This ONLY injects directly into the container environment.
All of the below methods will inject variables ONLY into the container environment. This means that it is up to the user to use relevant mechanisms on the application side to grab them. For example, in
php you will want to use something like the
getenv() function instead of server-provided globals like
While you can add additional environment variables on a per service basis (see Advanced Service Configuration), or globally using a
.env file (see Environment File) Lando will inject some common and helpful environment variables into each service.
These are also helpful in your
LANDO=ON LANDO_APP_NAME=myapp LANDO_APP_ROOT=/path/to/app/on/my/host LANDO_SERVICE_TYPE=nginx LANDO_HOST_UID=501 LANDO_HOST_GID=20 LANDO_HOST_IP=184.108.40.206 LANDO_SERVICE_NAME=appserver LANDO_HOST_OS=darwin LANDO_MOUNT=/path/to/your/approot # The below may be overriden on a per-service basis LANDO_WEBROOT_USER=www-data LANDO_WEBROOT_GROUP=www-data LANDO_WEBROOT_UID=33 LANDO_WEBROOT_GID=33
It will also make the following available ON YOUR HOST MACHINE so that you can use them in your
LANDO_APP_NAME=myapp LANDO_APP_ROOT=/path/to/app/on/my/host LANDO_APP_ROOT_BIND=/path/to/app/in/container
If you drop a
.env file into the root directory of your app Lando will automatically inject the variables into all your services. This is particularly useful if you want
- To inject sensitive credentials into the environment (a la the 12-factor app model)
- Store credentials in a
.gitignoredfile that is not committed to the repo
- Set config on a per environment basis
That file will generally take the form below.
DB_HOST=localhost DB_USER=root DB_PASS=s1mpl3
If you want to inject the same environment variables into every container in every app then you need to define the
containerGlobalEnv in your
config.yml. We do not recommend using this setting because it is not something you can set in your repository and needs to be set on a user basis.
Here is an example
config.yml for Global ENV injection.
containerGlobalEnv: nicklewis: THEBLOG