For production environments, your Fief server should store its data in a proper database server for better performance and reliability. Fief is compatible with PostgreSQL and MySQL databases.
We'll assume that you have a working PostgreSQL database running, either locally or in the cloud. All you need to do is to set the corresponding environment variables with your database credentials.
DATABASE_TYPE=POSTGRESQL DATABASE_HOST=localhost DATABASE_PORT=5432 DATABASE_USERNAME=fief DATABASE_PASSWORD=fiefpassword DATABASE_NAME=fief
We'll assume that you have a working MySQL database running, either locally or in the cloud. All you need to do is to set the corresponding environment variables with your database credentials.
DATABASE_TYPE=MYSQL DATABASE_HOST=localhost DATABASE_PORT=3306 DATABASE_USERNAME=fief DATABASE_PASSWORD=fiefpassword DATABASE_NAME=fief
Use a connection string¶
Some cloud providers like Heroku will provide you a full database connection string like the one below instead of each parts separately:
Fief supports this kind of configuration with the
DATABASE_URL environment variable.
This variable will always take precedence over the single parameters: if you define
DATABASE_URL, it'll use this variable to connect to your database, even if other parameters are defined.