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Rails session secret should not be in a public repository.
You can move the rails session secret to an environment variable by modifying
config/initializers/secret_token.rb like this:
MyApp::Application.config.secret_token = ENV['RAILS_SESSION_SECRET']
Given that you have the
pwgen utility installed you can start your rails server in your development environment this way:
% RAILS_SESSION_SECRET=`pwgen -cns 128` rails server