Keys and such

You should never, ever put keys and other confidential information in code. I have all mine in environment variables and I use a shell script to put them in a header field that gets included. If you use this approach, just be careful to add that header file to .gitignore.

# Set any env vars needed to build

rm secrets.h
echo "#define WIFI_PASS   \"$WIFI_PASSWORD\"" >> secrets.h
echo "#define WIFI_SSID   \"$WIFI_SSID\"" >> secrets.h
echo "#define HUE_USER    \"$HUE_USER\"" >> secrets.h
echo "#define DARKSKY_KEY \"$DARKSKY_KEY\"" >> secrets.h
echo "#define AIO_USER    \"$AIO_USER\"" >> secrets.h
echo "#define AIO_KEY     \"$AIO_KEY\"" >> secrets.h
echo "" >> secrets.h

This will result in a file that looks like:

#define WIFI_PASS   "....................."
#define WIFI_SSID   "....."
#define HUE_USER    "..................................."
#define DARKSKY_KEY "....................................."
#define AIO_USER    "......"
#define AIO_KEY     "......................................."
Last updated on Feb 08, 2018 Published on Feb 14, 2018