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= Gerrit Code Review - Configuration
== File `etc/gerrit.config`
The optional file `'$site_path'/etc/gerrit.config` is a Git-style
config file that controls many host specific settings for Gerrit.
[NOTE]
The contents of the `etc/gerrit.config` file are cached at startup
by Gerrit. For most properties, if they are modified in this file, Gerrit
needs to be restarted before it will use the new values. Some properties
support being link:#reloadConfig[`reloaded`]' without restart.
Sample `etc/gerrit.config`:
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[core]
packedGitLimit = 200 m
[cache]
directory = /var/cache/gerrit
----
[[reloadConfig]]
=== Reload `etc/gerrit.config`
Some properties support being reloaded without restart when a `reload config`
command is issued through link:cmd-reload-config.html[`SSH`] or the
link:rest-api-config.html#reload-config[`REST API`]. If a property supports
this it is specified in the documentation for the property below.
[[accountPatchReviewDb]]
=== Section accountPatchReviewDb
The AccountPatchReviewDb is a database used to store the user file reviewed
flags. It co-exists with <<database,ReviewDb>> and link:note-db.html[NoteDb].
[[accountPatchReviewDb.url]]accountPatchReviewDb.url::
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The url of accountPatchReviewDb. Supported types are `H2`, `POSTGRESQL`,
`MARIADB`, and `MYSQL`. Drop the driver jar in the lib folder of the site path
if the Jdbc driver of the corresponding Database is not yet in the class path.
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Default is to create H2 database in the db folder of the site path.
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Changing this parameter requires to migrate database using the
link:pgm-MigrateAccountPatchReviewDb.html[MigrateAccountPatchReviewDb] program.
Migration cannot be done while the server is running.
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Also note that the db_name has to be a new db and not reusing gerrit's own review database,
otherwise gerrit's init will remove the table.
----
[accountPatchReviewDb]
url = jdbc:postgresql://<host>:<port>/<db_name>?user=<user>&password=<password>
----
[[accountPatchReviewDb.poolLimit]]accountPatchReviewDb.poolLimit::
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Maximum number of open database connections. If the server needs
more than this number, request processing threads will wait up
to <<accountPatchReviewDb.poolMaxWait, poolMaxWait>> seconds for a
connection to be released before they abort with an exception.
This limit must be several units higher than the total number of
httpd and sshd threads as some request processing code paths may
need multiple connections.
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Default is <<sshd.threads, sshd.threads>>
+ <<httpd.maxThreads, httpd.maxThreads>> + 2.
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[[accountPatchReviewDb.poolMinIdle]]database.poolMinIdle::
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Minimum number of connections to keep idle in the pool.
Default is 4.
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[[accountPatchReviewDb.poolMaxIdle]]accountPatchReviewDb.poolMaxIdle::
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Maximum number of connections to keep idle in the pool. If there
are more idle connections, connections will be closed instead of
being returned back to the pool.
Default is min(<<accountPatchReviewDb.poolLimit, accountPatchReviewDb.poolLimit>>, 16).
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[[accountPatchReviewDb.poolMaxWait]]accountPatchReviewDb.poolMaxWait::
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Maximum amount of time a request processing thread will wait to
acquire a database connection from the pool. If no connection is
released within this time period, the processing thread will abort
its current operations and return an error to the client.
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
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* ms, milliseconds
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
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If a unit suffix is not specified, `milliseconds` is assumed.
Default is `30 seconds`.
[[accounts]]
=== Section accounts
[[accounts.visibility]]accounts.visibility::
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Controls visibility of other users' dashboard pages and
completion suggestions to web users.
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If `ALL`, all users are visible to all other users, even
anonymous users.
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If `SAME_GROUP`, only users who are also members of a group the
current user is a member of are visible.
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If `VISIBLE_GROUP`, only users who are members of at least one group
that is visible to the current user are visible.
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If `NONE`, no users other than the current user are visible.
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Default is `ALL`.
[[addreviewer]]
=== Section addreviewer
[[addreviewer.maxWithoutConfirmation]]addreviewer.maxWithoutConfirmation::
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The maximum number of reviewers a user can add at once by adding a
group as reviewer without being asked to confirm the operation.
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If set to 0, the user will never be asked to confirm adding a group
as reviewer.
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Default is 10.
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This setting only applies for adding reviewers in the Gerrit Web UI,
but is ignored when adding reviewers with the
link:cmd-set-reviewers.html[set-reviewers] command.
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This value supports link:#reloadConfig[configuration reloads].
[[addreviewer.maxAllowed]]addreviewer.maxAllowed::
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The maximum number of reviewers a user can add at once by adding a
group as reviewer.
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If set to 0, there is no limit for the number of reviewers that can
be added at once by adding a group as reviewer.
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Default is 20.
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This value supports link:#reloadConfig[configuration reloads].
[[addReviewer.baseWeight]]addReviewer.baseWeight::
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The weight that will be applied in the default reviewer ranking algorithm.
This can be increased or decreased to give more or less influence to plugins.
If set to zero, the base ranking will not have any effect. Reviewers will then
be ordered as ranked by the plugins (if there are any).
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By default 1.
[[auth]]
=== Section auth
See also link:config-sso.html[SSO configuration].
[[auth.type]]auth.type::
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Type of user authentication employed by Gerrit. The supported
values are:
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* `OpenID`
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The default setting. Gerrit uses any valid OpenID
provider chosen by the end-user. For more information see
http://openid.net/[openid.net].
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* `OpenID_SSO`
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Supports OpenID from a single provider. There is no registration
link, and the "Sign In" link sends the user directly to the provider's
SSO entry point.
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* `HTTP`
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Gerrit relies upon data presented in the HTTP request. This includes
HTTP basic authentication, or some types of commercial single-sign-on
solutions. With this setting enabled the authentication must
take place in the web server or servlet container, and not from
within Gerrit.
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* `HTTP_LDAP`
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Exactly like `HTTP` (above), but additionally Gerrit pre-populates
a user's full name and email address based on information obtained
from the user's account object in LDAP. The user's group membership
is also pulled from LDAP, making any LDAP groups that a user is a
member of available as groups in Gerrit. Hence the `_LDAP` suffix in
the name of this authentication type. Gerrit does NOT authenticate
the user via LDAP.
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* `CLIENT_SSL_CERT_LDAP`
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This authentication type is actually kind of SSO. Gerrit will configure
Jetty's SSL channel to request the client's SSL certificate. For this
authentication to work a Gerrit administrator has to import the root
certificate of the trust chain used to issue the client's certificate
into the <review-site>/etc/keystore.
After the authentication is done Gerrit will obtain basic user
registration (name and email) from LDAP, and some group memberships.
Hence the `_LDAP` suffix in the name of this authentication type.
Gerrit does NOT authenticate the user via LDAP.
This authentication type can only be used under hosted daemon mode, and
the httpd.listenUrl must use https:// as the protocol.
Optionally, certificate revocation list file can be used
at <review-site>/etc/crl.pem. For details, see httpd.sslCrl.
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* `LDAP`
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Gerrit prompts the user to enter a username and a password, which
it then verifies by performing a simple bind against the configured
<<ldap.server,ldap.server>>. In this configuration the web server
is not involved in the user authentication process.
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The actual username used in the LDAP simple bind request is the
account's full DN, which is discovered by first querying the
directory using either an anonymous request, or the configured
<<ldap.username,ldap.username>> identity. Gerrit can also use kerberos if
<<ldap.authentication,ldap.authentication>> is set to `GSSAPI`.
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If link:#auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy[`auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy`] is set to `HTTP`,
the randomly generated HTTP password is used for authentication. On the other hand,
if link:#auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy[`auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy`] is set to `HTTP_LDAP`,
the password in the request is first checked against the HTTP password and, if
it does not match, it is then validated against the LDAP password.
Service users that only exist in the Gerrit database are authenticated by their
HTTP passwords.
* `LDAP_BIND`
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Gerrit prompts the user to enter a username and a password, which
it then verifies by performing a simple bind against the configured
<<ldap.server,ldap.server>>. In this configuration the web server
is not involved in the user authentication process.
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Unlike `LDAP` above, the username used to perform the LDAP simple bind
request is the exact string supplied in the dialog by the user.
The configured <<ldap.username,ldap.username>> identity is not used to obtain
account information.
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* `OAUTH`
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OAuth is a protocol that lets external apps request authorization to private
details in a user's account without getting their password. This is
preferred over Basic Authentication because tokens can be limited to specific
types of data, and can be revoked by users at any time.
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Site owners have to register their application before getting started. Note
that provider specific plugins must be used with this authentication scheme.
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Git clients may send OAuth 2 access tokens instead of passwords in the Basic
authentication header. Note that provider specific plugins must be installed to
facilitate this authentication scheme. If multiple OAuth 2 provider plugins are
installed one of them must be selected as default with the
`auth.gitOAuthProvider` option.
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* `DEVELOPMENT_BECOME_ANY_ACCOUNT`
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*DO NOT USE*. Only for use in a development environment.
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When this is the configured authentication method a hyperlink titled
`Become` appears in the top right corner of the page, taking the
user to a form where they can enter the username of any existing
user account, and immediately login as that account, without any
authentication taking place.
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By default, OpenID.
[[auth.allowedOpenID]]auth.allowedOpenID::
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List of permitted OpenID providers. A user may only authenticate
with an OpenID that matches this list. Only used if `auth.type`
is set to `OpenID` (the default).
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Patterns may be either a
link:http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/regex/Pattern.html[standard
Java regular expression (java.util.regex)] (start with `^` and
end with `$`) or be a simple prefix (any other string).
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By default, the list contains two values, `http://` and `https://`,
allowing users to authenticate with any OpenID provider.
[[auth.trustedOpenID]]auth.trustedOpenID::
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List of trusted OpenID providers. Only used if `auth.type` is
set to `OpenID` (the default).
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In order for a user to take advantage of permissions beyond those
granted to the `Anonymous Users` and `Registered Users` groups,
the user account must only have OpenIDs which match at least one
pattern from this list.
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Patterns may be either a
link:http://download.oracle.com/javase/6/docs/api/java/util/regex/Pattern.html[standard
Java regular expression (java.util.regex)] (start with `^` and
end with `$`) or be a simple prefix (any other string).
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By default, the list contains two values, `http://` and `https://`,
allowing Gerrit to trust any OpenID it receives.
[[auth.openIdDomain]]auth.openIdDomain::
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List of allowed OpenID email address domains. Only used if
`auth.type` is set to `OPENID` or `OPENID_SSO`.
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Domain is case insensitive and must be in the same form as it
appears in the email address, for example, "example.com".
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By default, any domain is accepted.
[[auth.maxOpenIdSessionAge]]auth.maxOpenIdSessionAge::
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Time in seconds before an OpenID provider must force the user
to authenticate themselves again before authentication to this
Gerrit server. Currently this is only a polite request, and users
coming from providers that don't support the PAPE extension will
be accepted anyway. In the future it may be enforced, rejecting
users coming from providers that don't honor the max session age.
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If set to 0, the provider will always force the user to authenticate
(e.g. supply their password). Values should use common unit suffixes
to express their setting:
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* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
* d, day, days
* w, week, weeks (`1 week` is treated as `7 days`)
* mon, month, months (`1 month` is treated as `30 days`)
* y, year, years (`1 year` is treated as `365 days`)
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Default is -1, permitting infinite time between authentications.
[[auth.registerEmailPrivateKey]]auth.registerEmailPrivateKey::
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Private key to use when generating an email verification token.
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If not set, a random key is generated when running the
link:pgm-init.html[site initialization].
[[auth.maxRegisterEmailTokenAge]]auth.maxRegisterEmailTokenAge::
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Time in seconds before an email verification token sent to a user in
order to validate their email address expires.
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* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
* d, day, days
* w, week, weeks (`1 week` is treated as `7 days`)
* mon, month, months (`1 month` is treated as `30 days`)
* y, year, years (`1 year` is treated as `365 days`)
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Default is 12 hours.
[[auth.openIdSsoUrl]]auth.openIdSsoUrl::
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The SSO entry point URL. Only used if `auth.type` is set to
`OpenID_SSO`.
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The "Sign In" link will send users directly to this URL.
[[auth.httpHeader]]auth.httpHeader::
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HTTP header to trust the username from, or unset to select HTTP basic
authentication. Only used if `auth.type` is set to `HTTP`.
[[auth.httpDisplaynameHeader]]auth.httpDisplaynameHeader::
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HTTP header to retrieve the user's display name from. Only used if `auth.type`
is set to `HTTP`.
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If set, Gerrit trusts and enforces the user's full name using the HTTP header
and disables the ability to manually modify the user's full name
from the contact information page.
[[auth.httpEmailHeader]]auth.httpEmailHeader::
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HTTP header to retrieve the user's e-mail from. Only used if `auth.type`
is set to `HTTP`.
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If set, Gerrit trusts and enforces the user's e-mail using the HTTP header
and disables the ability to manually modify or register other e-mails
from the contact information page.
[[auth.httpExternalIdHeader]]auth.httpExternalIdHeader::
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HTTP header to retrieve the user's external identification token.
Only used if `auth.type` is set to `HTTP`.
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If set, Gerrit adds the value contained in the HTTP header to the
user's identity. Typical use is with a federated identity token from
an external system (e.g. GitHub OAuth 2.0 authentication) where
the user's auth token exchanged during authentication handshake
needs to be used for authenticated communication to the external
system later on.
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Example: `auth.httpExternalIdHeader: X-GitHub-OTP`
[[auth.loginUrl]]auth.loginUrl::
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URL to redirect a browser to after the end-user has clicked on the
login link in the upper right corner. Only used if `auth.type` is set
to `HTTP` or `HTTP_LDAP`.
Organizations using an enterprise single-sign-on solution may want to
redirect the browser to the SSO product's sign-in page for completing the
login process and validate their credentials.
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If set, Gerrit allows anonymous access until the end-user performs the login
and provides a trusted identity through the HTTP header.
If not set, Gerrit requires the HTTP header with a trusted identity
and returns the error page 'LoginRedirect.html' if such a header is not
present.
[[auth.loginText]]auth.loginText::
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Text displayed in the loginUrl link. Only used if `auth.loginUrl` is set.
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If not set, the "Sign In" text is used.
[[auth.registerPageUrl]]auth.registerPageUrl::
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URL of the registration page to use when a new user logs in to Gerrit for
the first time. Used only when `auth.type` is set to `HTTP`.
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If not set, the standard Gerrit registration page `/#/register/` is displayed.
