Configuration Cheat Sheet

This is a cheat sheet for the Gitea configuration file. It contains most of the settings that can be configured as well as their default values.

Any changes to the Gitea configuration file should be made in custom/conf/app.ini or any corresponding location. When installing from a distribution, this will typically be found at /etc/gitea/conf/app.ini.

The defaults provided here are best-effort (not built automatically). They are accurately recorded in app.example.ini (s/master/<tag|release>). Any string in the format %(X)s is a feature powered by ini, for reading values recursively.

Values containing # or ; must be quoted using ` or """.

Note: A full restart is required for Gitea configuration changes to take effect.

Overall (DEFAULT)

  • APP_NAME: Gitea: Git with a cup of tea: Application name, used in the page title.
  • RUN_USER: git: The user Gitea will run as. This should be a dedicated system (non-user) account. Setting this incorrectly will cause Gitea to not start.
  • RUN_MODE: dev: For performance and other purposes, change this to prod when deployed to a production environment. The installation process will set this to prod automatically. [prod, dev, test]

Repository (repository)

  • ROOT: ~/gitea-repositories/: Root path for storing all repository data. It must be an absolute path.
  • SCRIPT_TYPE: bash: The script type this server supports. Usually this is bash, but some users report that only sh is available.
  • DETECTED_CHARSETS_ORDER: UTF-8, UTF-16BE, UTF-16LE, UTF-32BE, UTF-32LE, ISO-8859, windows-1252, ISO-8859, windows-1250, ISO-8859, ISO-8859, ISO-8859, windows-1253, ISO-8859, windows-1255, ISO-8859, windows-1251, windows-1256, KOI8-R, ISO-8859, windows-1254, Shift_JIS, GB18030, EUC-JP, EUC-KR, Big5, ISO-2022, ISO-2022, ISO-2022, IBM424_rtl, IBM424_ltr, IBM420_rtl, IBM420_ltr: Tie-break order of detected charsets - if the detected charsets have equal confidence, charsets earlier in the list will be chosen in preference to those later. Adding defaults will place the unnamed charsets at that point.
  • ANSI_CHARSET: <empty>: Default ANSI charset to override non-UTF-8 charsets to.
  • FORCE_PRIVATE: false: Force every new repository to be private.
  • DEFAULT_PRIVATE: last: Default private when creating a new repository. [last, private, public]
  • DEFAULT_PUSH_CREATE_PRIVATE: true: Default private when creating a new repository with push-to-create.
  • MAX_CREATION_LIMIT: -1: Global maximum creation limit of repositories per user, -1 means no limit.
  • PULL_REQUEST_QUEUE_LENGTH: 1000: Length of pull request patch test queue, make it as large as possible. Use caution when editing this value.
  • MIRROR_QUEUE_LENGTH: 1000: Patch test queue length, increase if pull request patch testing starts hanging.
  • PREFERRED_LICENSES: Apache License 2.0,MIT License: Preferred Licenses to place at the top of the list. Name must match file name in conf/license or custom/conf/license.
  • DISABLE_HTTP_GIT: false: Disable the ability to interact with repositories over the HTTP protocol.
  • USE_COMPAT_SSH_URI: false: Force ssh:// clone url instead of scp-style uri when default SSH port is used.
  • ACCESS_CONTROL_ALLOW_ORIGIN: <empty>: Value for Access-Control-Allow-Origin header, default is not to present. WARNING: This maybe harmful to you website if you do not give it a right value.
  • DEFAULT_CLOSE_ISSUES_VIA_COMMITS_IN_ANY_BRANCH: false: Close an issue if a commit on a non default branch marks it as closed.
  • ENABLE_PUSH_CREATE_USER: false: Allow users to push local repositories to Gitea and have them automatically created for a user.
  • ENABLE_PUSH_CREATE_ORG: false: Allow users to push local repositories to Gitea and have them automatically created for an org.
  • DISABLED_REPO_UNITS: empty: Comma separated list of globally disabled repo units. Allowed values: [repo.issues, repo.ext_issues, repo.pulls, repo.wiki, repo.ext_wiki, repo.projects]
  • DEFAULT_REPO_UNITS: repo.code,repo.releases,repo.issues,repo.pulls,repo.wiki,repo.projects: Comma separated list of default repo units. Allowed values: [repo.code, repo.releases, repo.issues, repo.pulls, repo.wiki, repo.projects]. Note: Code and Releases can currently not be deactivated. If you specify default repo units you should still list them for future compatibility. External wiki and issue tracker can’t be enabled by default as it requires additional settings. Disabled repo units will not be added to new repositories regardless if it is in the default list.
  • PREFIX_ARCHIVE_FILES: true: Prefix archive files by placing them in a directory named after the repository.
  • DISABLE_MIRRORS: false: Disable the creation of new mirrors. Pre-existing mirrors remain valid.
  • DEFAULT_BRANCH: master: Default branch name of all repositories.
  • ALLOW_ADOPTION_OF_UNADOPTED_REPOSITORIES: false: Allow non-admin users to adopt unadopted repositories
  • ALLOW_DELETION_OF_UNADOPTED_REPOSITORIES: false: Allow non-admin users to delete unadopted repositories

