I wanted to use the Azure App Service console to install some software to test which needed NodeJS.
The default Node version is
This post won’t go into how to install a particular node version (I didn’t need specifics), just how to set one of the default installations.
Microsoft recommends NOT setting minor versions, so I’ll just set 16.
In the Azure Portal: Advanced Tools –> Runtimes
WEBSITE_NODE_DEFAULT_VERSIONand set to
~16to use the latest minor version of
Your app will restart with a REAL version of NodeJS :D