[[auth.logoutUrl]]auth.logoutUrl::
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URL to redirect a browser to after the end-user has clicked on the
"Sign Out" link in the upper right corner. Organizations using an
enterprise single-sign-on solution may want to redirect the browser
to the SSO product's sign-out page.
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If not set, the redirect returns to the list of all open changes.
[[auth.registerUrl]]auth.registerUrl::
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Target for the "Register" link in the upper right corner. Used only
when `auth.type` is `LDAP`, `LDAP_BIND` or `CUSTOM_EXTENSION`.
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If not set, no "Register" link is displayed.
[[auth.registerText]]auth.registerText::
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Text for the "Register" link in the upper right corner. Used only
when `auth.type` is `LDAP`, `LDAP_BIND` or `CUSTOM_EXTENSION`.
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If not set, defaults to "Register".
[[auth.editFullNameUrl]]auth.editFullNameUrl::
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Target for the "Edit" button when the user is allowed to edit their
full name. Used only when `auth.type` is `LDAP`, `LDAP_BIND` or
`CUSTOM_EXTENSION`.
[[auth.httpPasswordUrl]]auth.httpPasswordUrl::
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Target for the "Obtain Password" link. Used only when `auth.type` is
`CUSTOM_EXTENSION`.
[[auth.switchAccountUrl]]auth.switchAccountUrl::
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URL to switch user identities and login as a different account than
the currently active account. This is disabled by default except when
`auth.type` is `OPENID` and `DEVELOPMENT_BECOME_ANY_ACCOUNT`. If set
the "Switch Account" link is displayed next to "Sign Out".
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When `auth.type` does not normally enable this URL administrators may
set this to `login/`, allowing users to begin a new web session. This value
is used as an href in PolyGerrit, so absolute URLs like
`https://someotherhost/login` work as well.
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If a ${path} parameter is included, then PolyGerrit will substitute the
currently viewed path in the link. Be aware that this path will include
a leading slash, so a value like this might be appropriate: `/login${path}`.
[[auth.cookiePath]]auth.cookiePath::
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Sets "path" attribute of the authentication cookie.
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If not set, HTTP request's path is used.
[[auth.cookieDomain]]auth.cookieDomain::
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Sets "domain" attribute of the authentication cookie.
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If not set, HTTP request's domain is used.
[[auth.cookieSecure]]auth.cookieSecure::
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Sets "secure" flag of the authentication cookie. If true, cookies
will be transmitted only over HTTPS protocol.
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By default, false.
[[auth.emailFormat]]auth.emailFormat::
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Optional format string to construct user email addresses out of
user login names. Only used if `auth.type` is `HTTP`, `HTTP_LDAP`
or `LDAP`.
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This value can be set to a format string, where `{0}` is replaced
with the login name. E.g. "\{0\}+gerrit@example.com" with a user
login name of "foo" will produce "foo+gerrit@example.com" during
the first time user "foo" registers.
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If the site is using `HTTP_LDAP` or `LDAP`, using this option is
discouraged. Setting `ldap.accountEmailAddress` and importing the
email address from the LDAP directory is generally preferred.
[[auth.contributorAgreements]]auth.contributorAgreements::
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Controls whether or not the contributor agreement features are
enabled for the Gerrit site. If enabled a user must complete a
contributor agreement before they can upload changes.
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If enabled, the admin must also add one or more
link:config-cla.html[contributor-agreement sections]
in project.config and create agreement files under
`'$site_path'/static`, so users can actually complete one or
more agreements.
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By default this is false (no agreements are used).
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To enable the actual usage of contributor agreement the project
specific config option in the `project.config` must be set:
link:config-project-config.html[receive.requireContributorAgreement].
[[auth.trustContainerAuth]]auth.trustContainerAuth::
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If true then it is the responsibility of the container hosting
Gerrit to authenticate users. In this case Gerrit will blindly trust
the container.
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This parameter only affects git over http traffic. If set to false
then Gerrit will do the authentication (using Basic authentication).
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By default this is set to false.
[[auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy]]auth.gitBasicAuthPolicy::
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When `auth.type` is `LDAP`, `LDAP_BIND` or `OAUTH`, it allows using either the generated
HTTP password, the LDAP or OAUTH password, or a combination of HTTP and LDAP
authentication, to authenticate Git over HTTP and REST API requests.
The supported values are:
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*`HTTP`
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Only the HTTP password is accepted when doing Git over HTTP and REST API requests.
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*`LDAP`
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Only the `LDAP` password is allowed when doing Git over HTTP and REST API
requests.
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*`OAUTH`
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Only the `OAUTH` authentication is allowed when doing Git over HTTP and REST API
requests.
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*`HTTP_LDAP`
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The password in the request is first checked against the HTTP password and, if
it does not match, it is then validated against the `LDAP` password.
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By default this is set to `LDAP` when link:#auth.type[`auth.type`] is `LDAP`
and `OAUTH` when link:#auth.type[`auth.type`] is `OAUTH`.
Otherwise, the default value is `HTTP`.
[[auth.gitOAuthProvider]]auth.gitOAuthProvider::
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Selects the OAuth 2 provider to authenticate git over HTTP traffic with.
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In general there is no way to determine from an access token alone, which
OAuth 2 provider to address to verify that token, and the BasicAuth
scheme does not support amending such details. If multiple OAuth provider
plugins in a system offer support for git over HTTP authentication site
administrators must configure, which one to use as default provider.
In case the provider cannot be determined from a request the access token
will be sent to the default provider for verification.
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The value of this parameter must be the identifier of an OAuth 2 provider
in the form `plugin-name:provider-name`. Consult the respective plugin
documentation for details.
[[auth.userNameToLowerCase]]auth.userNameToLowerCase::
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If set the username that is received to authenticate a git operation
is converted to lower case for looking up the user account in Gerrit.
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By setting this parameter a case insensitive authentication for the
git operations can be achieved, if it is ensured that the usernames in
Gerrit (scheme `username`) are stored in lower case (e.g. if the
parameter link:#ldap.accountSshUserName[ldap.accountSshUserName] is
set to `${sAMAccountName.toLowerCase}`). It is important that for all
existing accounts this username is already in lower case. It is not
possible to convert the usernames of the existing accounts to lower
case because this would break the access to existing per-user
branches and Gerrit provides no tool to do such a conversion.
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Setting this parameter to `true` will prevent all users from login that
have a non-lower-case username.
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This parameter only affects git over http and git over SSH traffic.
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By default this is set to false.
[[auth.enableRunAs]]auth.enableRunAs::
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If true HTTP REST APIs will accept the `X-Gerrit-RunAs` HTTP request
header from any users granted the link:access-control.html#capability_runAs[Run As]
capability. The header and capability permit the authenticated user
to impersonate another account.
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If false the feature is disabled and cannot be re-enabled without
editing gerrit.config and restarting the server.
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Default is true.
[[auth.allowRegisterNewEmail]]auth.allowRegisterNewEmail::
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Whether users are allowed to register new email addresses.
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In addition for the HTTP authentication type
link:#auth.httpemailheader[auth.httpemailheader] must *not* be set to
enable registration of new email addresses.
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By default, true.
[[auth.autoUpdateAccountActiveStatus]]auth.autoUpdateAccountActiveStatus::
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Whether to allow automatic synchronization of an account's inactive flag upon login.
If set to true, upon login, if the authentication back-end reports the account as active,
the account's inactive flag in the internal Gerrit database will be updated to be active.
If the authentication back-end reports the account as inactive, the account's flag will be
updated to be inactive and the login attempt will be blocked. Users enabling this feature
should ensure that their authentication back-end is supported. Currently, only
strict 'LDAP' authentication is supported.
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In addition, if this parameter is not set, or false, the corresponding scheduled
task to deactivate inactive Gerrit accounts will also be disabled. If this
parameter is set to true, users should also consider configuring the
link:#accountDeactivation[accountDeactivation] section appropriately.
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By default, false.
[[auth.skipFullRefEvaluationIfAllRefsAreVisible]]auth.skipFullRefEvaluationIfAllRefsAreVisible::
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Whether to skip the full ref visibility checks as a performance shortcut when all refs are
visible to a user. Full ref filtering would filter out things like pending edits.
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By default, true.
[[cache]]
=== Section cache
[[cache.directory]]cache.directory::
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Path to a local directory where Gerrit can write cached entities for
future lookup. This local disk cache is used to retain potentially
expensive to compute information across restarts. If the location
does not exist, Gerrit will try to create it.
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Technically, cached entities are persisted as a set of H2 databases
inside this directory.
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If not absolute, the path is resolved relative to `$site_path`.
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Default is unset, no disk cache.
[[cache.h2CacheSize]]cache.h2CacheSize::
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The size of the in-memory cache for each opened H2 cache database, in bytes.
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Some caches of Gerrit are persistent and are backed by an H2 database.
H2 uses memory to cache its database content. The parameter `h2CacheSize`
allows to limit the memory used by H2 and thus prevent out-of-memory
caused by the H2 database using too much memory.
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See <<database.h2.cacheSize,database.h2.cacheSize>> for a detailed discussion.
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Default is unset, using up to half of the available memory.
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H2 will persist this value in the database, so to unset explicitly specify 0.
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Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[cache.h2AutoServer]]cache.h2AutoServer::
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If set to true, enable H2 autoserver mode for the H2-backed persistent cache
databases.
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See link:http://www.h2database.com/html/features.html#auto_mixed_mode[here]
for detail.
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Default is false.
[[cache.name.maxAge]]cache.<name>.maxAge::
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Maximum age to keep an entry in the cache. Entries are removed from
the cache and refreshed from source data every maxAge interval.
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
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* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
* d, day, days
* w, week, weeks (`1 week` is treated as `7 days`)
* mon, month, months (`1 month` is treated as `30 days`)
* y, year, years (`1 year` is treated as `365 days`)
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--
If a unit suffix is not specified, `seconds` is assumed. If 0 is
supplied, the maximum age is infinite and items are never purged
except when the cache is full.
Default is `0`, meaning store forever with no expire, except:
* `"adv_bases"`: default is `10 minutes`
* `"ldap_groups"`: default is `1 hour`
* `"web_sessions"`: default is `12 hours`
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[[cache.name.memoryLimit]]cache.<name>.memoryLimit::
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The total cost of entries to retain in memory. The cost computation
varies by the cache. For most caches where the in-memory size of each
entry is relatively the same, memoryLimit is currently defined to be
the number of entries held by the cache (each entry costs 1).
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For caches where the size of an entry can vary significantly between
individual entries (notably `"diff"`, `"diff_intraline"`), memoryLimit
is an approximation of the total number of bytes stored by the cache.
Larger entries that represent bigger patch sets or longer source files
will consume a bigger portion of the memoryLimit. For these caches the
memoryLimit should be set to roughly the amount of RAM (in bytes) the
administrator can dedicate to the cache.
+
Default is 1024 for most caches, except:
+
* `"adv_bases"`: default is `4096`
* `"diff"`: default is `10m` (10 MiB of memory)
* `"diff_intraline"`: default is `10m` (10 MiB of memory)
* `"diff_summary"`: default is `10m` (10 MiB of memory)
* `"external_ids_map"`: default is `2` and should not be changed
* `"groups"`: default is unlimited
* `"groups_byname"`: default is unlimited
* `"groups_byuuid"`: default is unlimited
* `"plugin_resources"`: default is 2m (2 MiB of memory)
+
If set to 0 the cache is disabled. Entries are removed immediately
after being stored by the cache. This is primarily useful for testing.
[[cache.name.expireFromMemoryAfterAccess]]cache.<name>.expireFromMemoryAfterAccess::
+
Time after last access to automatically expire entries from an in-memory
cache. If 0 or not specified, entries are never expired in this manner.
Values may use unit suffixes as in link:#cache.name.maxAge[maxAge].
+
This option only applies to in-memory caches; persistent cache values are
not expired in this manner, and are only pruned via
link:#cache.name.diskLimit[diskLimit].
[[cache.name.diskLimit]]cache.<name>.diskLimit::
+
Total size in bytes of the keys and values stored on disk. Caches that
have grown bigger than this size are scanned daily at 1 AM local
server time to trim the cache. Entries are removed in least recently
accessed order until the cache fits within this limit. Caches may
grow larger than this during the day, as the size check is only
performed once every 24 hours.
+
Default is 128 MiB per cache, except:
+
* `"change_notes"`: disk storage is disabled by default
* `"diff_summary"`: default is `1g` (1 GiB of disk space)
* `"external_ids_map"`: disk storage is disabled by default
+
If 0 or negative, disk storage for the cache is disabled.
==== [[cache_names]]Standard Caches
cache `"accounts"`::
+
Cache entries contain important details of an active user, including
their display name, preferences, and known email addresses. Entry
information is obtained from the `accounts` database table.
+
If direct updates are made to any of these database tables, this
cache should be flushed.
cache `"adv_bases"`::
+
Used only for push over smart HTTP when branch level access controls
are enabled. The cache entry contains all commits that are available
for the client to use as potential delta bases. Push over smart HTTP
requires two HTTP requests, and this cache tries to carry state from
the first request into the second to ensure it can complete.
cache `"changes"`::
+
The size of `memoryLimit` determines the number of projects for which
all changes will be cached. If the cache is set to 1024, this means all
changes for up to 1024 projects can be held in the cache.
+
Default value is 0 (disabled). It is disabled by default due to the fact
that change updates are not communicated between Gerrit servers. Hence
this cache should be disabled in an multi-master/multi-slave setup.
+
The cache should be flushed whenever the database changes table is modified
outside of Gerrit.
cache `"diff"`::
+
Each item caches the differences between two commits, at both the
directory and file levels. Gerrit uses this cache to accelerate
the display of affected file names, as well as file contents.
+
Entries in this cache are relatively large, so memoryLimit is an
estimate in bytes of memory used. Administrators should try to target
cache.diff.memoryLimit to fit all changes users will view in a 1 or 2
day span.
cache `"diff_intraline"`::
+
Each item caches the intraline difference of one file, when compared
between two commits. Gerrit uses this cache to accelerate display of
intraline differences when viewing a file.
+
Entries in this cache are relatively large, so memoryLimit is an
estimate in bytes of memory used. Administrators should try to target
cache.diff.memoryLimit to fit all files users will view in a 1 or 2
day span.
cache `"diff_summary"`::
+
Each item caches list of file paths which are different between two
commits. Gerrit uses this cache to accelerate computing of the list
of paths of changed files.
+
Ideally, disk limit of this cache is large enough to cover all changes.
