Environment Variables #

The Environment Variables for an App can be managed via the env commands. Like in any other deployments, ENV variables store and provide information that should not be included in the codebase. They can be used to configure the App. Please consult the documentation of your App or respective technology used to determine what Environment Variables need to be configured.

Set an Environment Variable #

A new Environment Variable can be defined for an existing App by executing env:set ENVKEY=ENVVALUE [--description "ENVDESCRIPTION"]. The parameter description is optional and can be used to provide a short description of the Environemnt Variable and/or its effect on the App.

ENV keys must comply with the following naming conventions. A key must consist only of letters (a-z, A-Z), numbers (0-9) and underscores (_), starting with a letter or underscore, a total length of 1 to 256 characters and none of the reserved keywords (APP_ENV_ID, PORT, PORTS, PROTOCOL).
setops -p <PROJECT> -s <STAGE> --app <APPNAME> env:set RACK_ENV=production --description "The Rack environment variable"
-- RACK_ENV=production   (The Rack environment variable)

You can overwrite the current value of an existing ENV variable by running this command again using the same ENVKEY.

Show Environment Variables #

Use env to list all Environment Variables for an App.

env only lists committed Environment Variables. In order to use this command both the App and the respective ENV have to be created and committed. If the App has been created but not committed, this command will throw an AppDoesNotExist error. If the Environment Variable is not committed it will simply not show up in the response.
setops -s <STAGE> --app <APPNAME> env
Name:   <APPNAME>
-- RACK_ENV=production                 (The Rack environment variable)
-- DATABASE_URL=/path/to/my/database   (Address of the database)

Unset an Environment Variable #

Environment Variables can also be deleted. The command env:unset ENVKEY deletes an * ENV* with the corresponding ENVKEY from the App.

setops -p <PROJECT> -s <STAGE> --app <APPNAME> env:unset RACK_ENV

Going further #

Configure Domains