How to use pm2 monitoring on node app in new DO Apps ?

With the new Digital Ocean app launch system, I’m having a hard time figuring out how I can use pm2 monitor to effectively monitor the health, traffic and over all status on my API. My current setup is running it on a droplet but I have had issues with security on it, so I would like to move my node app to DO Apps to remove the whole security concern of the droplet. My main issue is getting logged into pm2 monitor once the build process is complete.

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Moises Eskinazi
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September 24, 2020
Accepted Answer

Hi WeaponizedLogo,

Make sure your start command uses pm2-runtime instead of pm2. Also, add your Environment Variables to the app component PM2_PUBLIC_KEY and PM2_SECRET_KEY.

Best, Moises

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