This should significantly speed up change reindexing, especially
full offline reindexing.
cache `"external_ids_map"`::
+
A singleton cache whose sole entry is a map of the parsed representation
of link:config-accounts.html#external-ids[all current external IDs]. The
cache may temporarily contain 2 entries, but the second one is promptly
expired.
+
It is not recommended to change the in-memory attributes of this cache
away from the defaults. The cache may be persisted by setting
`diskLimit`, which is only recommended if cold start performance is
problematic.
cache `"git_tags"`::
+
If branch or reference level READ access controls are used, this
cache tracks which tags are reachable from the branch tips of a
repository. Gerrit uses this information to determine the set
of tags that a client may access, derived from which tags are
part of the history of a visible branch.
+
The cache is persisted to disk across server restarts as it can
be expensive to compute (60 or more seconds for a large history
like the Linux kernel repository).
cache `"groups"`::
+
Caches the basic group information of internal groups by group ID,
including the group owner, name, and description.
+
For this cache it is important to configure a size that is larger than
the number of internal Gerrit groups, otherwise general Gerrit
performance may be poor. This is why by default this cache is
unlimited.
+
External group membership obtained from LDAP is cached under
`"ldap_groups"`.
cache `"groups_byname"`::
+
Caches the basic group information of internal groups by group name,
including the group owner, name, and description.
+
For this cache it is important to configure a size that is larger than
the number of internal Gerrit groups, otherwise general Gerrit
performance may be poor. This is why by default this cache is
unlimited.
+
External group membership obtained from LDAP is cached under
`"ldap_groups"`.
cache `"groups_byuuid"`::
+
Caches the basic group information of internal groups by group UUID,
including the group owner, name, and description.
+
For this cache it is important to configure a size that is larger than
the number of internal Gerrit groups, otherwise general Gerrit
performance may be poor. This is why by default this cache is
unlimited.
+
External group membership obtained from LDAP is cached under
`"ldap_groups"`.
cache `"groups_bymember"`::
+
Caches the groups which contain a specific member (account). If direct
updates are made to the `account_group_members` table, this cache should
be flushed.
cache `"groups_bysubgroups"`::
+
Caches the parent groups of a subgroup. If direct updates are made
to the `account_group_includes` table, this cache should be flushed.
cache `"ldap_groups"`::
+
Caches the LDAP groups that a user belongs to, if LDAP has been
configured on this server. This cache should be configured with a
low maxAge setting, to ensure LDAP modifications are picked up in
a timely fashion.
cache `"ldap_groups_byinclude"`::
+
Caches the hierarchical structure of LDAP groups.
cache `"ldap_usernames"`::
+
Caches a mapping of LDAP username to Gerrit account identity. The
cache automatically updates when a user first creates their account
within Gerrit, so the cache expire time is largely irrelevant.
cache `"permission_sort"`::
+
Caches the order in which access control sections must be applied to a
reference. Sorting the sections can be expensive when regular
expressions are used, so this cache remembers the ordering for
each branch.
cache `"plugin_resources"`::
+
Caches formatted plugin resources, such as plugin documentation that
has been converted from Markdown to HTML. The memoryLimit refers to
the bytes of memory dedicated to storing the documentation.
cache `"projects"`::
+
Caches the project description records, from the `projects` table
in the database. If a project record is updated or deleted, this
cache should be flushed. Newly inserted projects do not require
a cache flush, as they will be read upon first reference.
cache `"prolog_rules"`::
+
Caches parsed `rules.pl` contents for each project. This cache uses the same
size as the `projects` cache, and cannot be configured independently.
cache `"sshkeys"`::
+
Caches unpacked versions of user SSH keys, so the internal SSH daemon
can match against them during authentication. The unit of storage
is per-user, so 1024 items translates to 1024 unique user accounts.
As each individual user account may configure multiple SSH keys,
the total number of keys may be larger than the item count.
cache `"web_sessions"`::
+
Tracks the live user sessions coming in over HTTP. Flushing this
cache would cause all users to be signed out immediately, forcing
them to sign-in again. To avoid breaking active users, this cache
is not flushed automatically by `gerrit flush-caches --all`, but
instead must be explicitly requested.
+
If no disk cache is configured (or `cache.web_sessions.diskLimit`
is set to 0) a server restart will force all users to sign-out,
and need to sign-in again after the restart, as the cache was
unable to persist the session information. Enabling a disk cache
is strongly recommended.
+
Session storage is relatively inexpensive. The average entry in
this cache is approximately 346 bytes.
See also link:cmd-flush-caches.html[gerrit flush-caches].
==== [[cache_options]]Cache Options
[[cache.diff.timeout]]cache.diff.timeout::
+
Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for diff data before giving up and
falling back on a simpler diff algorithm that will not be able to break down
modified regions into smaller ones. This is a work around for an infinite loop
bug in the default difference algorithm implementation.
+
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
+
* ms, milliseconds
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
+
--
If a unit suffix is not specified, `milliseconds` is assumed.
Default is 5 seconds.
--
[[cache.diff_intraline.timeout]]cache.diff_intraline.timeout::
+
Maximum number of milliseconds to wait for intraline difference data
before giving up and disabling it for a particular file pair. This is
a work around for an infinite loop bug in the intraline difference
implementation.
+
If computation takes longer than the timeout, the worker thread is
terminated, an error message is shown, and no intraline difference is
displayed for the file pair.
+
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
+
* ms, milliseconds
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
+
--
If a unit suffix is not specified, `milliseconds` is assumed.
Default is 5 seconds.
--
[[cache.diff_intraline.enabled]]cache.diff_intraline.enabled::
+
Boolean to enable or disable the computation of intraline differences
when populating a diff cache entry. This flag is provided primarily
as a backdoor to disable the intraline difference feature if
necessary. To maintain backwards compatibility with prior versions,
this setting will fallback to `cache.diff.intraline` if not set in the
configuration.
+
Default is true, enabled.
[[cache.projects.checkFrequency]]cache.projects.checkFrequency::
+
How often project configuration should be checked for update from Git.
Gerrit Code Review caches project access rules and configuration in
memory, checking the refs/meta/config branch every checkFrequency
minutes to see if a new revision should be loaded and used for future
access. Values can be specified using standard time unit abbreviations
('ms', 'sec', 'min', etc.).
+
If set to 0, checks occur every time, which may slow down operations.
If set to 'disabled' or 'off', no check will ever be done.
Administrators may force the cache to flush with
link:cmd-flush-caches.html[gerrit flush-caches].
+
Default is 5 minutes.
[[cache.projects.loadOnStartup]]cache.projects.loadOnStartup::
+
If the project cache should be loaded during server startup.
+
The cache is loaded concurrently. Admins should ensure that the cache
size set under <<cache.name.memoryLimit,cache.projects.memoryLimit>>
is not smaller than the number of repos.
+
Default is false, disabled.
[[cache.projects.loadThreads]]cache.projects.loadThreads::
+
Only relevant if <<cache.projects.loadOnStartup,cache.projects.loadOnStartup>>
is true.
+
The number of threads to allocate for loading the cache at startup. These
threads will die out after the cache is loaded.
+
Default is the number of CPUs.
[[capability]]
=== Section capability
[[capability.administrateServer]]capability.administrateServer::
+
Names of groups of users that are allowed to exercise the
`administrateServer` capability, in addition to those listed in
All-Projects. Configuring this option can be a useful fail-safe
to recover a server in the event an administrator removed all
groups from the `administrateServer` capability, or to ensure that
specific groups always have administration capabilities.
+
----
[capability]
administrateServer = group Fail Safe Admins
----
+
The configuration file uses group names, not UUIDs. If a group is
renamed the gerrit.config file must be updated to reflect the new
name. If a group cannot be found for the configured name a warning
is logged and the server will continue normal startup.
+
If not specified (default), only the groups listed by All-Projects
may use the `administrateServer` capability.
[[capability.makeFirstUserAdmin]]capability.makeFirstUserAdmin::
+
Whether the first user that logs in to the Gerrit server should
automatically be added to the administrator group and hence get the
`administrateServer` capability assigned. This is useful to bootstrap
the authentication database.
+
Default is true.
[[change]]
=== Section change
[[change.largeChange]]change.largeChange::
+
Number of changed lines from which on a change is considered as a large
change. The number of changed lines of a change is the sum of the lines
that were inserted and deleted in the change.
+
The specified value is used to visualize the change sizes in the Web UI
in change tables and user dashboards.
+
By default 500.
[[change.updateDelay]]change.updateDelay::
+
How often in seconds the web interface should poll for updates to the
currently open change. The poller relies on the client's browser
cache to use If-Modified-Since and respect `304 Not Modified` HTTP
responses. This allows for fast polls, often under 8 milliseconds.
+
With a configured 30 second delay a server with 4900 active users will
typically need to dedicate 1 CPU to the update check. 4900 users
divided by an average delay of 30 seconds is 163 requests arriving per
second. If requests are served at \~6 ms response time, 1 CPU is
necessary to keep up with the update request traffic. On a smaller
user base of 500 active users, the default 30 second delay is only 17
requests per second and requires ~10% CPU.
+
If 0 the update polling is disabled.
+
Default is 5 minutes.
[[change.allowBlame]]change.allowBlame::
+
Allow blame on side by side diff. If set to false, blame cannot be used.
+
Default is true.
[[change.api.allowedIdentifier]]change.api.allowedIdentifier::
+
Change identifier(s) that are allowed on the API. See
link:rest-api-changes.html#change-id[Change Id] for more information.
+
Possible values are `ALL`, `TRIPLET`, `NUMERIC_ID`, `I_HASH`, and
`COMMIT_HASH` or any combination of those as a string list.
`PROJECT_NUMERIC_ID` is always allowed and doesn't need to be listed
explicitly.
+
Default is `ALL`.
[[change.allowDrafts]]change.allowDrafts::
+
Legacy support for drafts workflow. If set to true, pushing a new change
with draft option will create a private change. Pushing with draft option
to an existing change will create change edit.
+
Enabling this option allows to push to the `refs/drafts/branch`. When
disabled any push to `refs/drafts/branch` will be rejected.
+
Default is false.
[[change.cacheAutomerge]]change.cacheAutomerge::
+
When reviewing diff commits, the left-hand side shows the output of the
result of JGit's automatic merge algorithm. This option controls whether
this output is cached in the change repository, or if only the diff is
cached in the persistent `diff` cache.
+
If true, automerge results are stored in the repository under
`refs/cache-automerge/*`; the results of diffing the change against its
automerge base are stored in the diff cache. If false, no extra data is
stored in the repository, only the diff cache. This can result in slight
performance improvements by reducing the number of refs in the repo.
+
Default is true.
[[change.showAssigneeInChangesTable]]change.showAssigneeInChangesTable::
+
Show assignee field in changes table. If set to false, assignees will
not be visible in changes table.
+
Default is false.
[[change.submitLabel]]change.submitLabel::
+
Label name for the submit button.
+
Default is "Submit".
[[change.submitLabelWithParents]]change.submitLabelWithParents::
+
Label name for the submit button if the change has parents which will
be submitted together with this change.
+
Default is "Submit including parents".
[[change.submitTooltip]]change.submitTooltip::
+
Tooltip for the submit button. Variables available for replacement
include `${patchSet}` for the current patch set number (1, 2, 3),
`${branch}` for the branch name ("master") and `${commit}` for the
abbreviated commit SHA-1 (`c9c0edb`).
+
Default is "Submit patch set ${patchSet} into ${branch}".
[[change.submitTooltipAncestors]]change.submitTooltipAncestors::
+
Tooltip for the submit button if there are ancestors which would
also be submitted by submitting the change. Additionally to the variables
as in link:#change.submitTooltip[change.submitTooltip], there is the
variable `${submitSize}` indicating the number of changes which are
submitted.
+
Default is "Submit all ${topicSize} changes of the same topic (${submitSize}
changes including ancestors and other changes related by topic)".
[[change.submitWholeTopic]]change.submitWholeTopic::
+
Determines if the submit button submits the whole topic instead of
just the current change.
+
Default is false.
[[change.submitTopicLabel]]change.submitTopicLabel::
+
If `change.submitWholeTopic` is set and a change has a topic,
the label name for the submit button is given here instead of
the configuration `change.submitLabel`.
+
Defaults to "Submit whole topic"
[[change.submitTopicTooltip]]change.submitTopicTooltip::
+
If `change.submitWholeTopic` is configured to true and a change has a
topic, this configuration determines the tooltip for the submit button
instead of `change.submitTooltip`. The variable `${topicSize}` is available
for the number of changes in the same topic to be submitted. The number of
all changes to be submitted is in the variable `${submitSize}`.
+
Defaults to "Submit all ${topicSize} changes of the same topic
(${submitSize} changes including ancestors and other
changes related by topic)".
[[change.replyLabel]]change.replyLabel::
+
Label name for the reply button. In the user interface an ellipsis (…)
is appended.
+
Default is "Reply". In the user interface it becomes "Reply…".
[[change.replyTooltip]]change.replyTooltip::
+
Tooltip for the reply button. In the user interface a note about the
keyboard shortcut is appended.
+
Default is "Reply and score". In the user interface it becomes "Reply
and score (Shortcut: a)".
[[change.robotCommentSizeLimit]]change.robotCommentSizeLimit::
+
Maximum allowed size of a robot comment that will be accepted. Robot comments
which exceed the indicated size will be rejected on addition. The specified
value is interpreted as the maximum size in bytes of the JSON representation of
the robot comment. Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
Zero or negative values allow robot comments of unlimited size.
+
The default limit is 1024kB.
[[change.strictLabels]]change.strictLabels::
+
Reject invalid label votes: invalid labels or invalid values. This
configuration option is provided for backwards compaitbility and may
be removed in future gerrit versions.
+
Default is false.
[[change.disablePrivateChanges]]change.disablePrivateChanges::
+
If set to true, users are not allowed to create private changes.
+
The default is false.
[[changeCleanup]]
=== Section changeCleanup
This section allows to configure change cleanups and schedules them to
run periodically.
[[changeCleanup.abandonAfter]]changeCleanup.abandonAfter::
+
Period of inactivity after which open changes should be abandoned
automatically.
+
By default `0`, never abandon open changes.
+
[WARNING] Auto-Abandoning changes may confuse/annoy users. When
enabling this, make sure to choose a reasonably large grace period and
inform users in advance.
+
The following suffixes are supported to define the time unit:
+
* `d, day, days`
* `w, week, weeks` (`1 week` is treated as `7 days`)
* `mon, month, months` (`1 month` is treated as `30 days`)
* `y, year, years` (`1 year` is treated as `365 days`)
[[changeCleanup.abandonIfMergeable]]changeCleanup.abandonIfMergeable::
+
Whether changes which are mergeable should be auto-abandoned.
