Tier Heroku Buildpack

Jevon MacDonald
Jan 6, 2023
1 min read

We are now maintaining a Heroku Buildpack for Tier. You can get the latest version and documentation on GitHub.

This buildback installs and runs the Tier sidecar in Heroku dynos.


heroku buildpacks:add https://github.com/tierrun/tier-run-buildpack


The below environment variables can be set using heroku config:set X=Y or via the Heroku dashboard.

  • STRIPE_API_KEY: The required Stripe key (live or test) to use. If a live key is used, the -live flag will be automatically passed to tier serve.
  • TIER_VERSION: The optional Tier sidecar version (default is 0.6.2)
  • TIER_ADDR: The optional address the sidecar will listen on (default is
  • TIER_RUN_DYNOS: An optional comma seperated list of process type names (e.g. "web") to run the sidecar in. If unset, all process types will run the sidecar.


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