Can't initialise forest admin on my project

Expected behavior

Hi there folks,
I’m a new developer with Oak National Academy
I’ve been running the forest init command in the root of my project and then waiting for it to say “Analysing your setup” and then do some further prompting.

Actual behavior

At the moment, it is saying “x Selecting your project. Your project was not found. Please check your environment secret.”. I’ve checked my .env file several times to ensure that FOREST_ENV_SECRET is the same as in my development environment on

Failure Logs


  • Express Version: “express”: “~4.16.3”
  • Sequelize Version: “forest-express-sequelize”: “^7.3.1”
  • Database Dialect: postgres
  • Database Version: postgres version:12 ( docker image )
  • Project Name: Oak National Academy

Hi @Mitchell_Lloyd :wave: welcome to our community.
If you comment the FOREST_ENV_SECRET env variable and select manually the project it is work?

Bonjour Arnaud!
Je suis très heureux de rejoindre votre communauté!

Je vais essayer sans FOREST_ENV_SECRET, un moment si’l vous plaît.

Merci beaucoup Arnaud,
Il fonctionne maintenant.

Ça dit “This project does not support branches yet. Please migrate your environments from your Project settings first.”

I did not see, but your project is on Version1. This command is for the Dev workflow process and it is not enable on your project.
So you don’t have to use this command. Just re add your env variable and run npm start to run your server.