+
By default `true`.
[[changeCleanup.abandonMessage]]changeCleanup.abandonMessage::
+
Change message that should be posted when a change is abandoned.
+
'${URL}' can be used as a placeholder for the Gerrit web URL.
+
By default "Auto-Abandoned due to inactivity, see
${URL}Documentation/user-change-cleanup.html#auto-abandon\n\n
If this change is still wanted it should be restored.".
[[changeCleanup.startTime]]changeCleanup.startTime::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-startTime[start time] for running
change cleanups.
[[changeCleanup.interval]]changeCleanup.interval::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-interval[interval] for running
change cleanups.
link:#schedule-configuration-examples[Schedule examples] can be found
in the link:#schedule-configuration[Schedule Configuration] section.
[[commentlink]]
=== Section commentlink
Comment links are find/replace strings applied to change descriptions,
patch comments, in-line code comments and approval category value descriptions
to turn set strings into hyperlinks. One common use is for linking to
bug-tracking systems.
In the following example configuration the 'changeid' comment link
will match typical Gerrit Change-Id values and create a hyperlink
to changes which reference it. The second configuration 'bugzilla'
will hyperlink terms such as 'bug 42' to an external bug tracker,
supplying the argument record number '42' for display. The third
configuration 'tracker' uses raw HTML to more precisely control
how the replacement is displayed to the user.
commentlinks supports link:#reloadConfig[configuration reloads]. Though a
link:cmd-flush-caches.html[flush-caches] of "projects" is needed for the
commentlinks to be immediately available in the UI.
----
[commentlink "changeid"]
match = (I[0-9a-f]{8,40})
link = "#/q/$1"
[commentlink "bugzilla"]
match = "(bug\\s+#?)(\\d+)"
link = http://bugs.example.com/show_bug.cgi?id=$2
[commentlink "tracker"]
match = ([Bb]ug:\\s+)(\\d+)
html = $1<a href=\"http://trak.example.com/$2\">$2</a>
----
Comment links can also be specified in `project.config` and sections in
children override those in parents. The only restriction is that to
avoid injecting arbitrary user-supplied HTML in the page, comment links
defined in `project.config` may only supply `link`, not `html`.
[[commentlink.name.match]]commentlink.<name>.match::
+
A JavaScript regular expression to match positions to be replaced
with a hyperlink. Subexpressions of the matched string can be
stored using groups and accessed with `$'n'` syntax, where 'n'
is the group number, starting from 1.
+
The configuration file parser eats one level of backslashes, so the
character class `\s` requires `\\s` in the configuration file. The
parser also terminates the line at the first `#`, so a match
expression containing # must be wrapped in double quotes.
+
To match case insensitive strings, a character class with both the
upper and lower case character for each position must be used. For
example, to match the string `bug` in a case insensitive way the match
pattern `[bB][uU][gG]` needs to be used.
+
The commentlink.name.match regular expressions are applied to the raw,
unformatted and unescaped text form. Regex matching against HTML is not
supported. Comment link patterns that are written in this style should
be updated to match text formats.
+
A common pattern to match is `bug\\s+(\\d+)`.
[[commentlink.name.link]]commentlink.<name>.link::
+
The URL to direct the user to whenever the regular expression is
matched. Groups in the match expression may be accessed as `$'n'`.
+
The link property is used only when the html property is not present.
[[commentlink.name.html]]commentlink.<name>.html::
+
HTML to replace the entire matched string with. If present,
this property overrides the link property above. Groups in the
match expression may be accessed as `$'n'`.
+
The configuration file eats double quotes, so escaping them as
`\"` is necessary to protect them from the parser.
[[commentlink.name.enabled]]commentlink.<name>.enabled::
+
Whether the comment link is enabled. A child project may override a
section in a parent or the site-wide config that is disabled by
specifying `enabled = true`.
+
Disabling sections in `gerrit.config` can be used by site administrators
to create a library of comment links with `html` set that are not
user-supplied and thus can be verified to be XSS-free, but are only
enabled for a subset of projects.
+
By default, true.
+
Note that the names and contents of disabled sections are visible even
to anonymous users via the
link:rest-api-projects.html#get-config[REST API].
[[container]]
=== Section container
These settings are applied only if Gerrit is started as the container
process through Gerrit's 'gerrit.sh' rc.d compatible wrapper script.
[[container.heapLimit]]container.heapLimit::
+
Maximum heap size of the Java process running Gerrit, in bytes.
This property is translated into the '-Xmx' flag for the JVM.
+
Default is platform and JVM specific.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[container.javaHome]]container.javaHome::
+
Path of the JRE/JDK installation to run Gerrit with. If not set, the
Gerrit startup script will attempt to search your system and guess
a suitable JRE. Overrides the environment variable 'JAVA_HOME'.
[[container.javaOptions]]container.javaOptions::
+
Additional options to pass along to the Java runtime. If multiple
values are configured, they are passed in order on the command line,
separated by spaces. These options are appended onto 'JAVA_OPTIONS'.
For example, it is possible to overwrite Gerrit's default log4j
configuration:
----
javaOptions = -Dlog4j.configuration=file:///home/gerrit/site/etc/log4j.properties
----
[[container.daemonOpt]]container.daemonOpt::
+
Additional options to pass to the daemon (e.g. '--enable-httpd'). If
multiple values are configured, they are passed in that order to the command
line, separated by spaces.
+
Execute `java -jar gerrit.war daemon --help` to see all possible
options.
[[container.slave]]container.slave::
+
Used on Gerrit slave installations. If set to true the Gerrit JVM is
called with the '--slave' switch, enabling slave mode. If no value is
set (or any other value), Gerrit defaults to master mode.
[[container.startupTimeout]]container.startupTimeout::
+
The maximum time (in seconds) to wait for a gerrit.sh start command
to run a new Gerrit daemon successfully. If not set, defaults to
90 seconds.
[[container.user]]container.user::
+
Login name (or UID) of the operating system user the Gerrit JVM
will execute as. If not set, defaults to the user who launched
the 'gerrit.sh' wrapper script.
[[container.war]]container.war::
+
Path of the JAR file to start daemon execution with. This should
be the path of the local 'gerrit.war' archive. Overrides the
environment variable 'GERRIT_WAR'.
+
If not set, defaults to '$site_path/bin/gerrit.war', or to
'$HOME/gerrit.war'.
[[core]]
=== Section core
[[core.packedGitWindowSize]]core.packedGitWindowSize::
+
Number of bytes of a pack file to load into memory in a single
read operation. This is the "page size" of the JGit buffer cache,
used for all pack access operations. All disk IO occurs as single
window reads. Setting this too large may cause the process to load
more data than is required; setting this too small may increase
the frequency of `read()` system calls.
+
Default on JGit is 8 KiB on all platforms.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[core.packedGitLimit]]core.packedGitLimit::
+
Maximum number of bytes to load and cache in memory from pack files.
If JGit needs to access more than this many bytes it will unload less
frequently used windows to reclaim memory space within the process.
As this buffer must be shared with the rest of the JVM heap, it
should be a fraction of the total memory available.
+
Default on JGit is 10 MiB on all platforms.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[core.deltaBaseCaseLimit]]core.deltaBaseCacheLimit::
+
Maximum number of bytes to reserve for caching base objects
that multiple deltafied objects reference. By storing the entire
decompressed base object in a cache Git is able to avoid unpacking
and decompressing frequently used base objects multiple times.
+
Default on JGit is 10 MiB on all platforms. You probably do not
need to adjust this value.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[core.packedGitOpenFiles]]core.packedGitOpenFiles::
+
Maximum number of pack files to have open at once. A pack file
must be opened in order for any of its data to be available in
a cached window.
+
If you increase this to a larger setting you may need to also adjust
the ulimit on file descriptors for the host JVM, as Gerrit needs
additional file descriptors available for network sockets and other
repository data manipulation.
+
Default on JGit is 128 file descriptors on all platforms.
[[core.streamFileThreshold]]core.streamFileThreshold::
+
Largest object size, in bytes, that JGit will allocate as a
contiguous byte array. Any file revision larger than this threshold
will have to be streamed, typically requiring the use of temporary
files under '$GIT_DIR/objects' to implement pseudo-random access
during delta decompression.
+
Servers with very high traffic should set this to be larger than
the size of their common big files. For example a server managing
the Android platform typically has to deal with ~10-12 MiB XML
files, so `15 m` would be a reasonable setting in that environment.
Setting this too high may cause the JVM to run out of heap space
when handling very big binary files, such as device firmware or
CD-ROM ISO images.
+
Defaults to 25% of the available JVM heap, limited to 2048m.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[core.packedGitMmap]]core.packedGitMmap::
+
When true, JGit will use `mmap()` rather than `malloc()+read()`
to load data from pack files. The use of mmap can be problematic
on some JVMs as the garbage collector must deduce that a memory
mapped segment is no longer in use before a call to `munmap()`
can be made by the JVM native code.
+
In server applications (such as Gerrit) that need to access many
pack files, setting this to true risks artificially running out
of virtual address space, as the garbage collector cannot reclaim
unused mapped spaces fast enough.
+
Default on JGit is false. Although potentially slower, it yields
much more predictable behavior.
[[core.asyncLoggingBufferSize]]core.asyncLoggingBufferSize::
+
Size of the buffer to store logging events for asynchronous logging.
Putting a larger value can protect threads from stalling when the
AsyncAppender threads are not fast enough to consume the logging events
from the buffer. It also protects from losing log entries in this case.
+
Default is 64 entries.
[[core.useRecursiveMerge]]core.useRecursiveMerge::
+
Use JGit's recursive merger for three-way merges. This only affects
projects that allow content merges.
+
As explained in this
link:http://codicesoftware.blogspot.com/2011/09/merge-recursive-strategy.html[
blog], the recursive merge produces better results if the two commits
that are merged have more than one common predecessor.
+
Default is true.
[[core.repositoryCacheCleanupDelay]]core.repositoryCacheCleanupDelay::
+
Delay between each periodic cleanup of expired repositories.
+
Values can be specified using standard time unit abbreviations (`ms`, `sec`,
`min`, etc.).
+
Set it to 0 in order to switch off cache expiration. If cache expiration is
switched off, the JVM can still evict cache entries when it is running low
on available heap memory.
+
Set it to -1 to automatically derive cleanup delay from
`core.repositoryCacheExpireAfter` (lowest value between 1/10 of
`core.repositoryCacheExpireAfter` and 10 minutes).
+
Default is -1.
[[core.repositoryCacheExpireAfter]]core.repositoryCacheExpireAfter::
+
Time an unused repository should expire and be evicted from the repository
cache.
+
Values can be specified using standard time unit abbreviations (`ms`, `sec`,
`min`, etc.).
+
Default is 1 hour.
[[database]]
=== Section database
The database section configures ReviewDb, where Gerrit stores its metadata
records about account groups and change reviews. Starting from 2.15, accounts
are always stored in NoteDb and, optionally, changes too. See the
link:note-db.html[NoteDb documentation] for more information.
Note that user file reviewed flags are stored in a separate database. See the
<<accountPatchReviewDb,accountPatchReviewDb>> section for more information.
----
[database]
type = POSTGRESQL
hostname = localhost
database = reviewdb
username = gerrit
password = s3kr3t
----
[[database.type]]database.type::
+
Type of database server to connect to. If set this value will be
used to automatically create correct database.driver and database.url
values to open the connection.
+
* `DB2`
+
Connect to a DB2 database server.
+
* `DERBY`
+
Connect to an Apache Derby database server.
+
* `H2`
+
Connect to a local embedded H2 database.
+
* `JDBC`
+
Connect using a JDBC driver class name and URL.
+
* `MAXDB`
+
Connect to an SAP MaxDB database server.
+
* `MYSQL`
+
Connect to a MySQL database server.
+
* `MARIADB`
+
Connect to a MariaDB database server.
+
* `ORACLE`
+
Connect to an Oracle database server.
+
* `POSTGRESQL`
+
Connect to a PostgreSQL database server.
+
If not specified, database.driver and database.url are used as-is,
and if they are also not specified, defaults to H2.
[[database.hostname]]database.hostname::
+
Hostname of the database server. Defaults to 'localhost'.
[[database.port]]database.port::
+
Port number of the database server. Defaults to the default port
of the server named by database.type.
[[database.database]]database.database::
+
For POSTGRESQL or MYSQL, the name of the database on the server.
+
For H2, this is the path to the database, and if not absolute is
relative to `'$site_path'`.
[[database.username]]database.username::
+
Username to connect to the database server as.
[[database.password]]database.password::
+
Password to authenticate to the database server with.
[[database.driver]]database.driver::
+
Name of the JDBC driver class to connect to the database with.
Setting this usually isn't necessary as it can be derived from
database.type or database.url for any supported database.
[[database.url]]database.url::
+
'jdbc:' URL for the database. Setting this variable usually
isn't necessary as it can be constructed from the all of the
above properties.
[[database.connectionPool]]database.connectionPool::
+
If true, use connection pooling for database connections. Otherwise, a
new database connection is opened for each request.
+
Default is false for MySQL, and true for other database backends.
[[database.poolLimit]]database.poolLimit::
+
Maximum number of open database connections. If the server needs
more than this number, request processing threads will wait up
to <<database.poolMaxWait, poolMaxWait>> seconds for a
connection to be released before they abort with an exception.
This limit must be several units higher than the total number of
httpd and sshd threads as some request processing code paths may
need multiple connections.
+
Default is <<sshd.threads, sshd.threads>>
+ <<httpd.maxThreads, httpd.maxThreads>> + 2.
+
This setting only applies if
<<database.connectionPool,database.connectionPool>> is true.
[[database.poolMinIdle]]database.poolMinIdle::
+
Minimum number of connections to keep idle in the pool.
Default is 4.
+
This setting only applies if
<<database.connectionPool,database.connectionPool>> is true.
[[database.poolMaxIdle]]database.poolMaxIdle::
+
Maximum number of connections to keep idle in the pool. If there
are more idle connections, connections will be closed instead of
being returned back to the pool.
Default is min(<<database.poolLimit, database.poolLimit>>, 16).
+
This setting only applies if
<<database.connectionPool,database.connectionPool>> is true.
[[database.poolMaxWait]]database.poolMaxWait::
+
Maximum amount of time a request processing thread will wait to
acquire a database connection from the pool. If no connection is
released within this time period, the processing thread will abort
its current operations and return an error to the client.
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
+
* ms, milliseconds
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
+
--
If a unit suffix is not specified, `milliseconds` is assumed.
