How are environment variables accessed from ".env" file if Django project deployed to AWS from Github?
I have a Django project deployed on AWS EBS from a Github repo. My secret key is kept on a .env file. I've included the following:
from decouple import config "SECRET_KEY" = config("MY_SECRET_KEY")
MY_SECRET_KEY = "THISISMYSECRETKEY-THISISMYSECRETKEY-THISISMYSECRETKEY"
Since I've include .env inside my .gitignore file, the .env is not being pushed to Github. When I try to deploy my project I keep getting an error:
"web: decouple.UndefinedValueError: SECRET_KEY not found".
The project runs fine on a local server.
With Ashwini's help I was able to figure it out. You can store environment variables in AWS by using the cli:
Additionally, you can view and add environment variables through the AWS dashboard: Elastic Beanstalk / Click on your environment hyperlink / Click "Configuration" (on the left side of the page) / Click the "Edit" button under the software section.