How to add service-account-file.json for firebase certification as a environment variable into my app at build time?

Hi, I was trying to add the service-account-file.json file that firebase needs for certification, I found this support doc, but I don’t really understand how to do it, what would be the steps to do this?

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Bobby Iliev
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November 3, 2022

Hi there,

What you could do is to get the content of your service-account-file.json file and add the content as an environment variable.

If the content contains multiple lines, what you could do is base64 encode the content, eg on your laptop run:

cat service-account-file.json | base64

And add the base64 encoded string as the environment variable.

Then you could access the environment variable during your build stage, and save it into a file as shown in the documentation, eg:

echo $YOUR_ENV_VARIABLE_NAME > service-account-file.json

Hope that this helps!