Discover how environment variables can be used to create parameterizable Workflows by injecting values into an Action at runtime.
- Sometimes, actions need additional information … provided to them at run time. … We can use environment variables to do this. … Environment variables are dynamic key-value … pairs that are stored in memory on the … docker container running our action. … Processes running on the container can … access environment variables to use … the information stored there. … These values are read as the process runs. … In other words, they aren't already stored … in the docker image, instead the values are … injected into the docker container when it … starts to run and before any commands are called. … Let's take a look at an example. … I'm in a new repository with the visual … workflow editor open and I've add the Github … action for AWS to a new workflow. … We can configure this action by including … environment variables that the AWS command … references each time it runs. … Two common environment variables to use … with the AWS CLI are AWS default region … and AWS default output. … Default region specifies the region that the …
- Creating an action
- Creating a workflow
- Adding actions to a workflow
- Using an action from a repository
- Using environment variables
- Building custom actions
- Use cases for actions and workflows
Skill Level Beginner
1. Your first Action
2. Connecting Actions with Workflows
3. Using Actions
4. Building Custom Actions
5. Use Cases
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