How am I supposed to store a cert for a deployed app?

I’m trying to start using digital ocean apps.

My server connects to a digital ocean database, but using ‘ca-certificate.crt’.

I have seen that you shouldn’t put certs in a repo (even though mine is private to just me).

So how should I get the cert onto the app? It’s gotta get it from somewhere right? Why is putting it on the repo less secure?

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Jon Friesen
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September 15, 2021
Accepted Answer

👋 @skeddtemp

Great question, while App Platform doesn’t allow injection of secrets to files yet, there is an easy workaround using environment variables.

I’ve answered this question here: How to include a x509 certificate in Apps

Hope this helps!