13.3.2. Configuration

There are two ways to configure NextGIS Web exist:

  1. Configuration files.

  2. Environment variables.


Don’t forget to restart NextGIS Web after changes. They don’t affect configuration until NextGIS Web restart. Cofiguration files

Configuration files were mentioned in the Install section. They follow ini-style syntax and consist of environment section and per-component sections.

The environment section configures packages, components, and logging, for example:


package.nextgisweb_basemap = false
compoent.social = false

Component sections configure component specific options, for example:


max_size = 8589934592
tus.enabled = true

The list of possible options and configuration file template can be obtained using the nextgisweb-config command:

$ nextgisweb-config environment  # For environment section
$ nextgisweb-config sentry       # For sentry component
$ nextgisweb-config              # All available options

The output example is given below. You can copy this template and uncomment needed options, which start with a semi-colon.

### Component 'file_upload'

## Option: path (text)
; path =

## Option: max_size (size_in_bytes) (default: 8G)
; max_size = 8G

## Option: chunk_size (size_in_bytes) (default: 16M)
; chunk_size = 16M

It’s possible to store all configuration in one file or use multiple files. To point NextGIS Web to a specific configuration file, the environment variable NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG is used or the --config command-line option (when applicable). The --config option takes priority over the NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG environment variable. So when the --config option is given, the NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG environment variable will be ignored.

Multiple configuration files can be separated by a colon, and they are merged during the load.

# NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG environment variable
$ export NEXTGISWEB_CONFIG=some/config.ini:other/config.ini

# Or --config command-line option
$ nextgisweb --config some/config.ini:other/config.ini ...

The last file has more priority than the first one. If some option is used by both (the first and the last one) files, and only value from the last one will be used. Environment variables

Another way to configure NextGIS Web is using environment variables. It’s interchangeable with configuration files, and everything that can be configured with configuration files also can be configured using environment variables.

The conversion rules are quite simple:

  • Variable names follow the template:

    • NEXTGISWEB__ENVIRONMENT__KEY for environment section.

    • NEXTIGSWEB__COMPONENT__KEY for component options.

  • All component names and keys are in upper case, and dots are replaced with two underscores (__).

In this way, the following configuration file and environment variables are equivalent.

first.key = foo
second.key = bar

The nextgisweb-config can generate the template in environment variables format using option --env-vars. For example, command nextgisweb-config --env-vars file_upload will generate something like this:

### Component 'file_upload'

## Option: path (text)

## Option: max_size (size_in_bytes) (default: 8G)

## Option: chunk_size (size_in_bytes) (default: 16M)