Default is `30 seconds`.
This setting only applies if
<<database.connectionPool,database.connectionPool>> is true.
--
[[database.dataSourceInterceptorClass]]database.dataSourceInterceptorClass::
Class that implements DataSourceInterceptor interface to monitor SQL activity.
This class must have default constructor and be available on Gerrit's bootstrap
classpath, e. g. in `$gerrit_site/lib` directory. Example implementation of
SQL monitoring can be found in javamelody-plugin.
[[database.h2]]database.h2::
+
The settings in this section are used for the reviewdb if the
<<database.type,database.type>> is H2.
+
Additionally gerrit uses H2 for storing reviewed flags on changes.
[[database.h2.cacheSize]]database.h2.cacheSize::
+
The size of the H2 internal database cache, in bytes. The H2 internal cache for
persistent H2-backed caches is controlled by
<<cache.h2CacheSize,cache.h2CacheSize>>.
+
H2 uses memory to cache its database content. The parameter `cacheSize`
allows to limit the memory used by H2 and thus prevent out-of-memory
caused by the H2 database using too much memory.
+
Technically the H2 cache size is configured using the CACHE_SIZE parameter in
the H2 JDBC connection URL, as described
link:http://www.h2database.com/html/features.html#cache_settings[here]
+
Default is unset, using up to half of the available memory.
+
H2 will persist this value in the database, so to unset explicitly specify 0.
+
Common unit suffixes of 'k', 'm', or 'g' are supported.
[[database.h2.autoServer]]database.h2.autoServer::
+
If `true` enable the automatic mixed mode
(see link:http://www.h2database.com/html/features.html#auto_mixed_mode[Automatic Mixed Mode]).
This enables concurrent access to the embedded H2 database from command line
utils (e.g. MigrateToNoteDb).
+
Default is `false`.
[[download]]
=== Section download
----
[download]
command = checkout
command = cherry_pick
command = pull
command = format_patch
scheme = ssh
scheme = http
scheme = anon_http
scheme = anon_git
scheme = repo_download
----
The download section configures the allowed download methods.
[[download.command]]download.command::
+
Commands that should be offered to download changes.
+
Multiple commands are supported:
+
* `checkout`
+
Command to fetch and checkout the patch set.
+
* `cherry_pick`
+
Command to fetch the patch set and to cherry-pick it onto the current
commit.
+
* `pull`
+
Command to pull the patch set.
+
* `format_patch`
+
Command to fetch the patch set and to feed it into the `format-patch`
command.
+
If `download.command` is not specified, all download commands are
offered.
[[download.scheme]]download.scheme::
+
Schemes that should be used to download changes.
+
Multiple schemes are supported:
+
* `http`
+
Authenticated HTTP download is allowed.
+
* `ssh`
+
Authenticated SSH download is allowed.
+
* `anon_http`
+
Anonymous HTTP download is allowed.
+
* `anon_git`
+
Anonymous Git download is allowed. This is not default, it is also
necessary to set <<gerrit.canonicalGitUrl,gerrit.canonicalGitUrl>>
variable.
+
* `repo_download`
+
Gerrit advertises patch set downloads with the `repo download`
command, assuming that all projects managed by this instance are
generally worked on with the repo multi-repository tool. This is
not default, as not all instances will deploy repo.
+
If `download.scheme` is not specified, SSH, HTTP and Anonymous HTTP
downloads are allowed.
[[download.checkForHiddenChangeRefs]]download.checkForHiddenChangeRefs::
+
Whether the download commands should be adapted when the change refs
are hidden.
+
Git has a configuration option to hide refs from the initial
advertisement (`uploadpack.hideRefs`). This option can be used to hide
the change refs from the client. As consequence fetching changes by
change ref does not work anymore. However by setting
`uploadpack.allowTipSha1InWant` to `true` fetching changes by commit ID
is possible. If `download.checkForHiddenChangeRefs` is set to `true`
the git download commands use the commit ID instead of the change ref
when a project is configured like this.
+
Example git configuration on a project:
+
----
[uploadpack]
hideRefs = refs/changes/
hideRefs = refs/cache-automerge/
allowTipSha1InWant = true
----
+
By default `false`.
[[download.archive]]download.archive::
+
Specifies which archive formats, if any, should be offered on the change
screen and supported for `git-upload-archive` operation:
+
----
[download]
archive = tar
archive = tbz2
archive = tgz
archive = txz
archive = zip
----
If `download.archive` is not specified defaults to all archive
commands. Set to `off` or empty string to disable.
Zip is not supported because it may be interpreted by a Java plugin as a
valid JAR file, whose code would have access to cookies on the domain.
For this reason `zip` format is always excluded from formats offered
through the `Download` drop down or accessible in the REST API.
[[download.maxBundleSize]]download.maxBundleSize::
+
Specifies the maximum size of a bundle in bytes that can be downloaded.
As bundles are kept in memory this setting is to protect the server
from a single request consuming too much heap when generating
a bundle and thereby impacting other users.
+
Defaults to 100MB.
[[gc]]
=== Section gc
This section allows to configure the git garbage collection and schedules it
to run periodically. It will be triggered and executed sequentially for all
projects.
[[gc.aggressive]]gc.aggressive::
+
Determines if scheduled garbage collections and garbage collections triggered
through Web-UI should run in aggressive mode or not. Aggressive garbage
collections are more expensive but may lead to significantly smaller
repositories.
+
Valid values are "true" and "false," default is "false".
[[gc.startTime]]gc.startTime::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-startTime[start time] for running the
git garbage collection.
[[gc.interval]]gc.interval::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-interval[interval] for running the
git garbage collection.
link:#schedule-configuration-examples[Schedule examples] can be found
in the link:#schedule-configuration[Schedule Configuration] section.
[[gerrit]]
=== Section gerrit
[[gerrit.basePath]]gerrit.basePath::
+
Local filesystem directory holding all Git repositories that
Gerrit knows about and can process changes for. A project
entity in Gerrit maps to a local Git repository by creating
the path string `"${basePath}/${project_name}.git"`.
+
If relative, the path is resolved relative to `'$site_path'`.
[[gerrit.allProjects]]gerrit.allProjects::
+
Name of the permissions-only project defining global server
access controls and settings. These are inherited into every
other project managed by the running server. The name is
relative to `gerrit.basePath`.
+
Defaults to `All-Projects` if not set.
[[gerrit.allUsers]]gerrit.allUsers::
+
Name of the project in which meta data of all users is stored.
The name is relative to `gerrit.basePath`.
+
Defaults to `All-Users` if not set.
[[gerrit.canonicalWebUrl]]gerrit.canonicalWebUrl::
+
The default URL for Gerrit to be accessed through.
+
Typically this would be set to something like "http://review.example.com/"
or "http://example.com:8080/gerrit/" so Gerrit can output links that point
back to itself.
+
Setting this is highly recommended, as its necessary for the upload
code invoked by "git push" or "repo upload" to output hyperlinks
to the newly uploaded changes.
[[gerrit.canonicalGitUrl]]gerrit.canonicalGitUrl::
+
Optional base URL for repositories available over the anonymous git
protocol. For example, set this to `git://mirror.example.com/base/`
to have Gerrit display patch set download URLs in the UI. Gerrit
automatically appends the project name onto the end of the URL.
+
By default unset, as the git daemon must be configured externally
by the system administrator, and might not even be running on the
same host as Gerrit.
[[gerrit.docUrl]]gerrit.docUrl::
+
Optional base URL for documentation, under which one can find
"index.html", "rest-api.html", etc. Used as the base for the fixed set
of links in the "Documentation" tab. A slash is implicitly appended.
(For finer control over the top menu, consider writing a
link:dev-plugins.html#top-menu-extensions[plugin].)
+
If unset or empty, the documentation tab will only be shown if
`/Documentation/index.html` can be reached by the browser at app load
time.
[[gerrit.editGpgKeys]]gerrit.editGpgKeys::
+
If enabled and server-side signed push validation is also
link:#receive.enableSignedPush[enabled], enable the
link:rest-api-accounts.html#list-gpg-keys[REST API endpoints] and web UI
for editing GPG keys. If disabled, GPG keys can only be added by
administrators with direct git access to All-Users.
+
Defaults to true.
[[gerrit.installCommitMsgHookCommand]]gerrit.installCommitMsgHookCommand::
+
Optional command to install the `commit-msg` hook. Typically of the
form:
+
----
fetch-cmd some://url/to/commit-msg .git/hooks/commit-msg ; chmod +x .git/hooks/commit-msg
----
+
By default unset; falls back to using scp from the canonical SSH host,
or curl from the canonical HTTP URL for the server. Only necessary if a
proxy or other server/network configuration prevents clients from
fetching from the default location.
[[gerrit.gitHttpUrl]]gerrit.gitHttpUrl::
+
Optional base URL for repositories available over the HTTP
protocol. For example, set this to `http://mirror.example.com/base/`
to have Gerrit display URLs from this server, rather than itself.
+
By default unset, as the HTTP daemon must be configured externally
by the system administrator, and might not even be running on the
same host as Gerrit.
[[gerrit.installModule]]gerrit.installModule::
+
Repeatable list of class name of additional Guice modules to load at
Gerrit startup and init phases.
Classes are resolved using the primary Gerrit class loader, hence the
class needs to be either declared in Gerrit or an additional JAR
located under the `/lib` directory.
+
By default unset.
+
Example:
----
[gerrit]
installModule = com.googlesource.gerrit.libmodule.MyModule
installModule = com.example.abc.OurSpecialSauceModule
----
[[gerrit.reportBugUrl]]gerrit.reportBugUrl::
+
URL to direct users to when they need to report a bug.
+
By default unset, meaning no bug report URL will be displayed. Administrators
should set this to the URL of their issue tracker, if necessary.
[[gerrit.reportBugText]]gerrit.reportBugText::
+
Text to be displayed in the link to the bug report URL.
+
Only used when `gerrit.reportBugUrl` is set.
+
Defaults to "Report Bug".
[[gerrit.disableReverseDnsLookup]]gerrit.disableReverseDnsLookup::
+
Disables reverse DNS lookup during computing ref log entry for identified user.
+
Defaults to false.
[[gerrit.secureStoreClass]]gerrit.secureStoreClass::
+
Use the secure store implementation from a specified class.
+
If specified, must be the fully qualified class name of a class that implements
the `com.google.gerrit.server.securestore.SecureStore` interface, and the jar
file containing the class must be placed in the `$site_path/lib` folder.
+
If not specified, the default no-op implementation is used.
[[gerrit.canLoadInIFrame]]gerrit.canLoadInIFrame::
+
For security reasons Gerrit will always jump out of iframe.
Setting this option to true will prevent this behavior.
+
By default false.
[[gerrit.cdnPath]]gerrit.cdnPath::
+
Path prefix for PolyGerrit's static resources if using a CDN.
[[gerrit.faviconPath]]gerrit.faviconPath::
+
Path for PolyGerrit's favicon after link:#gerrit.canonicalWebUrl[default URL],
including icon name and extension (.ico should be used).
[[gerrit.instanceName]]gerrit.instanceName::
+
Short identifier for this Gerrit instance.
A good name should be short but precise enough so that users can identify the instance among others.
+
Defaults to the full hostname of the Gerrit server.
[[gerrit.serverId]]gerrit.serverId::
+
Used by NoteDb to, amongst other things, identify author identities from
per-server specific account IDs.
+
If this value is not set on startup it is automatically set to a random UUID.
+
[NOTE]
If this value doesn't match the serverId used when creating an already existing
NoteDb, Gerrit will not be able to use that instance of NoteDb. The serverId
used to create the NoteDb will show in the resulting exception message in case
the value differs.
[[gitweb]]
=== Section gitweb
Gerrit can forward requests to either an internally managed gitweb
(which allows Gerrit to enforce some access controls), or to an
externally managed gitweb (where the web server manages access).
See also link:config-gitweb.html[Gitweb Integration].
[[gitweb.cgi]]gitweb.cgi::
+
Path to the locally installed `gitweb.cgi` executable. This CGI will
be called by Gerrit Code Review when the URL `/gitweb` is accessed.
Project level access controls are enforced prior to calling the CGI.
+
Defaults to `/usr/lib/cgi-bin/gitweb.cgi` if `gitweb.url` is not set.
[[gitweb.url]]gitweb.url::
+
Optional URL of an affiliated gitweb service. Defines the
web location where a `gitweb.cgi` is installed to browse
`gerrit.basePath` and the repositories it contains.
+
Gerrit appends any necessary query arguments onto the end of this URL.
For example, `?p=$project.git;h=$commit`.
[[gitweb.type]]gitweb.type::
+
Optional type of affiliated gitweb service. This allows using
alternatives to gitweb, such as cgit.
+
Valid values are `gitweb`, `cgit`, `disabled` or `custom`.
+
If not set, or set to `disabled`, there is no gitweb hyperlinking
support.
[[gitweb.revision]]gitweb.revision::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at a specific commit when `gitweb.type` is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit
and `${commit}` for the SHA1 hash for the commit.
[[gitweb.project]]gitweb.project::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at a specific project when `gitweb.type` is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit.
[[gitweb.branch]]gitweb.branch::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at a specific branch when `gitweb.type` is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit
and `${branch}` for the name of the branch.
[[gitweb.tag]]gitweb.tag::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at a specific tag when `gitweb.type` is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit
and `${tag}` for the name of the tag.
[[gitweb.roottree]]gitweb.roottree::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at the contents of the root tree in a specific commit when `gitweb.type`
is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit
and `${commit}` for the SHA1 hash for the commit.
[[gitweb.file]]gitweb.file::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at the contents of a file in a specific commit when `gitweb.type` is
set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit,
`${file}` for the file name and `${commit}` for the SHA1 hash for
the commit.
[[gitweb.filehistory]]gitweb.filehistory::
+
Optional pattern to use for constructing the gitweb URL when pointing
at the history of a file in a specific branch when when `gitweb.type`
is set to `custom`.
+
Valid replacements are `${project}` for the project name in Gerrit,
`${file}` for the file name and `${branch}` for the name of the
branch.
[[gitweb.linkname]]gitweb.linkname::
+
Optional setting for modifying the link name presented to the user
in the Gerrit web-UI.
+
The default linkname for custom type is `gitweb`.
[[gitweb.pathSeparator]]gitweb.pathSeparator::
+
Optional character to substitute the standard path separator (slash) in
project names and branch names.
+
By default, Gerrit will use hexadecimal encoding for slashes in project and
branch names. Some web servers, such as Tomcat, reject this hexadecimal
encoding in the URL.