Repository - Editor (repository.editor)

  • LINE_WRAP_EXTENSIONS: .txt,.md,.markdown,.mdown,.mkd,: List of file extensions for which lines should be wrapped in the Monaco editor. Separate extensions with a comma. To line wrap files without an extension, just put a comma
  • PREVIEWABLE_FILE_MODES: markdown: Valid file modes that have a preview API associated with them, such as api/v1/markdown. Separate the values by commas. The preview tab in edit mode won’t be displayed if the file extension doesn’t match.

Repository - Pull Request (repository.pull-request)

  • WORK_IN_PROGRESS_PREFIXES: WIP:,[WIP]: List of prefixes used in Pull Request title to mark them as Work In Progress
  • CLOSE_KEYWORDS: close, closes, closed, fix, fixes, fixed, resolve, resolves, resolved: List of keywords used in Pull Request comments to automatically close a related issue
  • REOPEN_KEYWORDS: reopen, reopens, reopened: List of keywords used in Pull Request comments to automatically reopen a related issue
  • DEFAULT_MERGE_MESSAGE_COMMITS_LIMIT: 50: In the default merge message for squash commits include at most this many commits. Set to -1 to include all commits
  • DEFAULT_MERGE_MESSAGE_SIZE: 5120: In the default merge message for squash commits limit the size of the commit messages. Set to -1 to have no limit.
  • DEFAULT_MERGE_MESSAGE_ALL_AUTHORS: false: In the default merge message for squash commits walk all commits to include all authors in the Co-authored-by otherwise just use those in the limited list
  • DEFAULT_MERGE_MESSAGE_MAX_APPROVERS: 10: In default merge messages limit the number of approvers listed as Reviewed-by:. Set to -1 to include all.
  • DEFAULT_MERGE_MESSAGE_OFFICIAL_APPROVERS_ONLY: true: In default merge messages only include approvers who are officially allowed to review.

Repository - Issue (repository.issue)

  • LOCK_REASONS: Too heated,Off-topic,Resolved,Spam: A list of reasons why a Pull Request or Issue can be locked

Repository - Upload (repository.upload)

  • ENABLED: true: Whether repository file uploads are enabled
  • TEMP_PATH: data/tmp/uploads: Path for uploads (tmp gets deleted on gitea restart)
  • ALLOWED_TYPES: <empty>: Comma-separated list of allowed file extensions (.zip), mime types (text/plain) or wildcard type (image/*, audio/*, video/*). Empty value or */* allows all types.
  • FILE_MAX_SIZE: 3: Max size of each file in megabytes.
  • MAX_FILES: 5: Max number of files per upload

Repository - Release (repository.release)

  • ALLOWED_TYPES: <empty>: Comma-separated list of allowed file extensions (.zip), mime types (text/plain) or wildcard type (image/*, audio/*, video/*). Empty value or */* allows all types.

