Secrets are key-value pairs similar to Environment Variables but used to store sensitive data in a secure way.

Secrets should be used for two purposes:

  1. to avoid placing sensitive information in your configuration file in plain sight

  2. as placeholders for values that might differ between environments

Add Secrets

When using secrets, they need to be set in both local and cloud instances.

Nhost Local

The Nhost CLI looks up for a .secrets file at the root of your project directory. A typical file looks like the following:

> cat .secrets

HASURA_GRAPHQL_ADMIN_SECRET = 'nhost-admin-secret'
HASURA_GRAPHQL_JWT_SECRET = '0f987876650b4a085e64594fae9219e7781b17506bec02489ad061fba8cb22db'
GRAFANA_ADMIN_PASSWORD = 'grafana-passwd'

Nhost Cloud

The secret values for your cloud instance can be set by navigating to your project’s Settings -> Secrets.

Environment Variables

Reference Secrets

enabled = true
clientId = "my-client-id"
teamId = "my-team-id"

keyId = "{{ secrets.APPLE_KEY_ID }}"
privateKey = "{{ secrets.APPLE_PRIVATE_KEY }}"