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Best practices

Set your personal access token as a variable

Your Specify personal access token should always be private. We highly recommend you to set it in a private variable or in a .env variable.

Using an .env variable in a config file in JavaScript

.env
SPECIFY_TOKEN=ab83f8f49f5c65456c7b1fe70efbc804aa08f87150214aa984d4125945ed8283bash
const path = require('path');
const envFile = '.env';
require('dotenv').config({ path: path.resolve(process.cwd(), envFile) });
module.exports = {
repository: '@workspace/repository',
personalAccessToken: process.env.SPECIFY_TOKEN,
rules: [],
};

Using a variable in a flag with the CLI

Set your personal access token as an environment variable and interpolate it in the CLI wit the flag -p.
specify pull -p $SPECIFY_TOKEN
You can use this method to sync Specify with git repositories in GitLab, GitHub, Azure DevOps or Bitbucket.