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App platform store Laravel Passport keys as variable

I have deployed Laravel app with passport authentication on DigitalOcean App Platform. The problem occur when the app gets deployed again and I need to generate new passport keys (php artisan passport:install). Is there a way to store those two files (oaut-private.key and oauth-public.key) as environment variables? I am new to this and I don’t really know how it works… Thanks for help!


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Please let me know if I misunderstood your question, but I believe you can achieve this like so:

First, store the files’ contents in env vars and make sure to check the “Encrypt” box

  1. Key: PASSPORT_OAUTH_PRIVATE_KEY Value: contents of oauth-private.key
  2. Key: PASSPORT_OAUTH_PUBLIC_KEY Value: contents of oauth-public.key

Then, update your app’s run command to first write the files using the content from the env vars and then start Laravel:

echo -n "$PASSPORT_OAUTH_PRIVATE_KEY" >storage/oauth-private.key
echo -n "$PASSPORT_OAUTH_PUBLIC_KEY" >storage/oauth-public.key

heroku-php-apache2 public/

The -n flag stops echo from adding a newline at the end of the file in case that affects Laravel Passport.