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Runtime environment variables

NodeJS scripts access environment variables through the global variable process.env. To quote the NodeJS documentation:

The process core module of Node.js provides the env property which hosts all the environment variables that were set at the moment the process was started.


  • Connection properties will be available on process.env without any further configuration or code from CodeNOW users.
  • Use deployment configuration files to add your own runtime variables.
  • The NodeJS developer community commonly uses the dotenv npm package to manage runtime environment variables.