How to Navigate Through Redmine Application Settings (Part 1)

For certain individuals, setting up Redmine may seem like a walk in the park. Yet, consider the possibility that you're a non-technical project manager who simply needs to concentrate on meeting the deadlines and not updating software or going through the application setting.

At the same time, you do not want to use a hosted Redmine tool. How would you go through the application setting? Here's an easy guide for you.

Application Settings

On the "Administration > Settings" page, admins can get to different worldwide level application settings.

General settings

Application title

The title shows up in the heading of the application. This is the connection simply under the little bar with « Home/My page/Projects/Help» when you're signed in.

Welcome content

The text showed on the landing page of Redmine.

Items per page choices

Here you can arrange the fixed qualities which clients can choose for the measure of articles (issues, submits, and so on), which are shown per page.

Default: 25, 50, 100

List items per page

The quantity of list items which are shown per page.

Default: 20

Days showed on project activity:

The underlying (and repeating while at the same time perusing) measure of long periods of which the project(s)- movement appears in the action tab.

Hostname and path

Hostname and path of your Redmine worker. This name is utilized to compose URLs in messages sent to clients. i.e.: the hostname of this exact Redmine is

Redmine surmises the estimation of this setting and shows it for instance underneath the content box. The speculated esteem is proper for your Redmine worker much of the time.


The protocol used to create joins in email notices. Default: http

Connections in email are "speculated", however can't decide if you're utilizing an unstable web worker (http) or a protected one (https - > http over SSL).

Text designing

Designing strategy applied to the "description" fields of the issues, news, records...

You can choose Textile (default) or Markdown.

Cache formatted text (1.0)

Text arranging changes crude content to HTML and runs each time an organized book is sent to a client's program (eg. issue portrayal, wiki page...), and this procedure can be delayed with huge pages or messages.

This setting lets you empower the reserving of organized content.

The capacity to be utilized to store reserved information relies upon the setup of a store. The default reserve store is FileStore. It stores reserved information as records in tmp/reserve registry.

You can design to change the reserve store to another one, for example, MemoryStore and MemCacheStore by including a setting like

config.cache_store =:memory_store to your config/surroundings/production.rb, for instance:

Rails.application.configure do

# Settings determined here will overshadow those in config/application.rb

config.cache_store =:memory_store

Wiki history compression

Let's you enact compression for wiki history stockpiling (diminishes database size). Default: disabled

Most extreme number of items in Atom feed

The maximum number of records contained in Atom takes care of. Default: 15



This alternative lets you pick a custom theme.

Redmine is dispatched with two extra subjects other than the default topic:

Alternative, which for the most part gives issue list colorization dependent on issues needed.

Classic, which is gotten from the Redmine 0.5.1 plan and brings a great look.

The screen capture of the alt theme:

Themes are situated in broad public/themes/. You can peruse more about Themes.

Default language

The default language is chosen when the application couldn't decide the client's program language. The default language is likewise utilized when sending e-mails to different clients. Default: English

Force default language for anonymous clients

Debilitates programmed language discovery dependent on program setting and power default language for mysterious clients.

Power default language for signed in clients

Incapacitates "Language" setting on Me page and forces default language for signed in clients.

Start schedules on

Let's you pick the principal day of the week.

The default esteem "Depends on the client's language". With this setting, the primary day of the week fluctuates by the client. For instance, if the client's language is set to English, the schedule begins on Sunday.

Date group

Lets you pick how dates are shown:

  • In view of the client's language: dates will be shown explicitly for every client, as indicated by the administration characterized for its language

  • Different configurations: dates will consistently be shown utilizing the predefined design

Default: Based on the client's language

Time format

Lets you pick how times are shown:

  • In view of the client's language: times will be shown explicitly for every client, as per the administration characterized for its language

  • Different administrations: times will consistently be shown utilizing the predetermined configuration

Default: Based on the client's language

Time length position

Let you pick the presentation arrangement of stretches of time (evaluated time, invested energy, and so on).

0.75 (default): Displays in decimal.

0:45 h: Displays in "HH:MM" position.

User display:

Let's you pick how usernames are shown. The accompanying mixes are given:

  • Firstname

  • Firstname Surname

  • Last name FirstName

  • Last name, Firstname

  • Username

Use Gravatar symbols

Whenever empowered, user Gravatars (universally perceived symbol) will be shown in a few spots.

Default Gravatar picture

The picture to use for clients who don't have a Gravatar.

Show connection thumbnails

Whenever empowered, thumbnails of joined pictures are shown underneath the rundown of connected documents.

Thumbnails size

The size of thumbnail pictures in pixels when "Show connection thumbnails" is empowered.

Default: 100

Project menu tab for making new items

Let you pick the kind of tab for making new articles.

none: doesn't show either the "New issue" tab or "+" drop-down.

Show the "New issue" tab: shows the "New issue" tab that was shown in Redmine 3.2 and prior.

Show the "+" drop-down (default): shows "+" drop-down that can be utilized to make different articles, for example, issue, wiki page, etc.


Verification required

In the event that this choice is checked, no page of the application is open to mysterious clients. Clients must sign in to get to the application. Default: No


This choice lets clients utilize the auto-login include. Default: Disabled


This alternative allows you to empower/incapacitate new clients self-enrollment:

  • disabled: clients are not permitted to enlist

  • account initiation by email: new clients get an email containing a connection used to enact their records (clients must give a substantial email address).

  • manual record enactment (default): new clients' records are made yet need executive endorsement. Heads get an email advising them that a record is pending their endorsement.

  • programmed account enactment: new clients can sign in when they have enlisted.

See Register for additional insights concerning self-enlistment.

Show custom fields on enlistment

Permit clients to erase their own account

Whenever empowered, clients can erase their record by clicking "Erase my record" connect put in the sidebar on the "My record" page.

Default: Enabled

Shortest Password length

We should the administrator settle on the base length of the picked passwords.

Default: 8

Require change of password after

Whenever empowered, clients are compelled to change their secret phrase occasionally. You can set the greatest secret phrase age from 6 alternatives between 7 days and 365 days.

Password loss

In the event that this choice is checked, lost secret phrase usefulness is accessible. Default: Yes

Most extreme number of extra email addresses

Permit OpenID login and enlistment

Gives the administrator an approach to incapacitate OpenID logins and enrollments.

Note that the setting is unchanging as long as the reliance for the component (an introduced duplicate of the ruby-OpenID pearl) isn't met.

Expired session

Meeting most extreme lifetime: Lets the overseer set the greatest lifetime of the meeting

Meeting idleness break: Lets the executive determine after how long of latency the meeting times out.

  • Cautioning 1: Changing these settings may lapse the current meetings (counting your own).

  • Cautioning 2: Redmine utilizes the rails cookiestore for meeting the executives. We unequivocally encourage you to set a most extreme meeting lifetime. On the off chance that you don't, it is hypothetically conceivable that an aggressor takes the meeting treat and re-utilizes it.


  • enable REST web administration

  • enable JSONP support


Continue reading with How to Navigate Through Redmine Application Settings (Part 2).


Author: Adnan Gohar, Lukáš Beňa



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