Motivation

React's Context management is great for keeping a Firebase Singleton for your application. By also setting up a Context specifically for Sessions, you can make sure that certain components are only accessible via successful authentication.

If you are initialising firebase like this

import firebase from "firebase/app";
import "firebase/firestore";
import "firebase/auth";
import "firebase/storage";
import "firebase/functions";
const firebaseConfig = {
apiKey: process.env.REACT_APP_API_KEY,
authDomain: process.env.REACT_APP_AUTH_DOMAIN,
databaseURL: process.env.REACT_APP_DATABASE_URL,
projectId: process.env.REACT_APP_PROJECT_ID,
storageBucket: process.env.REACT_APP_STORAGE_BUCKET,
messagingSenderId: process.env.REACT_APP_MESSAGING_SENDER_ID,
appId: process.env.REACT_APP_APP_ID,
measurementId: process.env.REACT_APP_MEASUREMENT_ID
};
// Initialize Firebase
firebase.initializeApp(firebaseConfig);
export const db = firebase.firestore();
export const functions = firebase.functions();
firebase.functions().useFunctionsEmulator('http://localhost:4001')
export default firebase;

Using these Create React App Env in a .env (added to .gitignore)

# Firebase
REACT_APP_API_KEY=""
REACT_APP_AUTH_DOMAIN=""
REACT_APP_DATABASE_URL=""
REACT_APP_PROJECT_ID=""
REACT_APP_STORAGE_BUCKET=""
REACT_APP_MESSAGING_SENDER_ID=""

Or

REACT_APP_API_KEY=""
REACT_APP_AUTH_DOMAIN=""
REACT_APP_DATABASE_URL=""
REACT_APP_PROJECT_ID=""
REACT_APP_STORAGE_BUCKET=""
REACT_APP_MESSAGING_SENDER_ID=""
REACT_APP_APP_ID=""
REACT_APP_MEASUREMENT_ID=""

and importing it in your React app side code

...
import firebase, { db } from "../../Firebase.js";
...

you might be getting this warning message in the console.

@firebase/app: Warning: Firebase is already defined in the global scope. Please make sure Firebase library is only loaded once.

There's a better implementation as shown in the next section, using React context and higher order components.