Deploying a React Application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk Using GitHub Actions:

Deploying a React Application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk Using GitHub Actions:

Before we dive into the project, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  1. AWS Account: You'll need an AWS account to use Elastic Beanstalk.

  2. GitHub Account: You'll need a GitHub account for version control and setting up GitHub Actions.

  3. Node.js and npm: Ensure you have Node.js and npm (Node Package Manager) installed on your development machine.

  4. AWS CLI: Install and configure the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) to interact with AWS services from your terminal.

  5. AWS Elastic Beanstalk Command Line Interface (EB CLI): Install EB CLI for managing Elastic Beanstalk environments.

  6. Git: Make sure Git is installed for version control.

Project Overview

In this project, we'll perform the following steps:

  1. Configure Elastic Beanstalk Environment: Set up an Elastic Beanstalk environment for deploying the React application.

  2. GitHub Repository Setup: The source code for this project is available on GitHub: GitHub Repository.

  3. GitHub Actions Workflow: Create a GitHub Actions workflow that automatically deploys your React application to Elastic Beanstalk when you push changes to the repository.

  4. Deployment: Push changes to your GitHub repository and observe how GitHub Actions automatically deploys the application to Elastic Beanstalk.

Step 1: Configure Elastic Beanstalk Environment

  1. Log in to your AWS Management Console.

  2. Navigate to Elastic Beanstalk and create a new environment for your application.

  3. Choose the environment type (e.g., Node.js, Web Server, or Docker) based on your application's requirements.

  4. Configure environment variables, such as API endpoints or database connections, as needed.

Step 2: GitHub Repository Setup

  1. Create a new GitHub repository for your React application.

  2. Push your React application code to the GitHub repository using Git commands. Make sure your application's code is in the repository's main branch.

git init
git add .
git commit -m "Initial commit"
git branch -M main
git remote add origin <repository_url>
git push -u origin main

Step 3: GitHub Actions Workflow

Create a GitHub Actions workflow to automate the deployment process. In your repository, create a .github/workflows/main.yml file with the following content:

name: Deploy to AWS Elastic Beanstalk

      - main

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

      - name: Checkout code
        uses: actions/checkout@v2

      - name: Set up Node.js
        uses: actions/setup-node@v2
          node-version: 14

      - name: Install EB CLI
        run: |
          pip install awsebcli --upgrade --user
          echo 'export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin' >> $HOME/.bashrc

      - name: Configure AWS credentials
        run: |

      - name: Deploy to Elastic Beanstalk
        run: |
          eb init -p <platform> <application-name> --region <region>
          eb deploy <environment-name>

Replace <platform>, <application-name>, <region>, and <environment-name> with your specific AWS Elastic Beanstalk details.

Step 4: Deployment

Now, every time you push changes to your GitHub repository, the GitHub Actions workflow will automatically deploy your React application to AWS Elastic Beanstalk.

To trigger the initial deployment, push your React application code to the GitHub repository:

git add .
git commit -m "Add new feature"
git push

GitHub Actions will take care of the deployment process, and you can monitor the progress in your GitHub repository's Actions tab.