+
Some alternative gitweb services, such as link:http://gitblit.com[Gitblit],
allow using an alternative path separator character. In Gitblit, this can be
configured through the property link:http://gitblit.com/properties.html[web.forwardSlashCharacter].
In Gerrit, the alternative path separator can be configured correspondingly
using the property `gitweb.pathSeparator`.
+
Valid values are the characters `*`, `(` and `)`.
[[gitweb.urlEncode]]gitweb.urlEncode::
+
Whether or not Gerrit should encode the generated viewer URL.
+
Gerrit composes the viewer URL using information about the project, branch, file
or commit of the target object to be displayed. Typically viewers such as CGit
and gitweb do need those parts to be encoded, including the `/` in project's name,
for being correctly parsed.
However other viewers could instead require an unencoded URL (e.g. GitHub web
based viewer).
+
Valid values are `true` and `false`. The default is `true`.
[[groups]]
=== Section groups
[[groups.newGroupsVisibleToAll]]groups.newGroupsVisibleToAll::
+
Controls whether newly created groups should be by default visible to
all registered users.
+
By default, false.
[[groups.uuid.name]]groups.<uuid>.name::
+
Display name for group with the given UUID.
+
This option is only supported for system groups (scheme 'global').
+
E.g. this parameter can be used to configure another name for the
`Anonymous Users` group:
+
----
[groups "global:Anonymous-Users"]
name = All Users
----
+
When setting this parameter it should be verified that there is no
existing group with the same name (case-insensitive). Configuring an
ambiguous name makes Gerrit fail on startup. Once set Gerrit ensures
that it is not possible to create a group with this name. Gerrit also
keeps the default name reserved so that it cannot be used for new
groups either. This means there is no danger of ambiguous group names
when this parameter is removed and the system group uses the default
name again.
[[http]]
=== Section http
[[http.proxy]]http.proxy::
+
URL of the proxy server when making outgoing HTTP
connections for OpenID login transactions. Syntax
should be `http://`'hostname'`:`'port'.
[[http.proxyUsername]]http.proxyUsername::
+
Optional username to authenticate to the HTTP proxy with.
This property is honored only if the username does not
appear in the http.proxy property above.
[[http.proxyPassword]]http.proxyPassword::
+
Optional password to authenticate to the HTTP proxy with.
This property is honored only if the password does not
appear in the http.proxy property above.
[[http.addUserAsRequestAttribute]]http.addUserAsRequestAttribute::
+
If true, 'User' attribute will be added to the request attributes so it
can be accessed outside the request scope (will be set to username or id
if username not configured).
+
This attribute can be used by the servlet container to log user in the
http access log.
+
When running the embedded servlet container, this attribute is used to
print user in the httpd_log.
+
* `%{User}r`
+
Pattern to print user in Tomcat AccessLog.
+
Default value is true.
[[http.addUserAsResponseHeader]]http.addUserAsResponseHeader::
+
If true, the header 'User' will be added to the list of response headers so it
can be accessed from a reverse proxy for logging purposes.
+
Default value is false.
[[httpd]]
=== Section httpd
The httpd section configures the embedded servlet container.
[[httpd.listenUrl]]httpd.listenUrl::
+
Specifies the URLs the internal HTTP daemon should listen for
connections on. The special hostname '*' may be used to listen
on all local addresses. A context path may optionally be included,
placing Gerrit Code Review's web address within a subdirectory of
the server.
+
Multiple protocol schemes are supported:
+
* `http://`'hostname'`:`'port'
+
Plain-text HTTP protocol. If port is not supplied, defaults to 80,
the standard HTTP port.
+
* `https://`'hostname'`:`'port'
+
SSL encrypted HTTP protocol. If port is not supplied, defaults to
443, the standard HTTPS port.
+
Externally facing production sites are encouraged to use a reverse
proxy configuration and `proxy-https://` (below), rather than using
the embedded servlet container to implement the SSL processing.
The proxy server with SSL support is probably easier to configure,
provides more configuration options to control cipher usage, and
is likely using natively compiled encryption algorithms, resulting
in higher throughput.
+
* `proxy-http://`'hostname'`:`'port'
+
Plain-text HTTP relayed from a reverse proxy. If port is not
supplied, defaults to 8080.
+
Like http, but additional header parsing features are
enabled to honor X-Forwarded-For, X-Forwarded-Host and
X-Forwarded-Server. These headers are typically set by Apache's
link:http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/mod/mod_proxy.html#x-headers[mod_proxy].
+
* `proxy-https://`'hostname'`:`'port'
+
Plain text HTTP relayed from a reverse proxy that has already
handled the SSL encryption/decryption. If port is not supplied,
defaults to 8080.
+
Behaves exactly like proxy-http, but also sets the scheme to assume
'https://' is the proper URL back to the server.
+
--
If multiple values are supplied, the daemon will listen on all
of them.
By default, http://*:8080.
--
[[httpd.reuseAddress]]httpd.reuseAddress::
+
If true, permits the daemon to bind to the port even if the port
is already in use. If false, the daemon ensures the port is not
in use before starting. Busy sites may need to set this to true
to permit fast restarts.
+
By default, true.
[[httpd.gracefulStopTimeout]]httpd.gracefulStopTimeout::
+
Set a graceful stop time. If set, the daemon ensures that all incoming
calls are preserved for a maximum period of time, before starting
the graceful shutdown process. Sites behind a workload balancer such as
HAProxy would need this to be set for avoiding serving errors during
rolling restarts.
+
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
+
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
+
By default, 0 seconds (immediate shutdown).
[[httpd.inheritChannel]]httpd.inheritChannel::
+
If true, permits the daemon to inherit its server socket channel
from fd0/1(stdin/stdout). When set to true, the server can be socket
activated via systemd or xinetd.
+
By default, false.
[[httpd.requestHeaderSize]]httpd.requestHeaderSize::
+
Size, in bytes, of the buffer used to parse the HTTP headers of an
incoming HTTP request. The entire request headers, including any
cookies sent by the browser, must fit within this buffer, otherwise
the server aborts with the response '413 Request Entity Too Large'.
+
One buffer of this size is allocated per active connection.
Allocating a buffer that is too large wastes memory that cannot be
reclaimed, allocating a buffer that is too small may cause unexpected
errors caused by very long Referer URLs or large cookie values.
+
By default, 16384 (16 K), which is sufficient for most OpenID and
other web-based single-sign-on integrations.
[[httpd.sslCrl]]httpd.sslCrl::
+
Path of the certificate revocation list file in PEM format. This
crl file is optional, and available for CLIENT_SSL_CERT_LDAP
authentication.
+
To create and view a crl using openssl:
+
----
openssl ca -gencrl -out crl.pem
openssl crl -in crl.pem -text
----
+
If not absolute, the path is resolved relative to `$site_path`.
+
By default, `$site_path/etc/crl.pem`.
[[httpd.sslKeyStore]]httpd.sslKeyStore::
+
Path of the Java keystore containing the server's SSL certificate
and private key. This keystore is required for `https://` in URL.
+
To create a self-signed certificate for simple internal usage:
+
----
keytool -keystore keystore -alias jetty -genkey -keyalg RSA
chmod 600 keystore
----
+
If not absolute, the path is resolved relative to `$site_path`.
+
By default, `$site_path/etc/keystore`.
[[httpd.sslKeyPassword]]httpd.sslKeyPassword::
+
Password used to decrypt the private portion of the sslKeyStore.
Java keystores require a password, even if the administrator
doesn't want to enable one.
+
If set to the empty string the embedded server will prompt for the
password during startup.
+
By default, `gerrit`.
[[httpd.requestLog]]httpd.requestLog::
+
Enable (or disable) the `'$site_path'/logs/httpd_log` request log.
If enabled, an NCSA combined log format request log file is written
out by the internal HTTP daemon.
+
`log4j.appender` with the name `httpd_log` can be configured to overwrite
programmatic configuration.
+
By default, true if httpd.listenUrl uses http:// or https://,
and false if httpd.listenUrl uses proxy-http:// or proxy-https://.
[[httpd.acceptorThreads]]httpd.acceptorThreads::
+
Number of worker threads dedicated to accepting new incoming TCP
connections and allocating them connection-specific resources.
+
By default, 2, which should be suitable for most high-traffic sites.
[[httpd.minThreads]]httpd.minThreads::
+
Minimum number of spare threads to keep in the worker thread pool.
This number must be at least 1 larger than httpd.acceptorThreads
multiplied by the number of httpd.listenUrls configured.
+
By default, 5, suitable for most lower-volume traffic sites.
[[httpd.maxThreads]]httpd.maxThreads::
+
Maximum number of threads to permit in the worker thread pool.
+
By default 25, suitable for most lower-volume traffic sites.
+
[NOTE]
Unless SSH daemon is disabled, see <<sshd.listenAddress, sshd.listenAddress>>,
the max number of concurrent Git requests over HTTP and SSH together is
defined by the <<sshd.threads, sshd.threads>> and
<<sshd.batchThreads, sshd.batchThreads>>.
[[httpd.maxQueued]]httpd.maxQueued::
+
Maximum number of client connections which can enter the worker
thread pool waiting for a worker thread to become available.
0 sets the queue size to the Integer.MAX_VALUE.
+
By default 200.
[[httpd.maxWait]]httpd.maxWait::
+
Maximum amount of time a client will wait for an available
thread to handle a project clone, fetch or push request over the
smart HTTP transport.
+
Values should use common unit suffixes to express their setting:
+
* s, sec, second, seconds
* m, min, minute, minutes
* h, hr, hour, hours
* d, day, days
* w, week, weeks (`1 week` is treated as `7 days`)
* mon, month, months (`1 month` is treated as `30 days`)
* y, year, years (`1 year` is treated as `365 days`)
+
--
If a unit suffix is not specified, `minutes` is assumed. If 0
is supplied, the maximum age is infinite and connections will not
abort until the client disconnects.
By default, 5 minutes.
--
[[httpd.filterClass]]httpd.filterClass::
+
Class that implements the javax.servlet.Filter interface
for filtering any HTTP related traffic going through the Gerrit
HTTP protocol.
Class is loaded and configured in the Gerrit Jetty container
and run in front of all Gerrit URL handlers, allowing the filter
to inspect, modify, allow or reject each request.
It needs to be provided as JAR library
under $GERRIT_SITE/lib as it is resolved using the default Gerrit class
loader and cannot be dynamically loaded by a plugin.
+
Failing to load the Filter class would result in a Gerrit start-up
failure, as this class is supposed to provide mandatory filtering
in front of Gerrit HTTP protocol.
+
Typical usage is in conjunction with the `auth.type=HTTP` as replacement
of an Apache HTTP proxy layer as security enforcement on top of Gerrit
by returning a trusted username as HTTP Header.
+
Allow multiple values to install multiple servlet filters.
+
Example of using a security library secure.jar under $GERRIT_SITE/lib
that provides a org.anyorg.MySecureHeaderFilter Servlet Filter that enforces
a trusted username in the `TRUSTED_USER` HTTP Header and
org.anyorg.MySecureIPFilter that performs source IP security filtering:
----
[auth]
type = HTTP
httpHeader = TRUSTED_USER
[httpd]
filterClass = org.anyorg.MySecureHeaderFilter
filterClass = org.anyorg.MySecureIPFilter
----
[[httpd.idleTimeout]]httpd.idleTimeout::
+
Maximum idle time for a connection, which roughly translates to the
TCP socket `SO_TIMEOUT`.
+
This value is interpreted as the maximum time between some progress
being made on the connection. So if a single byte is read or written,
then the timeout is reset.
+
The max idle time is applied:
+
* When waiting for a new message to be received on a connection
* When waiting for a new message to be sent on a connection
+
By default, 30 seconds.
[[httpd.robotsFile]]httpd.robotsFile::
+
Location of an external robots.txt file to be used instead of the one
bundled with the .war of the application.
+
If not absolute, the path is resolved relative to `$site_path`.
+
If the file doesn't exist or can't be read the default robots.txt file
bundled with the .war will be used instead.
[[httpd.registerMBeans]]httpd.registerMBeans::
+
Enable (or disable) registration of Jetty MBeans for Java JMX.
+
By default, false.
[[index]]
=== Section index
The index section configures the secondary index.
Note that after enabling the secondary index, the index must be built
using the link:pgm-reindex.html[reindex program] before restarting the
Gerrit server.
[[index.type]]index.type::
+
Type of secondary indexing employed by Gerrit. The supported
values are:
+
* `LUCENE`
+
A link:http://lucene.apache.org/[Lucene] index is used.
+
+
* `ELASTICSEARCH` look into link:#elasticsearch[Elasticsearch section]
+
An link:https://www.elastic.co/products/elasticsearch[Elasticsearch] index is
used. Refer to the link:#elasticsearch[Elasticsearch section] for further
configuration details.
+
By default, `LUCENE`.
[[index.threads]]index.threads::
+
Number of threads to use for indexing in normal interactive operations. Setting
it to 0 disables the dedicated thread pool and indexing will be done in the same
thread as the operation.
+
If not set or set to a zero, defaults to the number of logical CPUs as returned
by the JVM. If set to a negative value, defaults to a direct executor.
[[index.batchThreads]]index.batchThreads::
+
Number of threads to use for indexing in background operations, such as
online schema upgrades.
+
If not set or set to a zero, defaults to the number of logical CPUs as returned
by the JVM. If set to a negative value, defaults to a direct executor.
[[index.onlineUpgrade]]index.onlineUpgrade::
+
Whether to upgrade to new index schema versions while the server is
running. This is recommended as it prevents additional downtime during
Gerrit version upgrades (avoiding the need for an offline reindex step
using Reindex), but can add additional server load during the upgrade.
+
If set to false, there is no way to upgrade the index schema to take
advantage of new search features without restarting the server.
+
Defaults to true.
[[index.maxLimit]]index.maxLimit::
+
Maximum limit to allow for search queries. Requesting results above this
limit will truncate the list (but will still set `_more_changes` on
result lists). Set to 0 for no limit.
+
When `index.type` is set to `ELASTICSEARCH`, this value should not exceed
the `index.max_result_window` value configured on the Elasticsearch
server. If a value is not configured during site initialization, defaults to
10000, which is the default value of `index.max_result_window` in Elasticsearch.
+
When `index.type` is set to `LUCENE`, defaults to no limit.
[[index.maxPages]]index.maxPages::
+
Maximum number of pages of search results to allow, as index
implementations may have to scan through large numbers of skipped
results when searching with an offset. Requesting results starting past
this threshold times the requested limit will result in an error. Set to
0 for no limit.
