We'll be using a handy package called dotenv to bring all environment variables in a .env file into our project.

Once we configure the package using:


We are able to call any variables from the environment using:

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    It's common practice to keep environment variable names fully uppercase.

    Note: Be sure to add .env to your .gitignore so that it doesn't get committed to your repo. Keep secret info out of public repos!

    Chris Sevilleja

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    Founder of Scotch.io. Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies. Slapping the keyboard until something good happens.