About continuous deployment

You can create custom continuous deployment (CD) workflows directly in your GitHub repository with GitHub Actions.

About continuous deployment

Continuous deployment (CD) is the practice of using automation to publish and deploy software updates. As part of the typical CD process, the code is automatically built and tested before deployment.

Continuous deployment is often coupled with continuous integration. For more information about continuous integration, see "About continuous integration".

About continuous deployment using GitHub Actions

You can set up a GitHub Actions workflow to deploy your software product. To verify that your product works as expected, your workflow can build the code in your repository and run your tests before deploying.

You can configure your CD workflow to run when a GitHub event occurs (for example, when new code is pushed to the default branch of your repository), on a set schedule, manually, or when an external event occurs using the repository dispatch webhook. For more information about when your workflow can run, see "Events that trigger workflows."

GitHub Actions provides features that give you more control over deployments. For example, you can use environments to require approval for a job to proceed, restrict which branches can trigger a workflow, or limit access to secrets. You can use concurrency to limit your CD pipeline to a maximum of one in-progress deployment and one pending deployment. For more information about these features, see "Deploying with GitHub Actions" and "Using environments for deployment."

Using OpenID Connect to access cloud resources

If your GitHub Actions workflows need to access resources from a cloud provider that supports OpenID Connect (OIDC), you can configure your workflows to authenticate directly to the cloud provider. This will let you stop storing these credentials as long-lived secrets and provide other security benefits. For more information, see "About security hardening with OpenID Connect"

Workflow templates and third party actions

GitHub ofrece plantillas de flujo de trabajo de DC para varios servicios populares, tal como Azure Web App. Para aprender cómo comenzar a utilizar una plantilla de flujo de trabajo, consulta la sección "Utilizar plantillas de flujo de trabajo" o busca en la lista completa de plantillas de flujo de trabajo de despliegue. También puedes verificar nuestras guías más detalladas para flujos de trabajo de despliegue específicos, tal como "Desplegar hacia Azure App Service".

Muchos proveedores de servicio también ofrecen acciones en GitHub Marketplace para desplegar a su servicio. Para encontrar la lista completa, consulta GitHub Marketplace.

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