Repository - Signing (repository.signing)

  • SIGNING_KEY: default: [none, KEYID, default ]: Key to sign with.
  • SIGNING_NAME & SIGNING_EMAIL: if a KEYID is provided as the SIGNING_KEY, use these as the Name and Email address of the signer. These should match publicized name and email address for the key.
  • INITIAL_COMMIT: always: [never, pubkey, twofa, always]: Sign initial commit.
    • never: Never sign
    • pubkey: Only sign if the user has a public key
    • twofa: Only sign if the user is logged in with twofa
    • always: Always sign
    • Options other than never and always can be combined as a comma separated list.
  • DEFAULT_TRUST_MODEL: collaborator: [collaborator, committer, collaboratorcommitter]: The default trust model used for verifying commits.
    • collaborator: Trust signatures signed by keys of collaborators.
    • committer: Trust signatures that match committers (This matches GitHub and will force Gitea signed commits to have Gitea as the commmitter).
    • collaboratorcommitter: Trust signatures signed by keys of collaborators which match the commiter.
  • WIKI: never: [never, pubkey, twofa, always, parentsigned]: Sign commits to wiki.
  • CRUD_ACTIONS: pubkey, twofa, parentsigned: [never, pubkey, twofa, parentsigned, always]: Sign CRUD actions.
    • Options as above, with the addition of:
    • parentsigned: Only sign if the parent commit is signed.
  • MERGES: pubkey, twofa, basesigned, commitssigned: [never, pubkey, twofa, approved, basesigned, commitssigned, always]: Sign merges.
    • approved: Only sign approved merges to a protected branch.
    • basesigned: Only sign if the parent commit in the base repo is signed.
    • headsigned: Only sign if the head commit in the head branch is signed.
    • commitssigned: Only sign if all the commits in the head branch to the merge point are signed.

Repository - Local (repository.local)

  • LOCAL_COPY_PATH: tmp/local-repo: Path for temporary local repository copies. Defaults to tmp/local-repo

CORS (cors)

  • ENABLED: false: enable cors headers (disabled by default)
  • SCHEME: http: scheme of allowed requests
  • ALLOW_DOMAIN: *: list of requesting domains that are allowed
  • ALLOW_SUBDOMAIN: false: allow subdomains of headers listed above to request
  • METHODS: GET,HEAD,POST,PUT,PATCH,DELETE,OPTIONS: list of methods allowed to request
  • MAX_AGE: 10m: max time to cache response
  • ALLOW_CREDENTIALS: false: allow request with credentials

UI (ui)

  • EXPLORE_PAGING_NUM: 20: Number of repositories that are shown in one explore page.
  • ISSUE_PAGING_NUM: 10: Number of issues that are shown in one page (for all pages that list issues).
  • MEMBERS_PAGING_NUM: 20: Number of members that are shown in organization members.
  • FEED_MAX_COMMIT_NUM: 5: Number of maximum commits shown in one activity feed.
  • FEED_PAGING_NUM: 20: Number of items that are displayed in home feed.
  • GRAPH_MAX_COMMIT_NUM: 100: Number of maximum commits shown in the commit graph.
  • CODE_COMMENT_LINES: 4: Number of line of codes shown for a code comment.
  • DEFAULT_THEME: gitea: [gitea, arc-green]: Set the default theme for the Gitea install.
  • SHOW_USER_EMAIL: true: Whether the email of the user should be shown in the Explore Users page.
  • THEMES: gitea,arc-green: All available themes. Allow users select personalized themes. regardless of the value of DEFAULT_THEME.
  • THEME_COLOR_META_TAG: #6cc644: Value of theme-color meta tag, used by Android >= 5.0. An invalid color like “none” or “disable” will have the default style. More info: https://developers.google.com/web/updates/2014/11/Support-for-theme-color-in-Chrome-39-for-Android
  • MAX_DISPLAY_FILE_SIZE: 8388608: Max size of files to be displayed (default is 8MiB)
  • REACTIONS: All available reactions users can choose on issues/prs and comments Values can be emoji alias (😄) or a unicode emoji. For custom reactions, add a tightly cropped square image to public/emoji/img/reaction_name.png
  • DEFAULT_SHOW_FULL_NAME: false: Whether the full name of the users should be shown where possible. If the full name isn’t set, the username will be used.
  • SEARCH_REPO_DESCRIPTION: true: Whether to search within description at repository search on explore page.
  • USE_SERVICE_WORKER: true: Whether to enable a Service Worker to cache frontend assets.

