Connect Netlify to Azure Repos
This article describes how to use Netlify’s continuous deployment feature with an Azure Repos repository.
After following the instructions below, each push to your Azure Repos repository will cause Netlify to grab your source, build it and publish the result as a web site.
- nodejs installed
- npm installed
- A git repository that has Azure Repos as only remote. The remote must have name = “origin” and it must be specified as an SSH URL.
- Open a command prompt.
- Install netlify CLI:
npm install netlify-cli -g
cdinto your repository’s root folder.
- Initialize a new netlify site:
netlify init --manual
- Follow the instructions that appear in the command line. Especially worth
- An SSH key will be displayed. Before continuing in the Netlify CLI, copy and paste the key into your Azure DevOps’ account’s SSH public keys.
- A webhook URL will be displayed. Before continuing in the Netlify CLI, copy
and paste the URL into a new Service Hook of type Web Hooks that
you can create in your Azure DevOps’ project’s settings under
https://dev.azure.com/SOMEACCOUNT/SOMEPROJECT/_settings/serviceHooks. In the Trigger on this type of event dropdown, select Code pushed.
Remark: You will have to replace that URL later because it doesn’t seem to work (see following paragraph).
When you push your first changes to Azure Repos you will be very disappointed because netlify will neither have pulled your changes nor will it have built and redeployed your site. It seems that the webhook created in step 5 doesn’t work.
To fix the webhook create a new
Build hook in your netlify project’s settings (at netlify.com). Then copy this build hook’s URL and replace the URL of the web hook you created in Azure DevOps with it.
Git remote named “origin” required
The git repository must have a remote called “origin” which must point to the
Azure Repos’ SSH URI (e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org:v3/SOMEACCOUNT/SOMEPROJECT/SOMEPROJECT) at the time
netlify init --manual is executed.
Git repository with multiple remotes
If the repository has multiple remotes one of which is called “origin”, that remote will be connected with Netlify. The other remotes will be ignored.
Webhook doesn’t work
The netlify cli outputs the URL of a webhook which doesn’t seem to work.