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How to Deploy a JavaScript Tetris-Game-App on Azure CICD Pipeline and App Service

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Steps needed.

Step 1 — Create ACR
Step 2 — Create a new project in Azure DevOps
Step 3 — Create 2 service connections in Azure DevOps (ACR and GitHub)
Step 4 — Create build pipeline and run the job
Step 5 — Create Azure Webapp Container
Step 6 — Create release pipeline
Step 7 — Verify CICD pipeline by adding a new feature to the app.


  1. Able to create and deploy apps with azure cicd pipeline.

  2. Understand the use of azure portal and azure devops


  1. You must have an azure account and azure devops subscription.

  2. You must have basic knowledge of docker and how to create Dockerfile.

  3. You must have basic Javascript knowledge.

Now, lets move to the first step of this project.

Step 1 — Create Azure Container Registry:

How to create Azure Container Registries

a. Login into the Azure Portal and create an Azure Container Registry.

b. Search for Container Registryon the search bar.

c. Note: If you don’t have a resource group yet you may have to create it first. Click on Create and fill in the details as shown above. After filling in the details, click on Review and Create

d. Wait for the resource to finish deploying, Click go to resource > on the left menu click on Access Keys > Check Admin user

The Access Keys in Container Registries is essential for the security and proper functioning of our Containerized apps. It is typically used for authentication and authorization when interacting with the CR.

Step 2 — Create a new project in Azure Devops:

Creating a project in Azure DevOps serves as an organizational unit that helps you manage and organize your work, source code, builds, releases, and other aspects of your software development lifecycle.

How to create a project on Azure Devops

a. Go to

b. Click on Create New Project on the top right corner.

c. Input your project name and other details

d. Click Create

Step 3 — Create 2 service connections in Azure devops (ACR and GitHub)

Service Connections helps to manage authentication and integrate with external services. They help to enhance security, simplify configuration, and contribute to the overall efficiency of CI/CD pipelines and other automation processes within the development lifecycle.

How to create a service connection

We will be creating two service connections. One is for the GitHub (because of our code is stored in GitHub) we need to establish a connection that can authenticate to it. Second is for the service connection that authenticates to our docker image repo located inAzure Container Registry.

a. From the project page, scroll down on the left menu. Click on Project settings

b. When the page opens up, scroll down and click on Service connections still on the left menu.

c. Click on Create your first service connection if this is your first, else.. click on New service connection .

d. Search for GitHub or scroll down to find it. Click on the OAuth configuration and select AzurePipeline . Click Authorize

e. Type in the name of your service connections. Fill in the details as required or as shown in the gif image above. Click Save

NOTE: Make sure to check the Grant access permission to all pipelines .

a. Click on New service connection

b. Search for docker registry or scroll down to find it. Select it and Click Next .

c. At the top of the page, select Azure Container Registry as the registry type.

d. For authentication type, select Service Principal , the subscription should automatically be inputted if not, select it

e. In the next field, Select the name of your Azure Container Registry.

f. Optional, type in your service connection name . Check the Grant access permission to all pipelines and click Save .

Granting access permissions when creating a service connection in Azure Pipelines is a crucial security and governance practice. It ensures that the service connection is properly authenticated, authorized, and aligned with the principle of least privilege, contributing to a secure and controlled integration between Azure DevOps and external services.

Step 4 — Create build pipeline and run the job

In this section we are going to build a docker image and push the image to the container registry created earlier. Our Dockerfile is located in Github. Here is the GitHub repo if you’d like to use the same code as I did.

How to build and push image to azure container registry

a. From the left menu, click pipeline , in the open page you have to click Create pipeline

b. CONNECT, the GitHub repo. Click on GitHub (yaml) from the list

c. SELECT, the repo from the list. In this case I selected the repo ougabriel/tetris-game-app .

d. CONFIGURE, select from the list with the details Docker (Build and push image to azure container registry)

> Select your subscription, click Continue

> From the drop-down menu, select your container registry which was created earlier. | The image name will be automatically populated or you can give it your own name. | Leave Dockerfile section as default

> Click Validate and configure ( the yaml file will be configured)

e. REVIEW, leave the azure-pipelines.yml file as default. We won’t be changing anything here. Click Save and run

NOTE: After the build, go to the azure portal > open the ACR created earlier > Scroll down to repositories to see the new docker image.

Go to your GitHub repo page to see the azure-pipelines.yml file which has been added.

Step 5 — Create Azure Webapp Container

Since, we have already deployed our docker image. Next, we will attached this image to an Azure WebApp. When this is attached, the image is deployed into it and then we can interact with the Tetris game.

How to create a webapp in azure.

a. Navigate to App Services:

b. Configure Web App Basics:

In the “Basics” tab of the Web App creation wizard:

Choose a unique App name. > Select your subscription. > Create or select a Resource Group. > Choose an Operating System (Linux). > Choose a Region. > Select a Runtime Stack (e.g., Node.js, Python, .NET Core). > Choose the Docker Containeroption under Publish.

c. Configure Container:

d. Configure App Service Plan:

In the “App Service Plan” section:

e. Configure Monitoring and Management: (Leave as default)

f. Review your configurations, and click on the “Review + create” button.

Step 6 — Create release pipeline

a. From the menu Click “Pipelines” section and select “Releases” from the sub-menu.

b. Create a New Release Pipeline >

c. In the pop window. We can either choose empty job but for the sake of this project, select Azure App Service deployment

d. Add Artifacts:

Enable Continuous deployment trigger

e. Add Stage configuration.

f. Click Save and then click Create release > Once the deployment is done, you can view the logs. and other details as shown above.

Step 7 — Verify CICD pipeline by adding a new feature to the app.

In this section, We are going to test our release pipeline trigger. To do this we are going to edit the Lets Play section of the code; and then change its present value to a different color such as yellow or green or blue.

How to edit a code and trigger the release pipeline

a. There are several ways to do this, however I will be using the vscode.

b. Clone the repo git clone

> CD into the directory cd tetris-game-app > edit the lets play part of the code nano tetris.js (press ctrl w to search and ctrl o to write)

> Stage the edit git add .

> Commit the edit git commit -m “Changed the lets play font colour to yellow”

> Push the code git push -u origin main


I hope this project has been of a great help to you, if you do have any questions or recommendations please leave a comment and I will be glad to respond to you.

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