+
Defaults to no limit.
[[index.maxTerms]]index.maxTerms::
+
Maximum number of leaf terms to allow in a query. Too-large queries may
perform poorly, so setting this option causes query parsing to fail fast
before attempting to send them to the secondary index. Should this limit
be reached, database is used instead of index as applicable.
+
When the index type is `LUCENE`, also sets the maximum number of clauses
permitted per BooleanQuery. This is so that all enforced query limits
are the same.
+
Defaults to 1024.
[[index.reindexAfterRefUpdate]]index.reindexAfterRefUpdate::
+
Whether to reindex all affected open changes after a ref is updated. This
includes reindexing all open changes to recompute the "mergeable" bit every time
the destination branch moves, as well as reindexing changes to take into account
new project configuration (e.g. label definitions).
+
Leaving this enabled may result in fresher results, but may cause performance
problems if there are lots of open changes on a project whose branches advance
frequently.
+
Defaults to true.
[[index.autoReindexIfStale]]index.autoReindexIfStale::
+
Whether to automatically check if a document became stale in the index
immediately after indexing it. If false, there is a race condition during two
simultaneous writes that may cause one of the writes to not be reflected in the
index. The check to avoid this does consume some resources.
+
Defaults to false.
[[index.scheduledIndexer]]
==== Subsection index.scheduledIndexer
This section configures periodic indexing. Periodic indexing is
intended to run only on slaves and only updates the group index.
Replication to slaves happens on Git level so that Gerrit is not aware
of incoming replication events. But slaves need an updated group index
to resolve memberships of users for ACL validation. To keep the group
index in slaves up-to-date the Gerrit slave periodically scans the
group refs in the All-Users repository to reindex groups if they are
stale.
The scheduled reindexer is not able to detect group deletions that
happened while the slave was offline, but since group deletions are not
supported this should never happen. If nevertheless groups refs were
deleted while a slave was offline a full offline link:pgm-reindex.html[
reindex] must be performed.
This section is only used if Gerrit runs in slave mode, otherwise it is
ignored.
[[index.scheduledIndexer.runOnStartup]]index.scheduledIndexer.runOnStartup::
+
Whether the scheduled indexer should run once immediately on startup.
If set to `true` the slave startup is blocked until all stale groups
were reindexed. Enabling this allows to prevent that slaves that were
offline for a longer period of time run with outdated group information
until the first scheduled indexing is done.
+
Defaults to `true`.
[[index.scheduledIndexer.enabled]]index.scheduledIndexer.enabled::
+
Whether the scheduled indexer is enabled. If the scheduled indexer is
disabled you must implement other means to keep the group index for the
slave up-to-date (e.g. by using ElasticSearch for the indexes).
+
Defaults to `true`.
[[index.scheduledIndexer.startTime]]index.scheduledIndexer.startTime::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-startTime[start time] for running
the scheduled indexer.
+
Defaults to `00:00`.
[[index.scheduledIndexer.interval]]index.scheduledIndexer.interval::
+
The link:#schedule-configuration-interval[interval] for running
the scheduled indexer.
+
Defaults to `5m`.
link:#schedule-configuration-examples[Schedule examples] can be found
in the link:#schedule-configuration[Schedule Configuration] section.
==== Lucene configuration
Open and closed changes are indexed in separate indexes named
'open' and 'closed' respectively.
The following settings are only used when the index type is `LUCENE`.
[[index.name.ramBufferSize]]index.name.ramBufferSize::
+
Determines the amount of RAM that may be used for buffering added documents
and deletions before they are flushed to the index. See the
link:http://lucene.apache.org/core/4_6_0/core/org/apache/lucene/index/LiveIndexWriterConfig.html#setRAMBufferSizeMB(double)[
Lucene documentation] for further details.
+
Defaults to 16M.
[[index.name.maxBufferedDocs]]index.name.maxBufferedDocs::
+
Determines the minimal number of documents required before the buffered
in-memory documents are flushed to the index. Large values generally
give faster indexing. See the
link:http://lucene.apache.org/core/4_6_0/core/org/apache/lucene/index/LiveIndexWriterConfig.html#setMaxBufferedDocs(int)[
Lucene documentation] for further details.
+
Defaults to -1, meaning no maximum is set and the writer will flush
according to RAM usage.
[[index.name.commitWithin]]index.name.commitWithin::
+
Determines the period at which changes are automatically committed to
stable store on disk. This is a costly operation and may block
additional index writes, so lower with caution.
+
If zero, changes are committed after every write. This is very costly
but may be useful if offline reindexing is infeasible, or for development
servers.
+
Values can be specified using standard time unit abbreviations (`ms`, `sec`,
`min`, etc.).
+
If negative, `commitWithin` is disabled. Changes are flushed to disk when
the in-memory buffer fills, but only committed and guaranteed to be synced
to disk when the process finishes.
+
Defaults to 300000 ms (5 minutes).
Sample Lucene index configuration:
----
[index]
type = LUCENE
[index "changes_open"]
ramBufferSize = 60 m
maxBufferedDocs = 3000
[index "changes_closed"]
ramBufferSize = 20 m
maxBufferedDocs = 500
----
[[elasticsearch]]
=== Section elasticsearch
WARNING: Support for Elasticsearch is still experimental and is not recommended
for production use. For compatibility information, please refer to the
link:https://www.gerritcodereview.com/elasticsearch.html[project homepage].
When using Elasticsearch version 5.6, the open and closed changes are
indexed in a single index, separated into types `open_changes` and `closed_changes`
respectively. When using version 6.2 or later, the open and closed changes are
merged into the default `_doc` type. The latter is also used for the accounts and
groups indices starting with Elasticsearch 6.2.
Note that when Gerrit is configured to use Elasticsearch, the Elasticsearch
server(s) must be reachable during the site initialization.
[[elasticsearch.prefix]]elasticsearch.prefix::
+
This setting can be used to prefix index names to allow multiple Gerrit
instances in a single Elasticsearch cluster. Prefix `gerrit1_` would result in a
change index named `gerrit1_changes_0001`.
+
Not set by default.
[[elasticsearch.server]]elasticsearch.server::
+
Elasticsearch server URI in the form `http[s]://hostname:port`. The `port` is
optional and defaults to `9200` if not specified.
+
At least one server must be specified. May be specified multiple times to
configure multiple Elasticsearch servers.
+
Note that the site initialization program only allows to configure a single
server. To configure multiple servers the `gerrit.config` file must be edited
manually.
[[elasticsearch.maxRetryTimeout]]elasticsearch.maxRetryTimeout::
+
Sets the maximum timeout to honor in case of multiple retries of the same request.
+
The value is in the usual time-unit format like `1 m`, `5 m`.
+
Defaults to `30000 ms`.
[[elasticsearch.numberOfShards]]elasticsearch.numberOfShards::
+
Sets the number of shards to use per index. Refer to the
link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/_basic_concepts.html#getting-started-shards-and-replicas[
Elasticsearch documentation] for details.
+
Defaults to 5.
[[elasticsearch.numberOfReplicas]]elasticsearch.numberOfReplicas::
+
Sets the number of replicas to use per index. Refer to the
link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elasticsearch/reference/current/_basic_concepts.html#getting-started-shards-and-replicas[
Elasticsearch documentation] for details.
+
Defaults to 1.
==== Elasticsearch Security
When security is enabled in Elasticsearch, the username and password must be provided.
Note that the same username and password are used for all servers.
For further information about Elasticsearch security, please refer to the documentation:
* link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/x-pack/5.6/security-getting-started.html[Elasticsearch 5.6]
* link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/x-pack/6.2/security-getting-started.html[Elasticsearch 6.2]
* link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elastic-stack-overview/6.3/security-getting-started.html[Elasticsearch 6.3]
* link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elastic-stack-overview/6.4/security-getting-started.html[Elasticsearch 6.4]
* link:https://www.elastic.co/guide/en/elastic-stack-overview/6.5/security-getting-started.html[Elasticsearch 6.5]
[[elasticsearch.username]]elasticsearch.username::
+
Username used to connect to Elasticsearch.
+
If a password is set, defaults to `elastic`, otherwise not set by default.
[[elasticsearch.password]]elasticsearch.password::
+
Password used to connect to Elasticsearch.
+
Not set by default.
[[ldap]]
=== Section ldap
LDAP integration is only enabled if `auth.type` is set to
`HTTP_LDAP`, `LDAP` or `CLIENT_SSL_CERT_LDAP`. See above for a
detailed description of the `auth.type` settings and their
implications.
An example LDAP configuration follows, and then discussion of
the parameters introduced here. Suitable defaults for most
parameters are automatically guessed based on the type of server
detected during startup. The guessed defaults support
link:http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2307.txt[RFC 2307], Active
Directory and link:https://www.freeipa.org[FreeIPA].
----
[ldap]
server = ldap://ldap.example.com
accountBase = ou=people,dc=example,dc=com
accountPattern = (&(objectClass=person)(uid=${username}))
accountFullName = displayName
accountEmailAddress = mail
groupBase = ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com
groupMemberPattern = (&(objectClass=group)(member=${dn}))
----
[[ldap.server]]ldap.server::
+
URL of the organization's LDAP server to query for user information
and group membership from. Must be of the form `ldap://host` or
`ldaps://host` to bind with either a plaintext or SSL connection.
+
If `auth.type` is `LDAP` this setting should use `ldaps://` to
ensure the end user's plaintext password is transmitted only over
an encrypted connection.
[[ldap.startTls]]ldap.startTls::
+
If true, Gerrit will perform StartTLS extended operation.
+
By default, false, StartTLS will not be enabled.
[[ldap.sslVerify]]ldap.sslVerify::
+
If false and ldap.server is an `ldaps://` style URL or `ldap.startTls`
is true, Gerrit will not verify the server certificate when it connects
to perform a query.
+
By default, true, requiring the certificate to be verified.
[[ldap.groupsVisibleToAll]]ldap.groupsVisibleToAll::
+
If true, LDAP groups are visible to all registered users.
+
By default, false, LDAP groups are visible only to administrators and
group members.
[[ldap.username]]ldap.username::
+
_(Optional)_ Username to bind to the LDAP server with. If not set,
an anonymous connection to the LDAP server is attempted.
[[ldap.password]]ldap.password::
+
_(Optional)_ Password for the user identified by `ldap.username`.
If not set, an anonymous (or passwordless) connection to the LDAP
server is attempted.
[[ldap.referral]]ldap.referral::
+
_(Optional)_ How an LDAP referral should be handled if it is
encountered during directory traversal. Set to `follow` to
automatically follow any referrals, or `ignore` to ignore the
referrals.
+
By default, `ignore`.
[[ldap.readTimeout]]ldap.readTimeout::
+
_(Optional)_ The read timeout for an LDAP operation. The value is
in the usual time-unit format like "1 s", "100 ms", etc...
A timeout can be used to avoid blocking all of the SSH command start
threads in case the LDAP server becomes slow.
+
By default there is no timeout and Gerrit will wait for the LDAP
server to respond until the TCP connection times out.
[[ldap.accountBase]]ldap.accountBase::
+
Root of the tree containing all user accounts. This is typically
of the form `ou=people,dc=example,dc=com`.
+
This setting may be added multiple times to specify more than
one root.
[[ldap.accountScope]]ldap.accountScope::
+
Scope of the search performed for accounts. Must be one of:
+
* `one`: Search only one level below accountBase, but not recursive
* `sub` or `subtree`: Search recursively below accountBase
* `base` or `object`: Search exactly accountBase; probably not desired
+
Default is `subtree` as many directories have several levels.
[[ldap.accountPattern]]ldap.accountPattern::
+
Query pattern to use when searching for a user account. This may be
any valid LDAP query expression, including the standard `(&...)` and
`(|...)` operators. If `auth.type` is `HTTP_LDAP` then the variable
`${username}` is replaced with a parameter set to the username
that was supplied by the HTTP server. If `auth.type` is `LDAP` then
the variable `${username}` is replaced by the string entered by
the end user.
+
This pattern is used to search the objects contained directly under
the `ldap.accountBase` tree. A typical setting for this parameter
is `(uid=${username})` or `(cn=${username})`, but the proper
setting depends on the LDAP schema used by the directory server.
+
Default is `(uid=${username})` for FreeIPA and RFC 2307 servers,
and `(&(objectClass=user)(sAMAccountName=${username}))`
for Active Directory.
[[ldap.accountFullName]]ldap.accountFullName::
+
_(Optional)_ Name of an attribute on the user account object which
contains the initial value for the user's full name field in Gerrit.
Typically this is the `displayName` property in LDAP, but could
also be `legalName` or `cn`.
+
Attribute values may be concatenated with literal strings. For
example to join given name and surname together, use the pattern
`${givenName} ${SN}`.
+
If set, users will be unable to modify their full name field, as
Gerrit will populate it only from the LDAP data.
+
Default is `displayName` for FreeIPA and RFC 2307 servers,
and `${givenName} ${sn}` for Active Directory.
[[ldap.accountEmailAddress]]ldap.accountEmailAddress::
+
_(Optional)_ Name of an attribute on the user account object which
contains the user's Internet email address, as defined by this
LDAP server.
+
Attribute values may be concatenated with literal strings,
for example to set the email address to the lowercase form
of sAMAccountName followed by a constant domain name, use
`${sAMAccountName.toLowerCase}@example.com`.
+
If set, the preferred email address will be prefilled from LDAP,
but users may still be able to register additional email addresses,
and select a different preferred email address.
+
Default is `mail`.
[[ldap.accountSshUserName]]ldap.accountSshUserName::
+
_(Optional)_ Name of an attribute on the user account object which
contains the initial value for the user's SSH username field in
Gerrit. Typically this is the `uid` property in LDAP, but could
also be `cn`. Administrators should prefer to match the attribute
corresponding to the user's workstation username, as this is what
SSH clients will default to.
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Attribute values may also be forced to lowercase, or to uppercase in
an expression. For example, `${sAMAccountName.toLowerCase}` will
force the value of sAMAccountName, if defined, to be all lowercase.
The suffix `.toUpperCase` can be used for the other direction.
The suffix `.localPart` can be used to split attribute values of
the form 'user@example.com' and return only the left hand side, for
example `${userPrincipalName.localPart}` would provide only 'user'.
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If set, users will be unable to modify their SSH username field, as
Gerrit will populate it only from the LDAP data. Note that once the
username has been set it cannot be changed, therefore it is
recommended not to make changes to this setting that would cause the
value to differ, as this will prevent users from logging in.
