meteor Environment Detection Specifying app parameters with METEOR_SETTINGS


Example

The METEOR_SETTINGS environment variable can accept JSON objects, and will expose that object in the Meteor.settings object. First, add a settings.json to your app root with some configuration info.

{
  "public":{
    "ga":{
      "account":"UA-XXXXXXX-1"
    }
  }
}

Then you'll need to launch your application using your settings file.

# run your app in local development mode with a settings file
meteor --settings settings.json

# or bundle and prepare it as if you're running in production
# and specify a settings file
meteor bundle --directory /path/to/output
cd /path/to/output
MONGO_URL="mongodb://127.0.0.1:27017" PORT=3000 METEOR_SETTINGS=$(cat /path/to/settings.json) node main.js

These settings can then be accessed from Meteor.settings and used in your app.

Meteor.startup(function(){
  if(Meteor.isClient){
    console.log('Google Analytics Account', Meteor.settings.public.ga.account);
  }
});