The security configuration variable

security is enabled by default, and should be enabled whenever Archiveopteryx is used in production. It causes the servers to lock themselves into a chroot jail and run with very limited unix and database privileges. Most notably, they cannot open files or delete messages. Turning security off has exactly one advantage: it simplifies debugging.

security is a toggle. Its default value is true:

security = true

You can see its current value with the command aox show cf security.

Toggle syntax

Toggles are written as a single word. Yes, true, on, 1, and enabled all mean that the toggle is enabled, while no, false, off, 0, and disabled unsurprisingly mean disabled. Toggles are case-insensitive.

Spaces are allowed at the start of the line, before and after '=', and after the value. Comments extend from '#' to the end of the line.

In case of questions, please write to info@aox.org.

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Last modified: 2010-11-19
Location: aox.org/conf/security