Edit a Composer Configuration File
You can edit the properties for your Composer configuration in the configuration files. For a complete list of configuration files, see Configuration Property Files.
Composer discourages changing properties in the
/opt/zoomdata/conf directory. Instead we recommend that you copy the files you want to change to the
/etc/zoomdata directory and change them there. This will ensure that your changes are not overwritten when Composer is next upgraded. In addition, you can quickly determine what changes you've made to a properties file using
diff. For example:
diff /opt/zoomdata/conf/edc-<connector-name>.properties /etc/zoomdata/<edc-<connector-name>.properties
diff /opt/zoomdata/conf/zoomdata.properties /etc/zoomdata/zoomdata.properties
To edit a Composer configuration file:
From your terminal, SSH to your Composer server.
Stop the appropriate Composer microservice (Composer, Screenshot, or the specific connector server).
For the appropriate Linux command, see Stop Composer Microservices.
Use the following command to access and open the configuration file:
Names of valid configuration files are listed in Configuration Property Files.
If the configuration file does not exist, this command creates it.
If you are not logged in as a root user, then you need to enter
sudo vi /etc/zoomdata/zoomdata.propertiesto create the desired file.
Make sure the file is readable by the
Add the new variable or property into the file on a new line or edit an existing one, as needed. See:
Save and exit the configuration file.
Restart Composer microservices.
For the appropriate Linux command line, see Restart Composer Microservices.
Wait a few minutes for the microservice to restart completely, then open a new browser window to log back into Composer. Confirm that your changes have taken effect.