DocumentationReferenceConfiguring an applicationSetting environment variables

Setting environment variables

From time to time, you may want to configure an application at runtime, e.g. to provide credentials depending on the environment. Therefore you can use environment variables. Open the application's package.json file and use the wolkenkit/environments/default/environmentVariables section.

Choose the right environment

If you use an environment different than default, make sure that you use the name of the appropriate environment.

E.g., to set environment variables, use the following code:

"wolkenkit": {
  "environments": {
    "default": {
      "environmentVariables": {
        "username": "jane.doe@example.com",
        "password": "secret",
        "isAdministrator": true

Accessing environment variables

To access the previously set environment variables inside the application, use the process.env object:

// => 'jane.doe@example.com'

// => 'secret'

// => true

Watch the names

Note that the environment variables' names get transformed, as they are capitalized and prefixed with WOLKENKIT_. Any camel casing is replaced by the _ character. This way isAdministrator becomes WOLKENKIT_IS_ADMINISTRATOR.