UI - Admin (ui.admin)

  • USER_PAGING_NUM: 50: Number of users that are shown in one page.
  • REPO_PAGING_NUM: 50: Number of repos that are shown in one page.
  • NOTICE_PAGING_NUM: 25: Number of notices that are shown in one page.
  • ORG_PAGING_NUM: 50: Number of organizations that are shown in one page.

UI - Metadata (ui.meta)

  • AUTHOR: Gitea - Git with a cup of tea: Author meta tag of the homepage.
  • DESCRIPTION: Gitea (Git with a cup of tea) is a painless self-hosted Git service written in Go: Description meta tag of the homepage.
  • KEYWORDS: go,git,self-hosted,gitea: Keywords meta tag of the homepage.

UI - Notification (ui.notification)

  • MIN_TIMEOUT: 10s: These options control how often notification endpoint is polled to update the notification count. On page load the notification count will be checked after MIN_TIMEOUT. The timeout will increase to MAX_TIMEOUT by TIMEOUT_STEP if the notification count is unchanged. Set MIN_TIMEOUT to 0 to turn off.
  • MAX_TIMEOUT: 60s.
  • TIMEOUT_STEP: 10s.
  • EVENT_SOURCE_UPDATE_TIME: 10s: This setting determines how often the database is queried to update notification counts. If the browser client supports EventSource and SharedWorker, a SharedWorker will be used in preference to polling notification endpoint. Set to -1 to disable the EventSource.

Markdown (markdown)

  • ENABLE_HARD_LINE_BREAK_IN_COMMENTS: true: Render soft line breaks as hard line breaks in comments, which means a single newline character between paragraphs will cause a line break and adding trailing whitespace to paragraphs is not necessary to force a line break.
  • ENABLE_HARD_LINE_BREAK_IN_DOCUMENTS: false: Render soft line breaks as hard line breaks in documents, which means a single newline character between paragraphs will cause a line break and adding trailing whitespace to paragraphs is not necessary to force a line break.
  • CUSTOM_URL_SCHEMES: Use a comma separated list (ftp,git,svn) to indicate additional URL hyperlinks to be rendered in Markdown. URLs beginning in http and https are always displayed

Server (server)

  • PROTOCOL: http: [http, https, fcgi, unix, fcgi+unix]

  • DOMAIN: localhost: Domain name of this server.

  • ROOT_URL: %(PROTOCOL)s://%(DOMAIN)s:%(HTTP_PORT)s/: Overwrite the automatically generated public URL. This is useful if the internal and the external URL don’t match (e.g. in Docker).

  • STATIC_URL_PREFIX: <empty>: Overwrite this option to request static resources from a different URL. This includes CSS files, images, JS files and web fonts. Avatar images are dynamic resources and still served by gitea. The option can be just a different path, as in /static, or another domain, as in https://cdn.example.com. Requests are then made as %(ROOT_URL)s/static/css/index.css and https://cdn.example.com/css/index.css respective. The static files are located in the public/ directory of the gitea source repository.

