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Developing against a live backend

You can also run Soapbox FE locally with a live production server as the backend.

Note: Whether or not this works depends on your production server. It does not seem to work with Cloudflare or VanwaNet.

To do so, just copy the env file:

cp .env.example .env

And edit .env, setting the configuration like this:

BACKEND_URL="https://pleroma.example.com"
PROXY_HTTPS_INSECURE=true

You will need to restart the local development server for the changes to take effect.