How do I set environment variables for my app?

To set an ENV variable for your app, use aptible config:set, like so:

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aptible config:set --app $APP_HANDLE VAR=value

To view the existing set of ENV variables and their values, run:

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aptible config --app $APP_HANDLE

To set multiple variables, use the syntax:

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aptible config:set --app $APP_HANDLE VAR1=value1 VAR2=value2 ...

To properly escape the value of an ENV variable that contains special characters such as spaces or newlines, you can read the variable directly from a file:

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aptible config:set --app $APP_HANDLE CONFIG_FILE="$(cat appconfig.json)" CERTIFICATE="$(cat mysite.pem)"

Note that if you are using a Dockerfile build deploy, environment variables set using aptible config:set are not available when executing the instructions from your Dockerfile (this is a limitation of Docker). Enclave provides a workaround if needed.