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Default is `uid` for FreeIPA and RFC 2307 servers,
and `${sAMAccountName.toLowerCase}` for Active Directory.
[[ldap.accountMemberField]]ldap.accountMemberField::
+
_(Optional)_ Name of an attribute on the user account object which
contains the groups the user is part of. Typically used for Active
Directory and FreeIPA servers.
+
Default is unset for RFC 2307 servers (disabled)
and `memberOf` for Active Directory and FreeIPA.
[[ldap.accountMemberExpandGroups]]ldap.accountMemberExpandGroups::
+
_(Optional)_ Whether to expand nested groups recursively. This
setting is used only if `ldap.accountMemberField` is set.
+
Default is unset for FreeIPA and `true` for RFC 2307 servers
and Active Directory.
[[ldap.fetchMemberOfEagerly]]ldap.fetchMemberOfEagerly::
+
_(Optional)_ Whether to fetch the `memberOf` account attribute on
login. Setups which use LDAP for user authentication but don't make
use of the LDAP groups may benefit from setting this option to `false`
as this will result in a much faster LDAP login.
+
Default is unset for RFC 2307 servers (disabled) and `true` for
Active Directory and FreeIPA.
[[ldap.groupBase]]ldap.groupBase::
+
Root of the tree containing all group objects. This is typically
of the form `ou=groups,dc=example,dc=com`.
+
This setting may be added multiple times to specify more than
one root.
[[ldap.groupScope]]ldap.groupScope::
+
Scope of the search performed for group objects. Must be one of:
+
* `one`: Search only one level below groupBase, but not recursive
* `sub` or `subtree`: Search recursively below groupBase
* `base` or `object`: Search exactly groupBase; probably not desired
+
Default is `subtree` as many directories have several levels.
[[ldap.groupPattern]]ldap.groupPattern::
+
Query pattern used when searching for an LDAP group to connect
to a Gerrit group. This may be any valid LDAP query expression,
including the standard `(&...)` and `(|...)` operators. The variable
`${groupname}` is replaced with the search term supplied by the
group owner.
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Default is `(cn=${groupname})` for FreeIPA and RFC 2307 servers,
and `(&(objectClass=group)(cn=${groupname}))` for Active Directory.
[[ldap.groupMemberPattern]]ldap.groupMemberPattern::
+
Query pattern to use when searching for the groups that a user
account is currently a member of. This may be any valid LDAP query
expression, including the standard `(&...)` and `(|...)` operators.
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If `auth.type` is `HTTP_LDAP` then the variable `${username}` is
replaced with a parameter set to the username that was supplied
by the HTTP server. Other variables appearing in the pattern,
such as `${fooBarAttribute}`, are replaced with the value of the
corresponding attribute (in this case, `fooBarAttribute`) as read
from the user's account object matched under `ldap.accountBase`.
Attributes such as `${dn}` or `${uidNumber}` may be useful.
+
Default is `(|(memberUid=${username})(gidNumber=${gidNumber}))` for
RFC 2307, and unset (disabled) for Active Directory and FreeIPA.
[[ldap.groupName]]ldap.groupName::
+
_(Optional)_ Name of the attribute on the group object which contains
the value to use as the group name in Gerrit.
+
Typically the attribute name is `cn` for RFC 2307 and Active Directory
servers. For other servers the attribute name may differ, for example
`apple-group-realname` on Apple MacOS X Server.
+
It is also possible to specify a literal string containing a pattern of
attribute values. For example to create a Gerrit group name consisting of
LDAP group name and group ID, use the pattern `${cn} (${gidNumber})`.
+
Default is `cn`.
[[ldap.mandatoryGroup]]ldap.mandatoryGroup::
+
All users must be a member of this group to allow account creation or
authentication.
+
Setting mandatoryGroup implies enabling of `ldap.fetchMemberOfEagerly`
+
By default, unset.
[[ldap.localUsernameToLowerCase]]ldap.localUsernameToLowerCase::
+
Converts the local username, that is used to login into the Gerrit
Web UI, to lower case before doing the LDAP authentication. By setting
this parameter to true, a case insensitive login to the Gerrit Web UI
can be achieved.
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If set, it must be ensured that the local usernames for all existing
accounts are converted to lower case, otherwise a user that has a
local username that contains upper case characters will not be able to login
anymore. The local usernames for the existing accounts can be
converted to lower case by running the server program
link:pgm-LocalUsernamesToLowerCase.html[LocalUsernamesToLowerCase].
Please be aware that the conversion of the local usernames to lower
case can't be undone. For newly created accounts the local username
will be directly stored in lower case.
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By default, unset/false.
[[ldap.authentication]]ldap.authentication::
+
Defines how Gerrit authenticates with the server. When set to `GSSAPI`
Gerrit will use Kerberos. To use kerberos the
`java.security.auth.login.config` system property must point to a
login to a JAAS configuration file and, if Java 6 is used, the system
property `java.security.krb5.conf` must point to the appropriate
krb5.ini file with references to the KDC.
Typical jaas.conf.
----
KerberosLogin {
com.sun.security.auth.module.Krb5LoginModule
required
useTicketCache=true
doNotPrompt=true
renewTGT=true;
};
----
See Java documentation on how to create the krb5.ini file.
Note the `renewTGT` property to make sure the TGT does not expire,
and `useTicketCache` to use the TGT supplied by the operating system. As
the whole point of using GSSAPI is to have passwordless authentication
to the LDAP service, this option does not acquire a new TGT on its own.
On Windows servers the registry key `HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa\Kerberos\Parameters`
must have the DWORD value `allowtgtsessionkey` set to 1 and the account must not
have local administrator privileges.
[[ldap.useConnectionPooling]]ldap.useConnectionPooling::
+
_(Optional)_ Enable the LDAP connection pooling or not.
+
If it is true, the LDAP service provider maintains a pool of (possibly)
previously used connections and assigns them to a Context instance as
needed. When a Context instance is done with a connection (closed or
garbage collected), the connection is returned to the pool for future use.
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For details, see link:http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/jndi/ldap/pool.html[
LDAP connection management (Pool)] and link:http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/jndi/ldap/config.html[
LDAP connection management (Configuration)]
+
By default, false.
[[ldap.connectTimeout]]ldap.connectTimeout::
+
_(Optional)_ Timeout period for establishment of an LDAP connection.
+
The value is in the usual time-unit format like "1 s", "100 ms",
etc...
+
By default there is no timeout and Gerrit will wait indefinitely.
[[ldap-connection-pooling]]
==== LDAP Connection Pooling
Once LDAP connection pooling is enabled by setting the link:#ldap.useConnectionPooling[
ldap.useConnectionPooling] configuration property to `true`, the connection pool
can be configured using JVM system properties as explained in the
link:http://docs.oracle.com/javase/7/docs/technotes/guides/jndi/jndi-ldap.html#POOL[
Java SE Documentation].
For standalone Gerrit (running with the embedded Jetty), JVM system properties
are specified in the link:#container[container section]:
----
javaOptions = -Dcom.sun.jndi.ldap.connect.pool.maxsize=20
javaOptions = -Dcom.sun.jndi.ldap.connect.pool.prefsize=10
javaOptions = -Dcom.sun.jndi.ldap.connect.pool.timeout=300000
----
[[lfs]]
=== Section lfs
[[lfs.plugin]]lfs.plugin::
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The name of a plugin which serves the
link:https://github.com/github/git-lfs/blob/master/docs/api/v1/http-v1-batch.md[
LFS protocol] on the `<project-name>/info/lfs/objects/batch` endpoint. When
not configured Gerrit will respond with `501 Not Implemented` on LFS protocol
requests.
+
By default unset.
[[log]]
=== Section log
[[log.jsonLogging]]log.jsonLogging::
+
If set to true, enables error logging in JSON format (file name: "logs/error_log.json").
+
Defaults to false.
[[log.textLogging]]log.textLogging::
+
If set to true, enables error logging in regular plain text format. Can only be disabled
if `jsonLogging` is enabled.
+
Defaults to true.
[[log.compress]]log.compress::
+
If set to true, log files are compressed at server startup and then daily at 11pm
(in the server's local time zone).
+
Defaults to true.
[[log.rotate]]log.rotate::
+
If set to true, log files are rotated daily at midnight (GMT).
+
Defaults to true.
[[mimetype]]
=== Section mimetype
[[mimetype.name.safe]]mimetype.<name>.safe::
+
If set to true, files with the MIME type `<name>` will be sent as
direct downloads to the user's browser, rather than being wrapped up
inside of zipped archives. The type name may be a complete type
name, e.g. `image/gif`, a generic media type, e.g. `+image/*+`,
or the wildcard `+*/*+` to match all types.
+
By default, false for all MIME types.
Common examples:
----
[mimetype "image/*"]
safe = true
[mimetype "application/pdf"]
safe = true
[mimetype "application/msword"]
safe = true
[mimetype "application/vnd.ms-excel"]
safe = true
----
[[note-db]]
=== Section noteDb
NoteDb is the next generation of Gerrit storage backend, currently powering
`googlesource.com`. For more information, including how to migrate your data,
see the link:note-db.html[documentation].
[[notedb.accounts.sequenceBatchSize]]notedb.accounts.sequenceBatchSize::
+
The next available account sequence number is stored as UTF-8 text in a
blob pointed to by the `refs/sequences/accounts` ref in the `All-Users`
repository. Multiple processes share the same sequence by incrementing
the counter using normal git ref updates. To amortize the cost of these
ref updates, processes increment the counter by a larger number and
hand out numbers from that range in memory until they run out. This
configuration parameter controls the size of the account ID batch that
each process retrieves at once.
+
By default, 1.
[[oauth]]
=== Section oauth
OAuth integration is only enabled if `auth.type` is set to `OAUTH`. See
link:#auth.type[above] for a detailed description of the `auth.type` settings
and their implications.
By default, contact information, like the full name and email address,
is retrieved from the selected OAuth provider when a user account is created,
or when a user requests to reload that information in the settings UI. If
that is not supported by the OAuth provider, users can be allowed to edit
their contact information manually.
[[oauth.allowEditFullName]]oauth.allowEditFullName::
+
If true, the full name can be edited in the contact information.
+
Default is false.
[[oauth.allowRegisterNewEmail]]oauth.allowRegisterNewEmail::
+
If true, additional email addresses can be registered in the contact
information.
+
Default is false.
[[pack]]
=== Section pack
Global settings controlling how Gerrit Code Review creates pack
streams for Git clients running clone, fetch, or pull. Most of these
variables are per-client request, and thus should be carefully set
given the expected concurrent request load and available CPU and
memory resources.
[[pack.deltacompression]]pack.deltacompression::
+
If true, delta compression between objects is enabled. This may
result in a smaller overall transfer for the client, but requires
more server memory and CPU time.
+
False (off) by default, matching Gerrit Code Review 2.1.4.
[[pack.threads]]pack.threads::
+
Maximum number of threads to use for delta compression (if enabled).
This is per-client request. If set to 0 then the number of CPUs is
auto-detected and one thread per CPU is used, per client request.
+
By default, 1.
[[plugins]]
=== Section plugins
[[plugins.checkFrequency]]plugins.checkFrequency::
+
How often plugins should be examined for new plugins to load, removed
plugins to be unloaded, or updated plugins to be reloaded. Values can
be specified using standard time unit abbreviations ('ms', 'sec',
'min', etc.).
+
If set to 0, automatic plugin reloading is disabled. Administrators
may force reloading with link:cmd-plugin-reload.html[gerrit plugin reload].
+
Default is 1 minute.
[[plugins.allowRemoteAdmin]]plugins.allowRemoteAdmin::
+
Enable remote installation, enable and disable of plugins over HTTP
and SSH. If set to true Administrators can install new plugins
remotely, or disable existing plugins. Defaults to false.
[[plugins.jsLoadTimeout]]plugins.jsLoadTimeout::
+
Set the timeout value for loading JavaScript plugins in Gerrit UI.
Values can be specified using standard time unit abbreviations ('ms',
'sec', 'min', etc.).
+
Default is 5 seconds. Negative values will be converted to 0.
[[receive]]
=== Section receive
This section is used to configure behavior of the 'receive-pack'
handler, which responds to 'git push' requests.
[[receive.allowGroup]]receive.allowGroup::
+
Name of the groups of users that are allowed to execute
'receive-pack' on the server. One or more groups can be set.
+
If no groups are added, any user will be allowed to execute
'receive-pack' on the server.
[[receive.allowPushToRefsChanges]]receive.allowPushToRefsChanges::
+
If true, it is possible to push directly to a change using `refs/changes/`.
The possibility to push to `refs/changes/` is deprecated and it might be
removed in future releases.
See link:user-upload.html#manual_replacement_mapping[Manual Replacement Mapping].
+
False means pushing to `refs/changes/` is prohibited.
+
Defaults to false.
[[receive.certNonceSeed]]receive.certNonceSeed::
+
If set to a non-empty value and server-side signed push validation is
link:#receive.enableSignedPush[enabled], use this value as the seed to
the HMAC SHA-1 nonce generator. If unset, a 64-byte random seed will be
generated at server startup.
+
As this is used as the seed of a cryptographic algorithm, it is
recommended to be placed in link:#secure-config[`secure.config`].
+
Defaults to unset.
[[receive.certNonceSlop]]receive.certNonceSlop::
+
When validating the nonce passed as part of the signed push protocol,
accept valid nonces up to this many seconds old. This allows
certificate verification to work over HTTP where there is a lag between
the HTTP response providing the nonce to sign and the next request
containing the signed nonce. This can be significant on large
repositories, since the lag also includes the time to count objects on
the client.
+
Default is 5 minutes.
[[receive.changeUpdateThreads]]receive.changeUpdateThreads::
+
Number of threads to perform change creation or patch set updates
concurrently. Each thread uses its own database connection from
the database connection pool, and if all threads are busy then
main receive thread will also perform a change creation or patch
set update.
+
Defaults to 1, using only the main receive thread. This feature is for
databases with very high latency that can benefit from concurrent
operations when multiple changes are impacted at once.
[[receive.checkMagicRefs]]receive.checkMagicRefs::
+
If true, Gerrit will verify the destination repository has
no references under the magic 'refs/for' branch namespace. Names under
these locations confuse clients when trying to upload code reviews so
Gerrit requires them to be empty.
+
If false Gerrit skips the sanity check and assumes administrators
have ensured the repository does not contain any magic references.
Setting to false to skip the check can decrease latency during push.
+
Default is true.
[[receive.allowProjectOwnersToChangeParent]]receive.allowProjectOwnersToChangeParent::
+
If true, Gerrit will allow project owners to change the parent of a project.
+