WebStorm

Learn how to debug Node.js and web applications applications in WebStorm with secrets injected by the Doppler CLI.

The Doppler CLI when combined with WebStorm allows you to say goodbye to.env files for local development and takes only a few minutes to setup.

All that's required is to add a new npm script to run your application using the Doppler CLI, then add that script as an npm Debug Configuration in WebStorm.

Prerequisites

Setup

Open your application in WebStorm and launch a terminal window. Ensure the Doppler CLI is configured to sync secrets for your Development environment by running:

doppler setup

Then confirm you can access your secrets successfully by running:

doppler secrets

Add doppler-run script

Open your package.json and add a new doppler-run script that will use the Doppler CLI to run your application:

// package.json
  "scripts": {
    "start": "node ./src/server",
    "doppler-run": "doppler run --forward-signals -- npm start",
    ...
  }

Debug Configuration

Add a new npm Debug Configuration with Command set to run and Scripts set to doppler-run.

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Click Ok to save the Debug configuration.

Then launch your application by selecting doppler-run from the Debug configuration list and clicking the debug icon.

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You're now ready to insert a breakpoint to debug your Node.js application.

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Awesome Work!

Now you know how to debug Node.js and web applications applications in WebStorm with secrets injected by the Doppler CLI.


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