A project houses application configuration and secrets for an application.
The Secrets Overview page captures a birds-eye-view of secrets and folders across environments like development, staging, or production. This is useful for comparing secrets, identifying if anything is missing, and making quick changes.
The Secrets Dashboard page appears when you press to manage the secrets of a specific environment.
To add a secret, press Add Secret button at the top of the dashboard.
For a new project, it can be convenient to populate the dashboard by dropping a
.env file into the provided pane as shown below:
To delete a secret, hover over it and press the X button that appears on the right side.
To delete multiple secrets at once, hover over and select the secrets you’d like to delete and press the Delete button that appears at the top.
To search for specific secrets by their key name, you can use the search bar.
To assist you with finding secrets, you can also group them by similar prefixes and filter them by tags (if applicable).
To view/hide all secrets at once, toggle the hide or un-hide button.
Download as .env
To download/export secrets back into a
.env file, press the download button.
To better organize similar secrets, hover over them and label them with a tag.
To provide more context about a given secret, especially for your team, hover over it and press the comment button.
Infisical employs the concept of shared and personal secrets to address the need
for common and custom secret values, or branching, amongst members of a team during software development.
To provide a helpful analogy: A shared value is to a
main branch as a personal value is to a custom branch.
- A team with users A, B, user C.
- A project with an environment containing a shared secret called D with the value E.
Suppose user A overrides the value of secret D with the value F.
- If user A fetches the secret D back, they get the value F.
- If users B and C fetch the secret D back, they both get the value E.
Please keep in mind that secret reminders won’t work with personal overrides.
To view the full details of each secret, you can hover over it and press on the ellipses button.
This opens up a side-drawer: