User Configuration Files

There are several configuration files that determine a user's permissions and properties. These files are normally edited via the web administration interface, however some advanced configuration can be achieved with direct editing.

The configuration files are read with the following precedence:


The particular user's configuration.


The customised system-wide settings for Funnelback administration.


The system-wide defaults for Funnelback administration.


folder rules for the file-manager

So, for example, the values in the user's configuration file take precedence over those from the system-wide defaults.

Configuration file formats

The configuration files are plain text files, similar to INI files, items are grouped together into sections and each line comprises a key/value pair, for example:

# begin this user's info...
collections = shakespeare
email =
fullname = Fed Nurke
info = Phone 123456

limit.details = 999
limit.summary = 8

A list of keys and their description can be found in the INI file template under SEARCH_HOME/share/sample-super-user.ini.dist.

See also