Friday, May 1, 2015

Deploy your Go app onto Azure App Services (Websites) in ease

Try it:

             Click this link, you will deploy a sample Go web app onto your Azure subscription


Azure App Services now supports Go 1.4.2 with continues deployment. Once continues deployment is setup, every time you push code to your continues deployment branch, a new deployment will be trigger.

if you read the deployment log detaily, you will notice that Azure will create a Go workspace in temp folder, then copy your code to src\azureapp, build against azureapp folder and produce an "azureapp.exe".

Last, it generate a web.config and use HttpPlatformHandler to run your Go app.


  • Have to place main package at the root of your app
  • Currently only support Go 1.4.2, no able to select a specific Go version yet

Sample Go app:

Sample Deployment Log:

Handling Go deployment.
Prepare workspace
GOROOT D:\Program Files\go\1.4.2
Creating GOPATH\bin D:\local\Temp\30a88a27-1ce2-49ef-b1b8-6f32716c9652\gopath\bin
Creating GOPATH\pkg D:\local\Temp\30a88a27-1ce2-49ef-b1b8-6f32716c9652\gopath\pkg
Creating GOPATH\src D:\local\Temp\30a88a27-1ce2-49ef-b1b8-6f32716c9652\gopath\src
Creating D:\local\Temp\30a88a27-1ce2-49ef-b1b8-6f32716c9652\gopath\src\azureapp
Copy source code to Go workspace
   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows                              
   Started : Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:52:54 PM
   Source : D:\home\site\repository\
     Dest : D:\local\Temp\30a88a27-1ce2-49ef-b1b8-6f32716c9652\gopath\src\azureapp\
     Files : *.*
 Exc Files : .deployment
  Exc Dirs : .git
   Options : *.* /NDL /NFL /S /E /DCOPY:DA /COPY:DAT /NP /R:1000000 /W:30 
                Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
    Dirs :         3         1         1         0         0         0
   Files :        13        13         0         0         0         0
   Bytes :    19.4 k    19.4 k         0         0         0         0
   Times :   0:00:00   0:00:00                       0:00:00   0:00:00
    Speed :              182743 Bytes/sec.
   Speed :              10.456 MegaBytes/min.
   Ended : Thursday, April 30, 2015 5:52:54 PM
 Resolving dependencies
Building Go app to produce exe file
Copy files for deployment
KuduSync.NET from: 'D:\home\site\repository' to: 'D:\home\site\wwwroot'
Deleting file: 'hostingstart.html'
Copying file: 'azureapp.exe'
Copy web.config
        1 file(s) copied.
Finished successfully.


  1. Hello - We're running Go on Azure thanks to this tutorial, but we're having some troubles with the database. We're using the library to connect to Azure SQL but it won't authenticate even though the code works remotely.

    The authors of that library think that the issue is to do with Azure, not their code or Golang, and I'm inclined to believe them!

    Do you have any ideas what might be causing this?