How to access variables from .env file in React app using Firebase?

Hopefully, I did put my .env file in the right place, I wanna access variables in firebase.js file for authentication to keep my API secure.

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.env file:-

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Here is my firebase.js file:-

import { initializeApp } from "firebase/app";
import { getAuth } from "firebase/auth";

// Your web app's Firebase configuration
const firebaseConfig = {
    apiKey: process.env.API_KEY,
    authDomain: process.env.DOMAIN,
    projectId: process.env.PROJECT_ID,
    storageBucket: process.env.STORAGE_BUCKET,
    messagingSenderId: process.env.MSG_SENDER_ID,
    appId: process.env.APP_ID,

// Initialize Firebase
const app = initializeApp(firebaseConfig);
const auth = getAuth();

export { app, auth };

The error I'm getting 👇:-

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How to use .env file here?


  • Add a prefix of REACT_APP to your variable names in your dotenv file. Like REACT_APP_API_KEY and to access the value in your react file use process.env.REACT_APP_API_KEY and after making changes make sure to restart your react app.