Export the configuration

In Magento 2.2 and later pipeline deployment model, you can maintain a consistent configuration across systems. After you configure settings in the Magento Admin on your development system, export those settings to configuration files using the following command:

magento app:config:dump

As a result of the command execution, the following configuration files are updated:


This is the shared configuration file for all your Magento instances. Include this in your source control so it can be shared between the development, build, and production systems.

See: config.php reference


This is the environment-specific configuration file. It contains sensitive and system-specific settings for individual environments.

Do not include this file in source control.

See: env.php reference

Sensitive or system-specific settings

To set the sensitive settings written to env.php, use the magento config:sensitive:set command.

Configuration values are specified as either sensitive or system-specific by referencing Magento\Config\Model\Config\TypePool in the module’s di.xml file.