How to connect in database using async credentials?

System Information
  • Strapi Version: 4.12.0-beta-2
  • Operating System: MacOS
  • Database: Postgres
  • Node Version: 16
  • NPM Version: 8
  • Yarn Version:

Hello everyone,

I’m need get database credentials from Amazon Aws Secrets in a async call, but the database.ts file is syncronous so an error occur when Strapi try to connect in database:

Error: Unknown dialect undefined

So my question is: How to connect in database with async credentials?

Hello you can use register function from src/index.js. Register function is an async function.
Install aws-sdk. Call secret manager and inject credentials on strapi.config object.
Example :

const secretManager = new awsSdk.SecretsManager({
  region: 'eu-west-1',
const { SecretString } = await secretManager
  .getSecretValue({ SecretId: `<secret-id-secret-manager>` })
const { host, port, username, password, type, database } = JSON.parse(SecretString)
strapi.config.set('database.connection.client', type)
strapi.config.set('database.connection.connection.port', port)
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Could you please show the code changes that should be made to /config/database.js after the database configurations are set with strapi.config?

Hi !

That’s a good question. Is the database.js config the same as original or do you use the strapi.config.get instead of env(’…’, ‘…’) ?