  • HTTP_ADDR: 0.0.0.0: HTTP listen address.

    • If PROTOCOL is set to fcgi, Gitea will listen for FastCGI requests on TCP socket defined by HTTP_ADDR and HTTP_PORT configuration settings.
    • If PROTOCOL is set to unix or fcgi+unix, this should be the name of the Unix socket file to use.
  • HTTP_PORT: 3000: HTTP listen port.

    • If PROTOCOL is set to fcgi, Gitea will listen for FastCGI requests on TCP socket defined by HTTP_ADDR and HTTP_PORT configuration settings.
  • UNIX_SOCKET_PERMISSION: 666: Permissions for the Unix socket.

  • LOCAL_ROOT_URL: %(PROTOCOL)s://%(HTTP_ADDR)s:%(HTTP_PORT)s/: Local (DMZ) URL for Gitea workers (such as SSH update) accessing web service. In most cases you do not need to change the default value. Alter it only if your SSH server node is not the same as HTTP node. Do not set this variable if PROTOCOL is set to unix.

  • DISABLE_SSH: false: Disable SSH feature when it’s not available.

  • START_SSH_SERVER: false: When enabled, use the built-in SSH server.

  • BUILTIN_SSH_SERVER_USER: %(RUN_USER)s: Username to use for the built-in SSH Server.

  • SSH_DOMAIN: %(DOMAIN)s: Domain name of this server, used for displayed clone URL.

  • SSH_PORT: 22: SSH port displayed in clone URL.

  • SSH_LISTEN_HOST: 0.0.0.0: Listen address for the built-in SSH server.

  • SSH_LISTEN_PORT: %(SSH_PORT)s: Port for the built-in SSH server.

  • SSH_ROOT_PATH: ~/.ssh: Root path of SSH directory.

  • SSH_CREATE_AUTHORIZED_KEYS_FILE: true: Gitea will create a authorized_keys file by default when it is not using the internal ssh server. If you intend to use the AuthorizedKeysCommand functionality then you should turn this off.

  • SSH_AUTHORIZED_KEYS_BACKUP: true: Enable SSH Authorized Key Backup when rewriting all keys, default is true.

  • SSH_TRUSTED_USER_CA_KEYS: <empty>: Specifies the public keys of certificate authorities that are trusted to sign user certificates for authentication. Multiple keys should be comma separated. E.g.ssh-<algorithm> <key> or ssh-<algorithm> <key1>, ssh-<algorithm> <key2>. For more information see TrustedUserCAKeys in the sshd config man pages. When empty no file will be created and SSH_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_ALLOW will default to off.

  • SSH_TRUSTED_USER_CA_KEYS_FILENAME: RUN_USER/.ssh/gitea-trusted-user-ca-keys.pem: Absolute path of the TrustedUserCaKeys file gitea will manage. If you’re running your own ssh server and you want to use the gitea managed file you’ll also need to modify your sshd_config to point to this file. The official docker image will automatically work without further configuration.

  • SSH_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_ALLOW: off or username, email: [off, username, email, anything]: Specify the principals values that users are allowed to use as principal. When set to anything no checks are done on the principal string. When set to off authorized principal are not allowed to be set.

  • SSH_CREATE_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_FILE: false/true: Gitea will create a authorized_principals file by default when it is not using the internal ssh server and SSH_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_ALLOW is not off.

  • SSH_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_BACKUP: false/true: Enable SSH Authorized Principals Backup when rewriting all keys, default is true if SSH_AUTHORIZED_PRINCIPALS_ALLOW is not off.

  • SSH_SERVER_CIPHERS: aes128-ctr, aes192-ctr, aes256-ctr, aes128-gcm@openssh.com, arcfour256, arcfour128: For the built-in SSH server, choose the ciphers to support for SSH connections, for system SSH this setting has no effect.

