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Configure Percy environment variables in CircleCI

Percy is designed to integrate with your tests and CI environment. To enable Percy, the token environment variable must be configured in your CI service:

  • PERCY_TOKEN: The Percy repo write-only API token. This is unique for each Percy repository.

CircleCI project setup

CircleCI provides an easy way to set environment variables in project settings:


In your CircleCI project, go to Project settings > Environment Variables.

Then set PERCY_TOKEN to the write-only token from your Percy repo. This token can be found in each Percy repo's settings.


Alternative circle.yml setup

A different way is to add the environment variables to your circle.yml. See the CircleCI: Using Environment Variables docs for more info.


IMPORTANT: Keep your Percy token secret. Anyone with access to your token can consume your account quota, though they cannot read data.

If your code is public, do not add the PERCY_TOKEN to your code and use the above environment setup instead.

Next step: integrate with tests

You're done with setup---the last step is to integrate Percy into your tests and run them. Just choose your client library:




Static sites

Everything else

Additional resource

We teamed up with the CircleCI team for a live demo of our integrated workflow. Watch the recording of the session below to learn more about our CircleCI orb, and see a live visual testing demo.