Take a look at
Envfile. This file lists all the
ENV variables we use and provides a fake default for any missing keys.
The backend guide will show you how to get free API keys for additional services that may be required to run certain parts of the app.
To set up keys for your local instance of Forem, you'll need to create an
application.yml file. You can do this by copying the file called
sample_application.yml in the
cp config/sample_application.yml config/application.yml
Then, add each key you need to the
application.yml file. For example, if you're setting up GitHub authentication:
GITHUB_KEY: "SOME_REAL_SECURE_KEY_HERE" GITHUB_SECRET: "ANOTHER_REAL_SECURE_KEY_HERE"
(Don't worry, your
application.yml file is ignored by git)
If you are missing
ENV variables on bootup, the envied gem will alert you with messages similar to
'error_on_missing_variables!': The following environment variables should be set: A_MISSING_KEY..
Only certain features require "real" keys, so you may be able to add them as you work on different areas of the application.