The Doppler CLI provides a consistent experience between developing locally and production. It is a lightweight binary that comes provided in a number of package managers, including Docker.
The Doppler CLI is open source can be found on GitHub.
# GnuPG is required for binary signature verification
brew install gnupg
# Using curl
curl -Ls --tlsv1.2 --proto "=https" --retry 3 https://cli.doppler.com/install.sh | sudo sh
# Using wget
wget -t 3 -qO- https://cli.doppler.com/install.sh | sudo sh
# Using brew (not recommended as auto-update is not supported)
brew install dopplerhq/cli/doppler
scoop bucket add doppler https://github.com/DopplerHQ/scoop-doppler.git
scoop install doppler
# Add Doppler's RSA key
wget -q -t3 'https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/rsa.8004D9FF50437357.key' -O /etc/apk/keys/[email protected]
# Add Doppler's apk repo
echo 'https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/alpine/any-version/main' | tee -a /etc/apk/repositories
# Install latest Doppler CLI
apk add doppler
# Install pre-reqs
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y apt-transport-https ca-certificates curl gnupg
# Add Doppler's GPG key
curl -sLf --retry 3 --tlsv1.2 --proto "=https" 'https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/gpg.DE2A7741A397C129.key' | sudo apt-key add -
# Add Doppler's apt repo
echo "deb https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/deb/debian any-version main" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/doppler-cli.list
# Fetch and install latest doppler cli
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install -y doppler
# Add Doppler's GPG key
sudo rpm --import 'https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/gpg.DE2A7741A397C129.key'
# Add Doppler's yum repo
sudo curl -sLf --retry 3 --tlsv1.2 --proto "=https" 'https://packages.doppler.com/public/cli/config.rpm.txt' > /etc/yum.repos.d/doppler-cli.repo
# Update packages and install latest doppler cli
sudo yum update && sudo yum install doppler
# Does not rely on package managers
# Recommended for ephemeral environments (e.g. CI jobs)
# Supports Linux, BSD, and macOS
# Requires Curl & GnuPG:
# Alpine: apk add curl gnupg
# CentOS/RHEL: yum install -y curl gnupg
# Ubuntu/Debian: apt install -y curl gnupg
(curl -Ls --tlsv1.2 --proto "=https" --retry 3 https://cli.doppler.com/install.sh || wget -t 3 -qO- https://cli.doppler.com/install.sh) | sudo sh
Now let's verify the Doppler CLI was installed correctly.
The Doppler CLI requires an API key for authentication. Access can be granted via the login flow for local development or using a Service Token for production environments as it restricts access to a specific config within a Project.
# Service Token can be generated using the CLI or the dashboard
echo 'dp.st.prd.xxxx' | doppler configure set token --scope /
The Doppler CLI has numerous methods for supplying secrets to your application. See our dedicated Accessing Secrets Guide to learn more.
The CLI several easy to use options for setting and importing secrets. See our dedicated Setting Secrets Guide to learn more.
Command completions are installed automatically. If completions are not working for you, add the following to your
~/.bash_profile or similar:
source <(doppler completion 2> /dev/null)
Running aliased commands is currently not supported. To use an alias, source your aliases file before executing your app.
doppler run --command="source ~/.bash_aliases && my_aliased_command"
The Doppler CLI supports multiple workplaces by allowing you to scope your login to a specific directory. Any applications inside your chosen directory (and its sub-directories) will automatically use the correct API key.
# Workplace 1
doppler login --scope ~/workplace-1
# Workplace 2
doppler login --scope ~/workplace-2
When using the
--command flag, the Doppler CLI will determine what shell to use based on the
SHELL environment variable. The CLI currently supports
csh. If you are using an alternative shell, the CLI will fall back to
sh. You can manually specify your preferred shell.
# e.g. use zsh2
doppler run -- zsh2 -c "printenv DOPPLER_CONFIG"
The Doppler CLI supports updating itself via the
doppler update command. This will automatically download and install the latest version of the CLI.
