Fork and clone the repo

Fork the repository to your own GitHub account and then clone it to your local device.

Once, you’ve done that, create a new branch:

git checkout -b MY_BRANCH_NAME

Set up environment variables

Start by creating a .env file at the root of the Infisical directory then copy the contents of the file below into the .env file.

The pre-populated environment variable values above are meant to be used in development only. They should never be used in production.

View all available environment variables and guidance for each.

Starting Infisical for development

We use Docker to spin up all required services for Infisical in local development. If you are unfamiliar with Docker, don’t worry, all you have to do is install Docker for your machine and run the command below to start up the development server.

Start local server

docker-compose -f up --build --force-recreate

Access local server

Once all the services have spun up, browse to http://localhost:8080. To sign in, you may use the default credentials listed below.

Email: [email protected] Password: testInfisical1

Shutdown local server

# To stop environment use Control+C (on Mac) CTRL+C (on Win) or
docker-compose -f down

Starting Infisical docs locally

We use Mintlify for our docs.

Install Mintlify CLI.

npm i -g mintlify


yarn global add mintlify

Running the docs

Go to docs directory and run mintlify dev. This will start up the docs on localhost:3000

# From the root directory
cd docs; mintlify dev;