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Application Settings

General settings

Application title

Title which appears in heading of the application.

Welcome text

Text displayed on the home page of the application. This text can contain HTML tags.


This option lets you choose a custom theme.
Redmine is shipped with one alternate theme, which mainly provides issue list colorization based on issues priority.


Themes are located in public/themes/. You can read more about Themes.

Default language

The default language is selected when the application could not determine the user's browser language. The default language is also used when sending email to multiple users. Default: English

Date format

Lets you choose how dates are displayed:

  • Based on user's language: dates will be displayed specifically for each user, according to the format defined for its language
  • Other formats: dates will always be displayed using the specified format

Default: Based on user's language

Attachment max. size

Maximum size of uploaded files (in kylo-bytes). Default: 2048 (i.e. 2MB)

Issues export limit

Maximum number of issues contained in CSV and PDF exports. Default: 500

Emission mail address

Email address used in the "From" field of messages sent to users.

Host name

Host name of the application. This name is used to write URL in emails sent to users.


Protocol used to generate links in email notifications. Default: http

Text formatting

Formatting method applied to the "description" fields of the issues, news, documents...

Wiki history compression

Lets you activate compression for wiki history storage (reduces database size). Default: disabled

Feed content limit

Maximum number of records contained in RSS feeds. Default: 15

Autofetch commits

If this option is activated, the application automatically retrieves the new revisions when a user consults the repository.

Default: Yes

You can disable this option and automate the call to Repository#fetch_changesets to regularly retrieve the revisions for all of the repositories in the background.

ruby script/runner "Repository.fetch_changesets" -e production

Enable WS for repository management

This option should be activated only if you installed the script for automatic SVN repository creation. Default: No

Repositories encodings

This option lets you specify prefered encodings for repository files (multiple values allowed, comma separated). These encodings are used to convert files content and diff to UTF-8 so that they're properly displayed in the browser.
When entering multiple encodings, the first valid encoding regarding the file content is used.

For French users, this option can be for example set to:

UTF-8, ISO 8859-15, CP1252

For Japanese users:



Authentication required

If this option is checked, no page of the application is accessible to anonymous users. Users must sign to access the application. Default: No


This option let users use the auto-login feature. Default: Disabled


This option lets you enable/disable new users self registration:

  • disabled: users are not allowed to register
  • account activation by email: new users receive an email containing a link used to active their accounts (users must provide a valid email address).
  • manual account activation (default): new users' accounts are created but need administrator approval. Administrators receive an email informing them that an account is pending their approval.
  • automatic account activation: new users can log in as soon as they have registered.

Lost password

If this option is checked, lost password functionality is available. Default: Yes

Referencing issues in commit messages

When fetched from the repositories, commit messages are scanned for referenced or fixed issue IDs.
These options lets you define keywords that can be used in commit message to reference or fix issues automatically, and the status to apply to fixed issues.

Default keywords are:

  • for referencing issues: refs, references, IssueID
  • for fixing issues: fixes, closes

There's no default status defined for fixed issue. You'll have to specify it if you want to enable auto closure of issues.
If you want to reference issues without using keywords, enter a single star: * in the Referencing keywords setting. In this case, any issue ID found in the message will be linked to the changeset.

Example of a working commit message using default keywords:

This commit refs #1, #2 and fixes #3

This message would reference issues 1 and 2 and automatically fix issue 3.
After a keyword issue IDs can be separated with a space, a comma or &.

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