Environment Variablesedit


This functionality is experimental and may be changed or removed completely in a future release.

You can use environment variable references in the both the configuration file and the action file to set values that need to be configurable at runtime. To do this, use:


Where VAR is the name of the environment variable.

Each variable reference is replaced at startup by the value of the environment variable. The replacement is case-sensitive and occurs while the YAML file is parsed, but before configuration schema validation. References to undefined variables are replaced by None unless you specify a default value. To specify a default value, use:


Where default_value is the value to use if the environment variable is undefined.


Unsupported use cases

When using environment variables, the value must only be the environment variable.

Using extra text, such as:

logfile: ${LOGPATH}/extra/path/information/file.log

is not supported at this time.


Here are some examples of configurations that use environment variables and what each configuration looks like after replacement:

Config source Environment setting Config after replacement

unit: ${UNIT}

export UNIT=days

unit: days

unit: ${UNIT}

no setting


unit: ${UNIT:days}

no setting

unit: days

unit: ${UNIT:days}

export UNIT=hours

unit: hours