Initializing Fides Configuration Files
Fides can be configured in two different ways: either via a
toml file or via environment variables. Both methods can be used simultaneously, with environment variables taking precedence over the
toml file values.
The Fides working directory is typically a hidden
.fides directory, which will contain the
fides.toml configuration file.
Running the fides
init command will initialize a working directory that contains a Fides configuration
toml file . After that initialization, you will be able to perform other commands, like
fides push and
If you try to run a command that relies on initialization without either first initializing or having environment variables in place, the command will fail with an error, alerting you that you do not have environment variables configured.
Initialization performs just the basic tasks of creating the
.fides directory and a
.toml configuration for your Fides project.
For details, see: