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Organize your project settings and secrets with ease

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Easily manage your application settings and secrets

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Welcome to Stela

Stela were the "information files" of ancient times. This library aims to simplify your project configurations, proposing an opinionated way to manage your project using dotenv files, or using any source you need.


$ pip install stela


Key features:

  1. Learn once, use everywhere. Stela aims to be easily used in any Python project or Framework.
  2. Separate settings from secrets from environments. Instead of using a single dotenv file to store all your settings, we use multiple dotenv files, one for each environment. This way, you can split secrets from settings, and you can have different values for the same setting in different environments.
  3. Easy to implement. Use the command stela init to initialize your project and configure .env and .gitignore files.
  4. Easy to use. To access you configuration just include from stela import env in your code. Simple as that.
  5. One Interface, Any Source. You're not limited to dotenv files. Create your custom logic to import data from any source you need.

Quick Start

Run Stela initialization command. This command will create .env, .env.local, .stela and .gitignore files.

$ stela init --default

Create the dotenv files and add your settings and secrets.

# Add project settings and fake project secrets to .env
# This file will be commited to your repository
from stela import env

API_URL = env.API_URL  # http://localhost:8000
DATABASE_URL_CONNECTION = env.DB_URL  # db://fake_user:fake_password@local_db:0000/name
# Add real secrets to .env.local
# This file will be ignored by git

A single, simple API to access your settings and secrets:

from stela import env

API_URL = env.API_URL  # http://localhost:8000
DATABASE_URL_CONNECTION = env.DB_URL  # db://real_user:real_password@real_db:0000/name

Custom Sources

Use a custom, optional, final loader function to load your settings from any source you need.

# .stela
final_loader = ""  # Add your final loader to Stela
# Use SSM Parameter Store to load your settings

import boto3
from stela.config import StelaOptions

def final_loader(options: StelaOptions, env_data: dict[str, any]) -> dict[str, any]:
    """Load settings from AWS Parameter Store (SSM) to current Stela data.

    Data returned must be a Python Dictionary.
    Dict keys will be converted to env properties.
    Ex. {'Foo': 'Bar'} will be available as env.Foo

    :param env_data: Data parsed from dotenv file (the first loader)
    :param options: Stela Options obj
    :return dict[str, any]
    ssm = boto3.client('ssm')
    environment = options.current_environment  # The value from STELA_ENV variable. Ex. production

    # Get from SSM
    response = ssm.get_parameters_by_path(
    api_url = response['Parameters']['ApiUrl']  #
    env_data.update({'API_URL': api_url})
    return env_data

Got your settings and secrets from both dotenv files and SSM Parameter Store:

from stela import env

API_URL = env.API_URL  #
DATABASE_URL_CONNECTION = env.DB_URL  # db://real_user:real_password@real_db:0000/name

That's it! Check our Documentation for tons of customization and advice.

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