Environment variables#

pipenv environment variables#

pipenv --envs outputs options of the environment variables.

For more information, see Configuration With Environment Variables.

.env file#

If an .env file exists in your virtual environment, $ pipenv shell and $ pipenv run will automatically load it:

$ cat .env

$ pipenv run python
Loading .env environment variables...

>>> import os
>>> os.environ["USERNAME"]

The credentials of the version management, can also be specified in the Pipfile, for example:

url = "https://$USERNAME:${PASSWORD}@ce.cusy.io/api/v4/projects/$PROJECT_ID/packages/pypi/simple"
verify_ssl = true
name = "gitlab"


pipenv hashes the pipfile before determining the environment variables, and the environment variables from the pipfile.lock are also replaced so that no credentials need to be stored in the version management.

You can also save the .env file outside your virtual environment. You then only have to specify the path to this file in PIPENV_DOTENV_LOCATION:


You can also prevent pipenv from using an existing .env file with:

$ PIPENV_DONT_LOAD_ENV=1 pipenv shell