How/where to store secret keys?

zqlimy
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I am trying to use the ipapi API (https://ipapi.com/documentation) to get the geolocation data of users and I have an API key which I will need to use to make the API call to get the JSON results.

In nodejs, we can use .env to store secret keys and access them with process.env.KEY_NAME. The same goes for servers such as Heroku and AWS, where we can store an API keys as config vars.

But for shopify, I can't seem to find out where to store secret API keys.

I have read some examples:

How to define global variables in Liquid? (this doesn't seem like the right thing to do as I want to store it as a secret and access it from another file).

https://devcenter.heroku.com/articles/config-vars (only for themekit/slate development).

Is it safe to just create another .liquid file and place all my secret keys there and just call it from another file? Or do I create it in settings_schema.json?

Would appreciate if someone could point me the right direction.

Thank you!

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ttttt42
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Have a similar issue - did you ever find out?

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JeremyR
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An app is suitable for such a purpose. You store the secrets in the app and send requests to the app, in turn, the app interacts with the shop API/3rd-party API to perform the actual tasks and responds to your request.

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