How to deploy to Firebase using GitHub Actions

To deploy your React project to Firebase automatically, you can use GitHub actions:

Go to > Your repository > Actions > Set up a workflow yourself

At this point, you'll be able to edit the main.yml file:

# This is a basic workflow to deploy functions to Firebase

name: deployToFirebase

# Controls when the action will run. Triggers the workflow on push or pull request
# events but only for the master branch
    branches: [ master ]

# A workflow run is made up of one or more jobs that can run sequentially or in parallel
  # This workflow contains a single job called "build"
    # The type of runner that the job will run on
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

    # Steps represent a sequence of tasks that will be executed as part of the job
      # Checks-out your repository under $GITHUB_WORKSPACE, so your job can access it
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
      - uses: actions/setup-node@v2.1.2
            node-version: '12'

      # Install npm
      - name: Installing npm 
        run: npm install && cd functions && npm install

      # Build the project
      - name: Build project
        run: npm run build
      # Firebase deploy
      - name: Firebase deploy
        run: npm install -g firebase-tools && firebase deploy --token ${{ secrets.FIREBASE_TOKEN }}

We'll use a token instead of login in the console using name and password. You can get the token typing in your Terminal locally:

firebase login:ci

Create a new field called FIREBASE_TOKEN in:

Settings > Secrets > New repository secret

Paste the token.

That's it. As you can see, on a new push in the master branch, GitHub will perform the same actions as we would do manually on the Terminal.

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