Cloud Functions

Environment Var and Config

Function Environment variables is essentially using this beta feature from GCP: https://cloud.google.com/deployment-manager/runtime-configurator/set-and-get-variables

Using Environment Variables see also Environment configuration

https://medium.com/@vik.ceo/setting-up-environment-variables-for-firebase-functions-d78e52b84f48 https://stackoverflow.com/questions/44766536/how-do-you-setup-local-environment-variables-for-cloud-functions-for-firebase

To set in firebase environment do

firebase functions:config:set aws.aws_access_key_id="XXXX" aws.aws_scret_access_key="XXXX"

Using env var Locally

For this to run locally: firebase functions:config:get > .runtimeconfig.json in functions folder, also add to .gitignore

See instructions in their docs. https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/env-var

Storage Triggers

Firestore triggers https://firebase.google.com/docs/functions/firestore-events

Since you cannot configure a function to be triggered by subdirectories. It's only possible to listen to the entire bucket. If you have a trigger based on Bucket, the recommendation is to create a new, separate bucket so that you are not triggered every time a file changes in the Bucket.

  1. Create a new bucket

  2. Update your Functions environment config with new bucket name

  3. Call the functions.config() to get the specified bucket name

You can do environments for Functions:

$ firebase -P dev functions:config:set storage.bucket="dev-digital-paper-edit"
> ✔ Functions config updated.
$ firebase -P dev functions:config:get
> {
"storage": {
"bucket": "dev-digital-paper-edit"
}
}
$ firebase -P prod functions:config:get
> {}

And then subsequently in a Function you'd use the config like so:

const functions = require("firebase-functions");
const BucketFunctions = functions.storage.object(
functions.config().storage.bucket
);

Caveat

A big caveat here - you don't have a document anywhere in your repo that tells you what this is. You need to be logged in into firebase and run the above

firebase -P dev functions:config:get

command to know what this is.