Deploying a nodejs app on elastic bean stalk

Anybody had any luck deploying a nodejs app on elastic beanstalk using the AWS online dashboard only?

I’m trying to avoid downloading the CLI and so far having no luck.

it works when I use their own sample project, but when I upload and deploy a zipped file from my github account I get an error with a 'degraded` health status. The app I am trying to upload works fine on heroku. I put in all my .env variables manually in the ‘Tags’ option of their online interface and still no go, I think it needs a file . ebextensions , but don’t know how to create it or where to put it.