When working with login credentials, server addresses, etc you can hide them from git and other viewers by saving them as local environmental variables.
- create a .bash_profile if it does not exist yet.
- edit the .bash_profile to add or change the variables
- activate the .bash_profile
In a terminal/console:
touch ~/.bash_profile vim ~/.bash_profile source ~/.bash_profile
To set a new variable in the .bash_profile:
#aws export AWS_KEY=$"foobarkey123" export AWS_SECRET=$"foobarsecret123"
To use environmental variables in Python:
import os awsKey = os.environ['AWS_KEY'] awsSecret = os.environ['AWS_SECRET']