Overview

Environment variables are materially public in nature. If you want to store something sensitive, see Secrets.

These are usually used by when:

  • a build is getting created,

  • a process needs it at launch or runtime

Once an environment variable is saved, it will be visible in the UI or CLI. It will be available at build- or launch-time. It will also be available in the running workspaces.

Reserved prefix DEVZERO_ is a reserved prefix used by the platform. They may change at any time so relying on them is not advisable.

You may store environment variables or secrets with line breaks.

You can access environment variables within builds or at launch-time. If your variable is called MY_KEY, to access its value anywhere, use $MY_KEY. At runtime, you can use the env binary to verify that the secrets are present within that context.

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