Best Practices for Storing Sensitive Data: Securing API Tokens in .env Files

I need to directly hide my external API token data without third party integration, but there doesn't seem to be a solution. Therefore, I need to store my sensitive data in a secure file, such as a .env file.

  • Pavan Vasoya
  • May 9 2024
  • Donald Giald commented
    13 May 07:59am

    Hello,

    to securely store sensitive data like an external API token without third-party integration, create a .env file in your project's root directory and define your token as an environment variable. Access this data in your application code using language-specific methods to load and read indigocard com environment variables from the .env file. Ensure to keep your .env file private and exclude it from version control to prevent exposure of sensitive information.