To run Navixy platform dockered version, the .env file is the primary configuration file. It contains such important parameters as database credentials, domain names, platform installation working folder and others.
The .env file is mainly used during the initial installation of the platform. However, if you need to change something in the configuration of an existing platform, you will need to modify this file as well.
All parameters in this file are commented out for a better understanding of what you are dealing with. Additional information on these parameters is described in below sections.
If you change any configuration settings while the instance is already running, the changes are not applied instantly. You need to reinitialize the entire instance for them to take effect. To do this, from the main platform folder (navixy-package), run the command:
docker compose up -d
This will recreate the containers with the new settings.
UID and GID
These are service parameters only used at the platform build stage. You do not need to change them.
This is a parameter that indicates the working directory of the platform - where the database and all service files are stored. It is necessary to secure this directory to avoid loss of business data.
Default value of this parameter:
This means that
/work directory inside the unpacked Navixy build is used. If the directory does not exist, it will be created.
If necessary, you can place the work directory anywhere on your system. To do this, specify the full path to the directory. Examples:
Be sure to give the directory an obvious name so as not to delete it by mistake.
This is the username used for database access. It is always
navixy, do not change it.
This is the password for
navixy database user. By default, this value is empty and you are required to specify the password of your choice. It is recommended to auto-generate a strong password, but the choice is yours, you can specify whatever you want.
Do not change this password after the database is created and the platform is deployed.
This is the main domain of your platform instance. It is used for:
Access to the user interface.
In case you are utilizing a single-domain installation (without separate domains for API and admin panel), this domain will also be used for:
Access to API by the link
Access to admin panel by the link
This can also be an IP address of you server if you are not going to use domain name for your service.
This parameter is optional and used only for three-domain installations.
Here you need to specify the domain name used to access API of your platform.
This is also the optional parameter used for three-domain installations.
Here you need to specify the domain name used to access the admin panel of your platform.
This parameter activates automatic issuance and further reissuance of the Let's Encrypt SSL certificate.
true by default. This means that when you deploy the platform, the Certbot will be configured and it will handle automatic SSL-certificate issuance for your domains. This way, you won't need to worry about purchasing third-party certificates. The instance will configure itself to be SSL-protected.
If you want to use your own SSL certificate instead of Let’s Encrypt, change this parameter to
This is the e-mail address to receive information about the operation of the Certbot, such as certificate expiration, certificate revocation, and problems that may lead to the inability to reissue the certificate.
By default, this parameter is empty. It is recommended that you specify a valid email address so that you do not miss important notifications about SSL protection of your website.
This setting allows requests to be redirected from http to https. If your platform is configured to use SSL protection and someone tries to use a URL starting with http, an automatic redirect to https will be triggered.
If the parameter is disabled (false) then no redirection will occur, and the website will not be opened.
This parameter is applicable only if SSL protection is enabled and SSL-certificate is installed.
service_ssl_cert and service_ssl_key
If you are not planning to use Let's Encrypt and want to use your own SSL certificate instead, you need to place the certificate for your domain and its private key to the directory:
Be sure to switch le_enabled parameter to
false before applying any changes to this section. You cannot use your own certificates for the platform when certbot is running.
After the certificate and the key are in place, you need to specify their file names for the corresponding parameters of the config. Note that you do not need to specify paths. Example:
This parameter enables generation of random password for MySQL
root user. The default value is
The parameteris used only during initial database initialization when installing the platform. At further restarts and updates of the platform it does nothing, and the password remains the same.
If you prefer to set a specific MySQL root password, change the value to
false and proceed to the next parameter.
Here you specify the root password for MySQL.
This parameter is applied only when
MYSQL_RANDOM_ROOT_PASSWORD is toggled to
false. Otherwise, the value is ignored.
This parameter disables updating the database when
navixy-standalone-db container is started. It is used for testing purposes, you do not need to change the default value (
false) during regular platform usage.