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Local Dev Configuration

The following configuration variables are supported supported in local development. Edit .env to set them.

All configuration is optional, except NODE_ENV.


The Node environment. Soapbox checks for the following options:

  • development - What you should use while developing Soapbox.
  • production - Use when compiling to deploy to a live server.
  • test - Use when running automated tests.


URL to the backend server. Can be http or https, and can include a port. For https, be sure to also set PROXY_HTTPS_INSECURE=true.

Default: http://localhost:4000


Allows using an HTTPS backend if set to true.

This is needed if BACKEND_URL is set to an https:// value. More info.

Default: false