I have a project hosted in Github that is being continuously deployed to Azure whenever a developer checks in any code. (this deployment is for a dev server, not prod).

In the case of a failed deployment, how can I get the failure log emailed to me automatically? This does not seem to be a current feature in Azure.

For the deployment, we are using a Kudu deploy.cmd file generated with the

azure site deploymentscript

command. In this script there are several tests for errors after the commands finish. Such as:

IF !ERRORLEVEL! NEQ 0 goto error

with the error label executing these commands:

echo An error has occurred during web site deployment.
call :exitSetErrorLevel
call :exitFromFunction 2>nul

It seems to me that this would be an ideal place to have the log file emailed to me. But I am not sure what that would look like. Any help or pointers in the right direction would be great.

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Apparently Kudu has a web interface I was previously unaware of. If you browse to:


you get dropped into Kudu's admin site. From here you can do a lot of things. One of them being browsing through a list of plugins that people have written for Kudu!

Sadly, none of them seemingly will send you an email on a failed deployment.

However, one of the other things you can do is wire up "webhooks". This is a callback url where Kudu will notify after any deployment.

So the long answer to the question is: create another website that will listen for these notifications from Kudu. Have the code of that website use the Kudu API to get the deployment log file if there is a failure. Have the code of the website then email that log file.

Seems like a lot of steps, but there is no reason it won't work.


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