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Discussion on: Hide your API Keys with Netlify Functions

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Lawrence

I think Freddy was refusing to accept the part about you using server-side functions. If your keys are transmitted from the server to the API, then the client-side will not see them. Using an environment variable is a fine solution for keeping your keys out of your repo. As an FYI, it wasn't that long ago that a bunch of private repos on github got accessed by malicious users, so I wouldn't ever rely on any repo always having true privacy.