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Where to save and access Google credentials file for App Platform application?

Posted November 26, 2021 96 views
DigitalOcean App Platform

I have created docker backend application that uses Firebase Admin SDK - https://firebase.google.com/docs/admin/setup#node.js_2. At the startup, application need to read JSON file from somewhere.

export GOOGLE_APPLICATION_CREDENTIALS="/home/user/Downloads/service-account-file.json"

The application is a public docker image, so I can’t put the file inside the image.

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Hey there!

I think the best option in this case would be to use ENV variables to store the required fields of the json file to load those details. As this would be a similar setup to Heroku you could do a similar setup as found here

Hope it helps!
Nate