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#Installing Node.js

Serverless is a Node.js CLI tool so the first thing you need to do is to install Node.js on your machine.

Go to the official Node.js website, download and follow the installation instructions to install Node.js on your local machine.

Note: The Azure Functions Serverless Framework plugin requires Node v6.5.0

You can verify that Node.js is installed successfully by runnning node --version in your terminal. You should see the corresponding Node version number printed out.

#Installing the Serverless Framework

Next, install the Serverless Framework via npm which was already installed when you installed Node.js.

Open up a terminal and type npm install -g serverless to install Serverless.

npm install -g serverless

Once the installation process is done you can verify that Serverless is installed successfully by running the following command in your terminal:


To see which version of serverless you have installed run:

serverless --version

#Installing Azure Functions Provider Plugin

To install, install the latest package from npm, run:

npm i --save serverless-azure-functions

#Setting up Azure Functions

To run serverless commands that interface with the Azure platform, you will need to setup your Azure subscription credentials on your machine.

Follow these instructions on setting up Azure subscription credentials