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List of Configuration Files
VuFind uses many configuration files to control its functionality. They can be found in a few different places. This page provides an overview of all of the available configurations.
Be sure to read about the local settings directory for details on how to override VuFind's default configurations. In general, it is better to create local custom copies of configurations rather than editing them in place.
The most commonly customized VuFind settings can be found in simple .ini files found in a handful of locations. This section summarizes them.
The bulk of VuFind configurations are found here. Commonly used configuration files of interest to a majority of users are marked with .
|Aleph.ini||Configurations for the Aleph ILS.|
|Amicus.ini||Configurations for the Amicus ILS.|
|authority.ini, authsearchspecs.yaml||Configurations for VuFind's optional authority record search module.|
|Collection.ini||Configurations related to Hierarchies and Collections.|
|combined.ini||Configurations for combining multiple search types.|
|config.ini||VuFind's primary configuration file, containing many global settings.|
|DAIA.ini||Configurations for the DAIA ILS API.|
|Demo.ini||Configurations for the Demo ILS driver.|
|EDS.ini||Configurations for the EBSCO Discovery Service.|
|EIT.ini||Configurations for the EBSCO Integration Toolkit.|
|Evergreen.ini||Configurations for the Evergreen ILS.|
|export.ini||Configurations controlling VuFind's record export capabilities.|
|facets.ini||Configurations for Solr faceting (facet settings for other search backends are found in API-specific configurations like Summon.ini, etc.)|
|fulltext.ini||Configurations for extracting full text during indexing.|
|HierarchyDefault.ini, HierarchyFlat.ini||Configurations related to Hierarchies and Collections.|
|httpd-vufind.conf||A template used by VuFind's install script to create an Apache configuration; should rarely need to be edited by hand.|
|Horizon.ini, HorizonXMLAPI.ini||Configurations for the Horizon ILS.|
|Innovative.ini||Configurations for the III Millennium ILS.|
|Koha.ini||Configurations for the Koha ILS.|
|LBS4.ini||Configurations for the LBS4 ILS.|
|LibGuides.ini||Configurations for the LibGuides search module.|
|MultiBackend.ini||Configurations for using multiple ILS systems with VuFind.|
|NewGenLib.ini||Configurations for the NewGenLib ILS.|
|NoILS.ini||Configurations for disabling VuFind's ILS support (or dealing with a temporarily offline ILS).|
|OpenUrlRules.json||Configurations for controlling when OpenURL links are displayed (see OpenURLs for details).|
|Pazpar2.ini||Configurations for using Pazpar2 federated search with VuFind.|
|permissions.ini||Configurations for VuFind's authorization system.|
|Polaris.ini||Configurations for the Polaris ILS.|
|Primo.ini||Configurations for the Primo Central search API.|
|RecordCache.ini||Configurations for Record Caching.|
|RecordTabs.ini||Configurations for Record Tabs - added in VuFind 6.|
|reserves.ini, reservessearchspecs.yaml||Configurations related to Solr-based course reserves.|
|SearchApiRecordFields.yaml||Record field configuration for the Search API, useful for specifying additional (e.g. locally defined) fields so that they become available via the API. Also used for building the Swagger specification for the API.|
|searchbox.ini||Configurations related to VuFind's search box, useful when combining multiple search types.|
|searches.ini||Configurations related to VuFind's Solr search options (equivalent settings for other search backends are found in API-specific configurations like Summon.ini, etc.).|
|searchspecs.yaml||Solr search definitions – see search customization for details.|
|Sierra.ini||Configurations for the Sierra ILS.|
|sitemap.ini||Configurations for generating XML sitemaps to aid search engine optimization.|
|sms.ini||Configurations related to text messaging.|
|Summon.ini||Configurations for the Summon search API.|
|Symphony.ini||Configurations for the Symphony ILS.|
|Unicorn.ini||Configurations for the Unicorn ILS.|
|Virtua.ini||Configurations for the Virtua ILS.|
|Voyager.ini, VoyagerRestful.ini||Configurations for the Voyager ILS.|
|VuDL.ini||Configurations for integration with VuDL (deprecated).|
|webcrawl.ini, websearchspecs.yaml, website.ini||Configurations for indexing websites.|
|WorldCat.ini||Configurations for using the WorldCat search API.|
|XCNCIP2.ini||Configurations for the XC NCIP Toolkit (ILS abstraction layer).|
Record harvesting tools can be found here. See the OAI-PMH Harvesting page for more details.
Some import-specific configuration files can be found here; see the indexing section of the manual for more details.
If you are using VuFind's Solr index, you can customize it using various XML configuration files found beneath VuFind's solr subdirectory. The Solr index is separated into cores for different purposes, and each core contains a conf/ subdirectory containing solrconfig.xml and schema.xml files (among others) that configure that core. See the Solr documentation for more details.
Zend Framework Configurations
VuFind is built on Zend Framework, and the framework itself uses a few configuration files.
The top-level ZF configuration can be found in config/application.config.php. Under normal circumstances, this file should never be edited – key settings that a user might want to override can be controlled through environment variables.
The ZF application is split into modules, each of which contains a config/module.config.php file that defines the resources and settings used within that module. These can be overridden by creating a local custom module.
VuFind's views are displayed using a custom system inspired by ZF design. Each theme contains a theme.config.php file which contains theme-specific settings. See the User Interface Customization page for more information.