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Chapter 5. Configuration

5.1. Introduction
5.2. Database
5.3. Path
5.4. Webserver
5.5. Configuration Settings
5.6. Security and Cryptography
5.7. Signup and Lost Password
5.8. Email
5.9. Version
5.10. Language
5.11. Display
5.12. Time
5.13. Date
5.14. Time Zone
5.15. News
5.16. Default Preferences
5.17. Summary
5.18. Bugnote
5.19. File Upload
5.20. HTML
5.21. Authentication
5.21.1. Global authentication parameters
5.21.2. LDAP authentication method parameters
5.22. Status Settings
5.23. Filters
5.24. Misc
5.25. Cookies
5.26. Speed Optimisation
5.27. Reminders
5.28. Bug History
5.29. Sponsorship
5.30. Custom Fields
5.31. My View Settings
5.32. Relationship Graphs
5.33. Wiki Integration
5.34. Sub-Projects
5.35. Field Visibility
5.36. System Logging and Debugging
5.37. Time Tracking
5.38. API
5.38.1. Disabling the webservice API
5.39. Anti-Spam Configuration
5.40. Due Date
5.41. User Management
5.42. View Page Settings
5.43. Issues visibility
5.43.1. Public/Private view status
5.43.2. Limited view configuration
5.43.3. "Limit reporters" configuration (deprecated)

5.1. Introduction

MantisBT is highly customizable through the web interface and configuration files. Configuration options can be set globally as well as customized for a specific project or user (except for options listed in $g_global_settings, see Section 5.5, “Configuration Settings”).
Configuration options can be set in config_inc.php and in the database (using the various manage pages). Values stored in the database take precedence over values defined in config_inc.php. The former can also be viewed and updated on the Configuration Report page (Manage > Manage Configuration > Configuration Report).
To determine which value to use, MantisBT follows the list below, sequentially searching for the specified configuration option until a match is found.
  1. database: current user, current project
  2. database: current user, all projects
  3. database: all users, current project
  4. database: all users, all projects
  5. config_inc.php
  6. config_defaults_inc.php