# The secrets (config/secrets.jl) file

Confidential configuration data (like API keys, usernames, passwords, etc) should be added to the config/secrets.jl file. This file is by default added to .gitignore when creating a Genie app, so it won't be added to source control – to avoid that it is accidentally exposed.

## Scope

All the definitions (variables, constants, functions, modules, etc) added to the secrets.jl file are loaded into your app's module. So if your app (and its main module) is called MyGenieApp, the definitions will be available under the MyGenieApp namespace.

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Given the your app's name is variable, you can also access your app's module through the Main.UserApp constant. So all the definitions added to secrets.jl can also be accessed through the Mani.UserApp module.