H Bala H Bala - 1 month ago 5x
PowerShell Question

Invoke Sync with Powershell

Normally, I integrate the deployment source to webapp, and then run the 'Sync' button found in the webapp dashboard as and when required to sync the Azure webapp with my onedrive folder.

But, if I want to give a non-Azure user, I mean , who need not be logged in to Azure portal itself, rather could invoke with a demo credential or sort, what should I do? Or, If I want to run it myself from shell, how to approach?

Would it be possible to run the sync from power-shell with service principal or similar ways ( runbooks, http trigger with azure functions for sync ) without actually giving the user a login credential itself?

1. I read this blog on Kudu but not sure whether it is what I am actually looking for. Please suggest. https://dzimchuk.net/post/azure-web-apps-continuous-deployment

Update 31/Aug:

My workflow got 3 slots dev/stage/mirror. I aim to integrate dev with source repo. So, Sync is enabled at lowest environment.

SiteName : YourWebApp(dev)
State : Running
DefaultHostName : YourWebApp-dev.azurewebsites.net
Id : /subscriptions/1234567890-{my}-{subscription}_{id}/resourceGroups/Default-Web/providers/Microsoft.Web/sites/YourWebApp/slots/dev
Name : YourWebApp/dev
Location : East US
Type : Microsoft.Web/sites/slots


If you install the latest Azure PowerShell, you can run this command to trigger a sync:

Invoke-AzureRmResourceAction -ResourceGroupName {YourResourceGroup} -ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites -ResourceName YourWebApp -Action sync -ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

Or if you're dealing with a slot, it will look like this:

Invoke-AzureRmResourceAction -ResourceGroupName {YourResourceGroup} -ResourceType Microsoft.Web/sites/slots -ResourceName YourWebApp/YourSlot -Action sync -ApiVersion 2015-08-01 -Force

As far as letting some other user authenticate, you have a couple options:

  1. You can make them a Contributor on that Web App (using RBAC - Role Based Access Control)
  2. You can set up a Service Principal