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Discussion on: Hide your API Keys with Netlify Functions

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Lawrence

Check gitignore documentation in regards to the folder being ignored by git, but as a general rule anything with . in front of it is considered hidden in most OS environments. In other words, you wouldn't want to put anything in a folder like that unless you truly wanted it hidden from everything except the local environment its stored in (generally speaking).

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jftidwell

Thanks for replying. Maybe I am just misunderstanding how creating this locally, then NOT pushing it to the repo will result in this working somehow.

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Hello I think you might have misunderstand - or I haven't explained myself well on the post. You will need to push .netlify folder to your repo. All your api keys should be environmental variables which will be set on netlify website.

That way netlify will get your keys server side when running your server-side function. If you can't make netlify discover that folder make sure that this folder is located in the root of your project and in netlify functions tab you wrote the full path './netlify/functions'

Hope this helps

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jftidwell

'./netlify/functions' instead of '.netlify/functions'
This seems to have been the issue. thanks!