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This guide is designed to help you get started as quick as possible.

#1. Set up boilerplate

To setup the boilerplate, follow these instructions:

  1. Install the boilerplate

    serverless create -t azure-nodejs --path <my-app>
  2. Install the dependencies

    cd <my-app>
    npm install

#2. Set up credentials

We'll set up an Azure Subscription and our service principal. You can learn more in the credentials doc.

  1. Set up an Azure Subscription

    Sign up for a free account @ https://azure.com.

    Azure comes with a free trial that includes $200 of free credit.

  2. . Get the Azure CLI

    npm i -g azure-cli
  3. Login to Azure

    azure login

    This will give you a code and prompt you to visit aka.ms/devicelogin. Provide the code and then login with your Azure identity (this may happen automatically if you're already logged in). You'll then be able to access your account via the CLI.

  4. Get your subcription and tenant id

    azure account show

    Save the subcription and tenant id for later

  5. Create a service principal for a given <name> and <password>

    azure ad sp create -n <name> -p <password>

    This should return an object which has the servicePrincipalNames property on it. Save one of the names in the array and the password you provided for later. If you need to look up your service principal later, you can use azure ad sp -c <name> where <name> is the name provided originally. Note that the <name> you provided is not the name you'll provide later, it is a name in the servicePrincipalNames array.

  6. Set up environment variables

    You need to set up environment variables for your subscription id, tenant id, service principal name, and password.

    # bash
    export azureSubId='<subscriptionId>'
    export azureServicePrincipalTenantId='<tenantId>'
    export azureServicePrincipalClientId='<servicePrincipalName>'
    export azureServicePrincipalPassword='<password>'
    # PowerShell

#3. Deploy to Azure

Run the deploy command

serverless deploy

#4. Test

Run the invoke command

serverless invoke -f hello