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Notice: this branch is not longer the deployed branch in preparation for handling financial data for premium features on This public branch can now be simplified to support single instance deployments on Heroku (or another PaaS), and won't need to support more than a single account.

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Deploying a private instance


To deploy on Heroku's Cedar stack:

  1. Create a new app and add the heroku-postgresql addon:

    heroku apps:create
    heroku addons:add heroku-postgresql
  2. Set BUNDLE_WITHOUT to ignore the sqlite dependencies (this requires enabling the user_env_compile feature flag):

    heroku labs:enable user-env-compile
    heroku config:set BUNDLE_WITHOUT="development:test:sqlite"
  3. Configure your Dropbox key and secret

    heroku config:set DROPBOX_KEY="my-dropbox-key"
    heroku config:set DROPBOX_SECRET="my-dropbox-secret"
  4. Set some Heroku-specific settings

    heroku config:set LOG_TO_STDOUT=true
  5. Push!

    git push heroku master
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