Day 87: Project 8-Automating React Application Deployment on AWS Elastic BeanStalk with GitHub Actions

Day 87: Project 8-Automating React Application Deployment on AWS Elastic BeanStalk with GitHub Actions

In today's fast-paced development environment, automating the deployment process is not just a convenience but a necessity for ensuring smooth, efficient workflows. In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the intricacies of deploying a React application on AWS Elastic BeanStalk, harnessing the power of GitHub Actions for seamless Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipelines.

Project Overview:

Our ambitious objective is to deploy a sophisticated React application on AWS Elastic BeanStalk, leveraging GitHub Actions to orchestrate the deployment process with precision and reliability. Let's break down the intricate steps involved in this transformative journey:

  1. Setting up AWS Elastic BeanStalk:

    • We embark on our journey by creating an application on AWS Elastic BeanStalk, the pinnacle of scalability and ease of deployment in the AWS ecosystem.

    • Configuring the environment is a pivotal step, where we meticulously select Docker as the platform of choice, ensuring compatibility and flexibility for our React application.

    • To facilitate seamless operations within Elastic BeanStalk, we craft IAM roles endowed with the indispensable permissions: AWSElasticBeanstalkWebTier, AWSElasticBeanstalkWorkerTier, and AWSElasticBeanstalkMulticontainerDocker.

    • With meticulous attention to detail, we specify instance settings, opting for the robust t3.medium instance type to accommodate the demands of our application.

  2. Configuring CI/CD with GitHub Actions:

    • Armed with the arsenal of GitHub Actions, we craft a meticulously orchestrated workflow to automate the deployment process.

          name : Deploy react application in BeanStalk
          on :
                      - "main"
                  runs-on: ubuntu-latest
                  - name: Checkout source code
                    uses: actions/checkout@v2
                  - name: Generate deployment package
                    run: zip -r . -x '*.git*'
                  - name: Deploy to EB
                    uses: einaregilsson/beanstalk-deploy@v21
                      aws_access_key: ${{ secrets.AWS_ADMIN_ACCESS_KEY_ID }}
                      aws_secret_key: ${{ secrets.AWS_ADMIN_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY_ID }}
                      application_name: reactapp
                      environment_name: Reactapp-env-1
                      version_label: ${{ github.sha }}
                      existing_bucket_name: elasticbeanstalk-us-east-1-<your-AWS account ID>
                      region: us-east-1
    • Our finely tuned workflow springs into action upon detecting pushes to the "main" branch, a testament to the power of event-driven automation.

    • Employing the einaregilsson/beanstalk-deploy action as our trusty companion, we navigate the deployment landscape with confidence and finesse.

    • Safeguarding our AWS credentials as precious secrets in the repository settings, we fortify our deployment pipeline against prying eyes and malicious actors.

  3. Deploying the Application:

    • With bated breath and palpable anticipation, we trigger the GitHub Actions workflow, igniting the deployment process with a single push to the "main" branch.

    • Vigilant monitoring ensues as we scrutinize the deployment process, ensuring each instance is meticulously provisioned and configured to perfection.

    • Our hearts swell with pride as we confirm the successful deployment of instances, each one a testament to our unwavering dedication and meticulous planning.

    • With bated breath and palpable anticipation, we click the hallowed link to our Elastic BeanStalk environment, beholding the awe-inspiring sight of our React application in its full glory.


In this awe-inspiring journey, we embarked on a transformative quest to deploy a React application on AWS Elastic BeanStalk, seamlessly orchestrated by the prowess of GitHub Actions. Through meticulous planning, unwavering dedication, and relentless pursuit of excellence, we forged a deployment pipeline that epitomizes efficiency, scalability, and reliability.

This project stands as a beacon of inspiration for developers seeking to harness the power of automation and cloud-native technologies in their deployment workflows. With GitHub Actions and AWS Elastic BeanStalk as our steadfast companions, we've unlocked the potential for infinite scalability and seamless deployment, paving the way for a brighter, more efficient future in the realm of software development.

Thank you for embarking on this journey with us. May your deployments be swift, your applications resilient, and your code repositories brimming with innovation and creativity.