Day 87: Deploying a React App on AWS Elastic Beanstalk using GitHub Actions (Feb 21, 2024)

Day 87: Deploying a React App on AWS Elastic Beanstalk using GitHub Actions (Feb 21, 2024)


Deploying web applications involves multiple steps, from setting up infrastructure to ensuring smooth deployments. AWS Elastic Beanstalk provides an easy-to-use platform for deploying and managing applications on AWS. By integrating GitHub Actions into the deployment pipeline, you can automate the deployment process, reducing manual errors and saving time.


  1. An Ubuntu machine with Git installed.

  2. Access to an AWS account.

  3. Basic familiarity with Docker, React, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and GitHub.

Step 1: Clone the Source Code

If you haven't already, clone the repository containing your React app.

git clone
cd AWS_Elastic_BeanStalk_On_EC2

Step 2: Set Up Docker

Make sure Docker is installed and enabled. Use the provided shell script to install Docker.

chmod +x

Step 3: Create a Multi-Stage Dockerfile

Create a Dockerfile to build your React app image.

FROM node:14-alpine as builder
COPY package.json . 
RUN npm install 
COPY . . 
RUN npm run build

FROM nginx 
COPY --from=builder /app/build /usr/share/nginx/html

Step 4: Build the Docker Image

Build the Docker image for your React app.

sudo docker build -t react-app-image .

Step 5: Run the Docker Container

Run a Docker container with the built image.

sudo docker run -d -p 80:80 react-app-image

Step 6: Configure AWS Elastic Beanstalk

  • Go to AWS Elastic Beanstalk and click "Create Application".

  • Provide application details, select Docker as the platform, and choose "Sample Code" as a starting point.

  • Wait for the environment setup.

  • Access your deployed app using the provided URL.

Step 7: Enable CI/CD with GitHub Actions

  • Locate the "deploy-react.yaml" file provided in your repository.

  • Move it under the ".github/workflows" directory.

  • Update the file with relevant parameters such as branch name, application name, environment name, AWS access key, AWS secret access key, and region.

Step 8: Trigger GitHub Action CI/CD

Push all changes to the "main" branch of your GitHub repository. GitHub Actions will automatically trigger the CI/CD process.

git add .
git commit -m "Add CI/CD workflow"
git push origin main

Step 9: Check the Result

  • Verify the Elastic Beanstalk link received earlier.

  • The sample application should now be replaced with your React app, confirming successful deployment.