Example setting variables

For security reasons, we strongly recommend you change the Magento Admin URI, administrator username, and the administrator’s password. This makes it harder for someone else to log in to the Magento Admin and change settings.

Environment variables are inherited from the parent environment to child environments. You should make these changes in the master environment so all other environments start with the same values.

You can use the same tasks to change any variable discussed in the preceding section.

To get started, you need a branch to work in. For details, see

To change the Admin URI and administrator password:

  1. Set the variable values.

    magento-cloud variable:set <name> <value> -e <environment ID>
  2. To set the administrator’s username to meister_x2U8 in the master environment, enter:

    magento-cloud variable:set ADMIN_USERNAME meister_x2U8 -e master
  3. Wait for the project to redeploy.
  4. To set the administrator’s password to admin_A456, enter:

    magento-cloud variable:set ADMIN_PASSWORD admin_A456 -e master
  5. Wait while the project redeploys.
  6. To set the Admin URI to magento_A8v10, enter:

    magento-cloud variable:set ADMIN_URL magento_A8v10 -e master
  7. Wait while the project redeploys.
  8. Log in to the Magento Admin using the values you just changed.

    The simplest way to do that is to use the environment routes that display when you redeploy the master branch. An example follows:

    Waiting for the activity ksvciptxnzfto (Bob Smith added variable ADMIN_URL):
        Building application 'mymagento' (runtime type: php:7.0, tree: 07263ba)
        Slug already built for this tree id, skipping.
    Re-deploying environment k4wtvm7zogr5s-master.
    Environment configuration:
        mymagento (type: php:7.0, size: S, disk: 2048)
        mysql (type: mysql:10.0, size: S, disk: 2048)
        redis (type: redis:3.0, size: S)
        solr (type: solr:4.10, size: S, disk: 1024)
    Environment routes:
        http://master-k4wtvm7zogr5s.us.magentosite.cloud/ is served by application `mymagento`
        https://master-k4wtvm7zogr5s.us.magentosite.cloud/ is served by application `mymagento`

    In this example, go to http://master-k4wtvm7zogr5s.us.magentosite.cloud/magento_g8v10 and log in using the username admin and password admin_A456

Optional: You can also create an environment and list the environment variables.

magento-cloud environment:branch <new branch name>

After the environment deploys, enter

magento-cloud variable:get -e

A sample result follows:

ID Value Inherited JSON
ADMIN_PASSWORD admin_A456 Yes No
ADMIN_USERNAME meister_x2U8 Yes No
ADMIN_URL magento_A8v10 Yes No