Environment Variables in a Virtual Environment. With a UNIX based OS you'd traditionally declare your environment variables by explicitly defining them at the OS level. Take variables CLIENT_ID and CLIENT_SECRET as an example
Docs Github Repo. Announcements Mailing List. Additionally, when the NODE_ENV environment variable is set, LoopBack will load configuration from Node server uses the same variables from your shell. You can use process.env.NODE_ENV to access NODE_ENV variable in your code.