How to use the Edge Function GitHub AutoDeploy template

Azion Edge Function GitHub AutoDeploy is a template that allows you to deploy edge functions integrated with GitHub Actions directly on the edge of the network.

By using this template, you just need to create your edge function with an edge application, and the continuous deployment occurs through GitHub Actions. It accelerates your workflows and guarantees keeping your project up to date.

  • A GitHub account to connect with Azion and create your new repository.
    • Every push will be deployed automatically to this repository to keep your project updated.
  • Enable Edge Functions in your Azion account.
    • To do so:
  1. Access Console > Account menu.
  2. Select the Billing & Subscriptions option.
  3. Select the Subscriptions tab.
  4. Activate the switch for the module.

To start using the Edge Function GitHub AutoDeploy template:

  1. Access Console.
  2. Click the + Create button on the homepage.
  3. In the modal, select the Templates option.
  4. Browse and select the Edge Function GitHub AutoDeploy card.

In the configuration form, you must provide the information to configure your new application, which will include the edge function. Fill in the presented fields.

Fields identified with an asterisk are mandatory.

  1. Connect Azion with your GitHub account.
  • A pop-up window will open to confirm the installation of the Azion GitHub App, a tool that connects your GitHub account with Azion’s platform.
  • Define your permissions and repository access as desired.
  1. Select the Git Scope to work with.
  2. Define a name for your edge application.
  • The bucket for storage and the edge function will use the same name.
  • Use a unique and easy-to-remember name. If the name has already been used, the platform returns an error message.
  1. Click the Deploy button to start the deployment process.

During the deployment, you’ll be able to follow the process through a window showing off the logs. When it’s complete, the page shows information about the application and some options to continue your journey.

The application undergoes an optimized build process, emphasizing optimal performance and efficiency, employing Azion Edge Platform resources.

After the deployment, it creates a GitHub repository to manage the source code and then it installs all required dependencies and multiple configurations to set up the edge application, the domain to host your project, and an edge function for custom logic.

The script also commits deployment details to the user’s GitHub repository, including information related to the version deployed and the timestamp of the deployment. The template also includes a GitHub Action to enable continuous deployment.

To manage and edit your edge application’s settings via Azion Console, follow these steps:

  1. Access Console.
  2. On the upper-left corner, select Products menu > Edge Application.
  • You’ll be redirected to the Edge Application page. It lists all the edge applications you’ve created.
  1. Find the edge application related to the Edge Function GitHub AutoDeploy template and select it.
  • The list is organized alphabetically. You can also use the search bar located in the upper-left corner of the list; currently, it filters only by Application Name.

After selecting the edge application you’ll work on, you’ll be directed to a page containing all the settings you can configure.

The new edge application has an assigned Azion domain to make it accessible through the browser, with the following format: However, you can add a custom domain for users to access your edge application through it.

go to Domains reference