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One of the most popular options is to use Azure App Service and integrate it with an e-commerce platform such as Magento, Shopify, or WooCommerce.

Here are the steps you can follow to create an e-commerce website using Azure App Service and Magento:

  1. Create an Azure App Service plan and a web app in the Azure portal.
  2. Download and install the Magento software on your local machine.
  3. Create a MySQL database in Azure Database for MySQL and configure it with the Magento installation.
  4. Use FTP or Git to deploy the Magento installation to the web app created in step 1.
  5. Configure the Magento installation to use the Azure Database for MySQL instance created in step 3.
  6. Use the Azure App Service extension for PHP to set the appropriate PHP version and extensions for the Magento installation.
  7. Configure the Magento installation to use the Azure App Service storage for media and other file uploads.
  8. Set up custom domain and SSL for your website in Azure App Service.
  9. Use Azure Content Delivery Network for faster delivery of static files.
  10. Configure Azure Monitor for App Service to keep track of the website’s performance and troubleshoot any issues.
  11. Once your website is ready, you can use Azure AD B2C for authentication, and Azure Active Directory to manage your e-commerce users.
  12. Finally, configure the payment settings for your ecommerce website. This would typically involve setting up a merchant account with a payment gateway provider such as Stripe, PayPal, or Square. Once you have a merchant account, you would need to integrate it with your ecommerce website using an Azure service such as Azure Functions or Logic Apps. This would involve creating a function or logic app that handles the payment processing and communicates with the payment gateway API to process transactions. Additionally, you may need to enable SSL/TLS on your website to ensure secure transactions. Depending on the payment gateway provider you use, you may need to provide your website’s SSL/TLS certificate to them and configure webhooks to receive payment status updates.

Note: You can also use Azure Marketplace to find the e-commerce platform providers and use them to quickly set up your e-commerce website on Azure.

Azure Function as payment gateway

To use Azure Functions for a payment gateway with PayPal as the provider, you will need to create an Azure Function App and a Function within it. You can use the Azure Portal, Azure CLI, or Azure PowerShell to create the Function App. Once the Function App is created, you can then create a new Function within it using the “HttpTrigger-JavaScript” template.

Here is an example of the code for the Azure Function using the PayPal Node.js SDK to handle the payment:

const paypal = require('@paypal/checkout-server-sdk');

module.exports = async function (context, req) {
    //Create a client
    let client = new paypal.core.PayPalHttpClient(environment);

    //Build request
    let request = new paypal.orders.OrdersCreateRequest();
        "intent": "CAPTURE",
        "purchase_units": [{
            "amount": {
                "currency_code": "USD",
                "value": "100.00"

    //Call PayPal to create the order
    let response = await client.execute(request);

    //Return the response
    context.res = {
        status: 200,
        body: response.result

In this example, you need to replace the environment variable with the appropriate PayPal environment. Also, you need to replace the amount and currency code in the purchase_units object with the appropriate values for your ecommerce website.

You will also need to configure your Azure Function to authenticate with your PayPal account and set up the necessary permissions. Here are the steps:

  1. In the Azure portal, navigate to your Azure Function and select the “Platform features” tab.
  2. Under “Authentication/Authorization”, turn on “App Service Authentication” and set the “Action to take when request is not authenticated” to “Log in with Azure Active Directory”.
  3. In the “Authentication Providers” section, select “Azure Active Directory”.
  4. In the “Management Mode” dropdown, select “Express”.
  5. In the “Express” section, select the appropriate tenant and create a new application or select an existing one.
  6. Once the application is created, navigate to the “Expose an API” section and create a new scope with a name like “access_paypal” and set the “Admin consent display name” to “Access PayPal”.
  7. In the PayPal developer portal, create a new REST app and note the client ID and secret.
  8. In the Azure portal, navigate to the Azure AD application created in step 5 and add a new client secret.
  9. In the Azure Function code, use the PayPal Node.js SDK to authenticate with PayPal using the client ID and secret.
  10. Use the PayPal SDK to set up the necessary permissions for your Azure Function to make PayPal API calls on the user’s behalf.
const paypal = require('@paypal/checkout-server-sdk');

module.exports = async function (context, req) {
    // Get PayPal client ID and secret from Azure Function configuration
    const clientId = process.env.PAYPAL_CLIENT_ID;
    const clientSecret = process.env.PAYPAL_CLIENT_SECRET;

    // Create a new PayPal client
    const client = new paypal.core.PayPalHttpClient(environment);

    // Authenticate with PayPal using client ID and secret
    const auth = await client.clientCredentials().request();

    // Use the PayPal SDK to set up the necessary permissions for your Azure Function to make PayPal API calls on the user's behalf
    // ...

Note that you will have to create paypal developer account to get the client Id and secret, and also the above code is just for reference only, you need to customize it to your requirement.

Azure Logic App for payment gateway

Azure Logic App can be used for payment gateway.

Here are the high-level steps to set up a payment gateway using Azure Logic App:

  1. Create a new Logic App in the Azure portal.
  2. Create a new blank Logic App and give it a name and resource group.
  3. Add a trigger for the Logic App, such as a HTTP request trigger.
  4. Add an action to the Logic App, such as calling a payment API (e.g. PayPal) to initiate a payment transaction.
  5. Configure the payment API action with the necessary information, such as the API endpoint, headers, and body.
  6. Add a condition to the Logic App to check the response of the payment API and determine if the transaction was successful or not.
  7. Add actions to the Logic App to handle successful and unsuccessful transactions, such as sending an email or updating a database.
  8. Test the Logic App by sending a sample HTTP request to the trigger and checking the response of the payment API.
  9. Once you’ve tested and confirmed that the Logic App is working as expected, you can deploy the Logic App and make it available to your website or application.
  10. To use Azure Logic App as a payment gateway, you’ll also need to configure the necessary credentials and permissions for the payment service you’re using (e.g. Paypal). This will involve creating an app and obtaining a client ID and secret, and then providing these to the Logic App in order to authenticate the payment request.
  11. In your ecommerce website you can use this logic app as a payment gateway for your customers to make payments.

Please note that the above steps are high level and you may need to do additional configuration based on your requirement.