  • SSH_SERVER_KEY_EXCHANGES: diffie-hellman-group1-sha1, diffie-hellman-group14-sha1, ecdh-sha2-nistp256, ecdh-sha2-nistp384, ecdh-sha2-nistp521, curve25519-sha256@libssh.org: For the built-in SSH server, choose the key exchange algorithms to support for SSH connections, for system SSH this setting has no effect.

  • SSH_SERVER_MACS: hmac-sha2-256-etm@openssh.com, hmac-sha2-256, hmac-sha1, hmac-sha1-96: For the built-in SSH server, choose the MACs to support for SSH connections, for system SSH this setting has no effect

  • SSH_KEY_TEST_PATH: /tmp: Directory to create temporary files in when testing public keys using ssh-keygen, default is the system temporary directory.

  • SSH_KEYGEN_PATH: ssh-keygen: Path to ssh-keygen, default is ‘ssh-keygen’ which means the shell is responsible for finding out which one to call.

  • SSH_EXPOSE_ANONYMOUS: false: Enable exposure of SSH clone URL to anonymous visitors, default is false.

  • MINIMUM_KEY_SIZE_CHECK: true: Indicate whether to check minimum key size with corresponding type.

  • OFFLINE_MODE: false: Disables use of CDN for static files and Gravatar for profile pictures.

  • DISABLE_ROUTER_LOG: false: Mute printing of the router log.

  • CERT_FILE: https/cert.pem: Cert file path used for HTTPS. When chaining, the server certificate must come first, then intermediate CA certificates (if any). From 1.11 paths are relative to CUSTOM_PATH.

  • KEY_FILE: https/key.pem: Key file path used for HTTPS. From 1.11 paths are relative to CUSTOM_PATH.

  • STATIC_ROOT_PATH: ./: Upper level of template and static files path.

  • APP_DATA_PATH: data (/data/gitea on docker): Default path for application data.

  • STATIC_CACHE_TIME: 6h: Web browser cache time for static resources on custom/, public/ and all uploaded avatars. Note that this cache is disabled when RUN_MODE is “dev”.

  • ENABLE_GZIP: false: Enables application-level GZIP support.

  • ENABLE_PPROF: false: Application profiling (memory and cpu). For “web” command it listens on localhost:6060. For “serv” command it dumps to disk at PPROF_DATA_PATH as (cpuprofile|memprofile)_<username>_<temporary id>

  • PPROF_DATA_PATH: data/tmp/pprof: PPROF_DATA_PATH, use an absolute path when you start gitea as service

  • LANDING_PAGE: home: Landing page for unauthenticated users [home, explore, organizations, login].

  • LFS_START_SERVER: false: Enables git-lfs support.

  • LFS_CONTENT_PATH: %(APP_DATA_PATH)/lfs: Default LFS content path. (if it is on local storage.)

  • LFS_JWT_SECRET: <empty>: LFS authentication secret, change this a unique string.

  • LFS_HTTP_AUTH_EXPIRY: 20m: LFS authentication validity period in time.Duration, pushes taking longer than this may fail.

  • LFS_MAX_FILE_SIZE: 0: Maximum allowed LFS file size in bytes (Set to 0 for no limit).

  • LFS_LOCKS_PAGING_NUM: 50: Maximum number of LFS Locks returned per page.

  • REDIRECT_OTHER_PORT: false: If true and PROTOCOL is https, allows redirecting http requests on PORT_TO_REDIRECT to the https port Gitea listens on.

  • PORT_TO_REDIRECT: 80: Port for the http redirection service to listen on. Used when REDIRECT_OTHER_PORT is true.

  • ENABLE_LETSENCRYPT: false: If enabled you must set DOMAIN to valid internet facing domain (ensure DNS is set and port 80 is accessible by letsencrypt validation server). By using Lets Encrypt you must consent to their terms of service.

  • LETSENCRYPT_ACCEPTTOS: false: This is an explicit check that you accept the terms of service for Let’s Encrypt.

