Add Service Account#

Now it's time to add a new config file that should never be published within the app. This step is only necessary if you plan to run database seeds for testing.

caution

This is a sensitive information intended to only run on backend. So make sure this file will be present in your .gitignore afterwards

Grab your config#

From Firebase menu, click the cog button located right after Project Overview and then access Project Settings

firebase project settings

Then access the Service accounts tab and generate a new private key for Node.js

firebase service account

Once the json is downloaded copy it to the seeds folder and rename the file

/seeds/service-account.json
{
"type": "service_account",
"project_id": "my-chat-app-d7vac",
"private_key_id": "632c0f93346d5287334f714a5ae2b2e92ccbfc9",
"private_key": "-----BEGIN PRIVATE KEY-----\nMIIEvAIBADA",
"client_email": "[email protected]m",
"client_id": "1091161964712176364",
"auth_uri": "https://accounts.google.com/o/oauth2/auth",
"token_uri": "https://oauth2.googleapis.com/token",
"auth_provider_x509_cert_url": "https://www.googleapis.com/oauth2/v1/certs",
"client_x509_cert_url": "https://www.googleapis.com/robot/v1/metadata/x509/firebase-adminsdk-skstr%40my-chat-app-d7vac.iam.gserviceaccount.com"
}

Final result should look like as the code snippet above. Make sure to add this file into your .gitignore