Environment variable reference

A list of environment variables used by Dapr

The following table lists the environment variables used by the Dapr runtime, CLI, or from within your application:

Environment Variable Used By Description
DAPR_HTTP_PORT Your application The HTTP port that Dapr is listening on. Your application should use this variable to connect to Dapr instead of hardcoding the port value. Injected by the dapr-sidecar-injector into all the containers in the pod.
DAPR_GRPC_PORT Your application The gRPC port that Dapr is listening on. Your application should use this variable to connect to Dapr instead of hardcoding the port value. Injected by the dapr-sidecar-injector into all the containers in the pod.
DAPR_TOKEN_API Your application The token used for Dapr API authentication for requests from the application. Read enable API token authentication in Dapr for more information.
APP_TOKEN_API Your application The token used by the app to authenticate requests from Dapr. Read authenticate requests from Dapr using token authentication for more information.
DAPR_PLACEMENT_HOST Your application The address for the Dapr Placement service. Only needed in self-hosted mode if you run your app (which creates actors) and you want to tell the app the location of the Placement service. This is never needed outside of local machine development.
DAPR_NETWORK Dapr CLI Optionally used by the Dapr CLI to specify the Docker network on which to deploy the Dapr runtime.
NAMESPACE Dapr runtime Used to specify a component’s namespace in self-hosted mode