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How to pass env variable within django app to digitalocean droplet

Hi there, I have deployed a django app using this tutorial:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-set-up-django-with-postgres-nginx-and-gunicorn-on-ubuntu-16-04#create-and-configure-a-new-django-project

Now i want to create env variables for secret keys and api tokens. The problems is, i deploy my app through github and if i add .env to gitignore it will not be pulled to the droplet. And if i dont add gitignore, the will no point to create .env

So how can i pass .env file to droplet through github (I want to make the repo public)

Thank you in advance :)


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Hi there,

You could add your environment variables as secrets to your GitHub repository and then pass them over to your GitHub actions as described here in the docs:

https://docs.github.com/en/actions/security-guides/encrypted-secrets

That way you will not have to commit your secrets directly.

Let me know how it goes!

Best,

Bobby