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Mischa The Evil, 2009-06-12 01:59
Added command to install the ruby-openid gem

Application Settings

General settings

Application title

Title which appears in heading of the application. This is the link just under the little bar with « Home/My page/Projects/Help» when you're logged in.

Welcome text

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


This option lets you choose a custom theme.
Redmine is shipped with two additional themes besides the default theme:
  • alternate, which mainly provides issue list colorization based on issues priority.
  • classic, which is derived from the Redmine 0.5.1 design and brings a classic look.

Screenshot of the alternate theme:

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

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

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

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

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

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

Time format

Lets you choose how times are displayed:

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

Default: Based on user's language

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

Users display format

Lets you choose how usernames are displayed. The following combinations are provided:

  • Firstname
  • Firstname Surname
  • Surname Firstname
  • Surname, Firstname
  • Username

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

Attachment max. size

Maximum size of uploaded files (in kibi-bytes). Default: 5120 (i.e. 5 mebi-bytes )

Objects per page options

Here you can configure the fixed values which users can select for the amount of objects (issues, commits etc.) which are displayed per page.

Default: 25, 50, 100

Days displayed on project activity

The initial (and recurring while browsing) amount of days of which the project(s)-activity is shown in the activity-tab.

Host name

Host name of your redmine server. This name is used to write URL in emails sent to users. i.e.: the hostname of this precise redmine is

Will become "Host name and path" in Redmine 0.9.0 which also adds support to "guess" the correct setting


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

Links in email are "guessed", but can't determine whether you're using an unsecure web server (http) or a secure one (https -> http over SSL).

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

Use Gravatar user icons

If enabled, users Gravatars (globally recognized avatar) will be displayed in several places.

Will move to a new "Display"-tab in Redmine 0.9.0.

Max size of text files displayed inline KB

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. It provides a way to limit the maximum size of text files which are display inline.

Max number of diff lines displayed

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. It provides a way to limit the maximum number of diff lines which are displayed by Redmine.


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.

Minimum password lenght

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. Let's the admin decide on the minimum lenght of the chosen passwords.

Default: 4

Lost password

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

Allow OpenID login and registration

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. Will provide the admin a way to disable OpenID logins and registrations.
Note that the setting is immutable as long as the dependency for the feature (an installed copy of the ruby-openid gem) is not met. You can simply install it using gem install ruby-openid.


New projects are public by default

The default state of newly created projects. The project can still be made non-public while creating new project or after the creation of the project.

Generate sequential project identifiers

This setting will let Redmine propose sequential project identifiers for you. This can still be manually changed only while creating the project, not afterwards.

Role given to a non-admin user who creates a project

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. It adds a setting to choose which role is given by default to a non-admin user who creates a project (this only applies when you have configured Redmine permissions in such a way that non-admin users are actually priviledged to create projects).

Issue tracking

Allow cross-project issue relations

If set to true, relations between issues from different projects can be created. Default: No

Display subprojects issues on main projects by default

If set to true, subprojects issues will be displayed by default on the issue list, calendar and gantt of the main projects (Since r1198). Default: Yes

Issues export limit

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

Default columns displayed on the issue list

This setting lets you define which columns are displayed on the issue lists by default.
Only custom fields that are marked as 'For all projects' can be selected here.

Email notifications

Emission mail address

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

Blind carbon copy recipients (bcc)

If set to true, email notification will be sent as Blind carbon copy. Default: Yes

Plain text mail

If set to true, emails are sent in plain text only (no HTML).

Emails footer

Here you can enter some text that will be appended to the emails sent by the application.

Incoming emails

See for detailed instructions about these settings RedmineReceivingEmails.

Enable WS for incoming emails

Redmine can be configured to allow issue creation or comments via email. In order to use that feature, you have to enable the API that receives emails. That is where this setting is for. Default: Off

API key

Within this setting you can enter a secret key used for the issue creation or comments via email feature.


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 using cron to regularly retrieve the revisions for all of the repositories in the background.

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

You can also call this task from your repository in a post-commit or post-receive hook, so that changesets are fetched after each commit.
Here is a tutorial for doing so with git:

Enable WS for repository management

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

Enabled SCM

Here you can (de)select the SCM-systems Redmine should "provide" to the individual projects. This setting is usefull if you only support several SCM-systems (e.g. only Git or only SVN).

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:


Maximum number of revisions displayed on file log

This setting will be added in Redmine 0.9.0. It provides a way to limit the amount of revisions which are retrieved from the SCM for a certain, browsed path.

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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