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Keep config file secure using github and Elastic Beanstalk?

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Tag: amazon-web-services,github,passwords,config,elastic-beanstalk

I am using github (public) to keep track of my web app and about to deploy it to Elastic Beanstalk. Is there a good way to keep my config file secure which has RDS username/password? I have to add the file to git in order to push it to Elastic Beanstalk but this will make my password visible to everyone on github...? Any suggestions? Thanks!


Answer:

Your intuition is correct! Definitely keep your keys/passwords/credentials out of your committed codebase.

Elastic Beanstalk provides environment variables in the control panel for just this purpose. The official documentation can be found here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk/latest/dg/command-options.html#command-options-ruby

These environment variables can be edited through the Elastic Beanstalk UI.

You can then reference these variables in your .yml config files, e.g. password: <%= ENV['PARAM1'] %>.


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