The CLI will also prompt you to update whenever a new version is released.
This command is not supported on Windows when installed via Scoop. Instead, we recommend using winget.
The below is a list of the top-level commands available in the Doppler CLI. To get additional information about any given command, use the built-in CLI help by passing in the
-h flag like this:
doppler run -h.
activity Get workplace activity logs
changelog View the CLI's changelog
completion Print shell completion script
configs Manage configs
configure View the config file
environments Manage environments
feedback Provide feedback about the Doppler CLI
flags View current flags
help Help about any command
import Import projects into your Doppler workplace
login Authenticate to Doppler
logout Log out of the CLI
me Get info about the currently authenticated entity
open Open the Doppler dashboard
projects Manage projects
run Run a command with secrets injected into the environment
secrets Manage secrets
settings Get workplace settings
setup Setup the Doppler CLI for managing secrets
tui Launch TUI (BETA)
update Update the Doppler CLI
--api-host string The host address for the Doppler API (default "https://api.doppler.com")
--attempts int number of http request attempts made before failing (default 5)
--config-dir string config directory (default "/Users/me/.doppler")
--dashboard-host string The host address for the Doppler Dashboard (default "https://dashboard.doppler.com")
--debug output additional information
--dns-resolver-address string address to use for DNS resolution (default "126.96.36.199:53")
--dns-resolver-proto string protocol to use for DNS resolution (default "udp")
--dns-resolver-timeout duration max dns lookup duration (default 5s)
--enable-dns-resolver bypass the OS's default DNS resolver
-h, --help help for doppler
--json output json
--no-check-version disable checking for Doppler CLI updates
--no-read-env do not read config from the environment
--no-timeout disable http timeout
--no-verify-tls do not verify the validity of TLS certificates on HTTP requests (not recommended)
--print-config output active configuration
--scope string the directory to scope your config to (default ".")
--silent disable output of info messages
--timeout duration max http request duration (default 10s)
-t, --token string doppler token
-v, --version Get the version of the Doppler CLI
Use "doppler [command] --help" for more information about a command.
These are some commonly used commands that you'll likely find yourself using pretty regularly. There are more advanced ways to use the CLI, so we recommend exploring the available commands, but this should help jump start your usage!
You can perform an operation that assigns a specific directory (and its subdirectories) to a particular config. This allows you to run commands without specifying the project (
-p) and config (
If you like, you can also create a
doppler.yaml file that notes which project and config should be set using
- project: your-project-name
If you have a monorepo-style project where a variety of subdirectories should map to different Doppler projects, you can handle that as well:
- project: backend
- project: frontend
- project: worker
You can then run
doppler setup --no-interactive to set this up automatically without an interactive prompt.
Populate the environment for a command with the secrets from your config.
doppler run -p PROJECT -c CONFIG -- YOUR_COMMAND_HERE
If you need to reference the secret environment variable in your command string, use this syntax:
doppler run -p PROJECT -c CONFIG --command 'YOUR_COMMAND_HERE --some-flag $SOME_VARIABLE'
Print the secrets from a config in the designated format to STDOUT. If you don't use the
--no-file flag, then it will save as an encrypted fallback file.
doppler secrets download --no-file --format=json
You can fetch the CLI token being used in your local shell (which is set when you do a
doppler login) using this command:
doppler configure get token --plain
This can be useful when doing testing with the API or other areas where you need a service token:
curl -H "Authorization: Bearer $(doppler configure get token --plain)" "https://api.doppler.com/v3/...."
If you need to generate a service token that will expire, you can do so via the CLI like this:
doppler configs tokens create your-token-name-here -p PROJECT -c CONFIG --max-age 1m --plain
You can make use of this in scripts or other automation by assigning it to a variable like this:
DOPPLER_TOKEN=$(doppler configs tokens create your-token-name-here -p example-api -c dev --max-age 1m --plain)
doppler run -- YOUR_COMMAND_HERE
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