitHub Actions for Azure help you easily create workflows to build, test, package, release and deploy to Azure, following a push or pull request.

You use Azure starter templates present in this repo to easily create GitHub CI/CD workflows targeting Azure, to deploy your apps created with popular languages and frameworks such as .NET, Node.js, Java, PHP, Ruby or Python, in containers or running on any operating system.

Guidelines to select/author a new sample workflow

Folder Structure: These workflow samples to automate your deployment workflows targeting various Azure services are organised under folders of same names. For example: /AppService/

Naming Notation:

  • os-ecosystem-ServiceName-on-azure: example, linux-container-functionapp-on-azure.yml
  • OS in the name is optional if the action workflow sample is OS agnostic and doesnt significantly change between OS (Linux/Windows)
  • Ecosystem can be a language (.NET, Nodejs, java, Python, Ruby etc.) or Docker/Container Or Database flavours like SQL/MySQL etc.

Workflow structure

  • Include 'name' for every workflow to indicate the purpose of the workflow
  • Ensure that starter workflows run on: push by default.
  • For all secrets to be defined in the workflow, use UPPER_CASE with underscore delimiters instead of snake_case or camelCase.
  • Include a commented Configuration section which incldes hyperlinks to documentation for the Actions used and other pre-reqs.
  • Define environment variables as part of configuration. We think this will help provide visibility into the things that need to be configured as part of te workflow.
  • Ensure all Azure actions referenced in the workflow are pointing to a released version of the action and not from the master. For list of all released GitHub actions for Azure, please refer to


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