  • LETSENCRYPT_DIRECTORY: https: Directory that Letsencrypt will use to cache information such as certs and private keys.

  • LETSENCRYPT_EMAIL: email@example.com: Email used by Letsencrypt to notify about problems with issued certificates. (No default)

  • ALLOW_GRACEFUL_RESTARTS: true: Perform a graceful restart on SIGHUP

  • GRACEFUL_HAMMER_TIME: 60s: After a restart the parent process will stop accepting new connections and will allow requests to finish before stopping. Shutdown will be forced if it takes longer than this time.

  • STARTUP_TIMEOUT: 0: Shutsdown the server if startup takes longer than the provided time. On Windows setting this sends a waithint to the SVC host to tell the SVC host startup may take some time. Please note startup is determined by the opening of the listeners - HTTP/HTTPS/SSH. Indexers may take longer to startup and can have their own timeouts.

Database (database)

  • DB_TYPE: mysql: The database type in use [mysql, postgres, mssql, sqlite3].
  • HOST: 127.0.0.1:3306: Database host address and port or absolute path for unix socket [mysql, postgres] (ex: /var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock).
  • NAME: gitea: Database name.
  • USER: root: Database username.
  • PASSWD: <empty>: Database user password. Use `your password` or “““your password””” for quoting if you use special characters in the password.
  • SCHEMA: <empty>: For PostgreSQL only, schema to use if different from “public”. The schema must exist beforehand, the user must have creation privileges on it, and the user search path must be set to the look into the schema first (e.g. ALTER USER user SET SEARCH_PATH = schema_name,"$user",public;).
  • SSL_MODE: disable: SSL/TLS encryption mode for connecting to the database. This option is only applied for PostgreSQL and MySQL.
    • Valid values for MySQL:
      • true: Enable TLS with verification of the database server certificate against its root certificate. When selecting this option make sure that the root certificate required to validate the database server certificate (e.g. the CA certificate) is on the system certificate store of both the database and Gitea servers. See your system documentation for instructions on how to add a CA certificate to the certificate store.
      • false: Disable TLS.
      • disable: Alias for false, for compatibility with PostgreSQL.
      • skip-verify: Enable TLS without database server certificate verification. Use this option if you have self-signed or invalid certificate on the database server.
      • prefer: Enable TLS with fallback to non-TLS connection.
    • Valid values for PostgreSQL:
      • disable: Disable TLS.
      • require: Enable TLS without any verifications.
      • verify-ca: Enable TLS with verification of the database server certificate against its root certificate.
      • verify-full: Enable TLS and verify the database server name matches the given certificate in either the Common Name or Subject Alternative Name fields.
  • SQLITE_TIMEOUT: 500: Query timeout for sqlite3 only.
  • ITERATE_BUFFER_SIZE: 50: Internal buffer size for iterating.
  • CHARSET: utf8mb4: For MySQL only, either “utf8” or “utf8mb4”. NOTICE: for “utf8mb4” you must use MySQL InnoDB > 5.6. Gitea is unable to check this.
  • PATH: data/gitea.db: For SQLite3 only, the database file path.
  • LOG_SQL: true: Log the executed SQL.
  • DB_RETRIES: 10: How many ORM init / DB connect attempts allowed.
  • DB_RETRY_BACKOFF: 3s: time.Duration to wait before trying another ORM init / DB connect attempt, if failure occured.
  • MAX_OPEN_CONNS 0: Database maximum open connections - default is 0, meaning there is no limit.
  • MAX_IDLE_CONNS 2: Max idle database connections on connnection pool, default is 2 - this will be capped to MAX_OPEN_CONNS.
  • CONN_MAX_LIFETIME 0 or 3s: Sets the maximum amount of time a DB connection may be reused - default is 0, meaning there is no limit (except on MySQL where it is 3s - see #6804 & #7071).

Please see #8540 & #8273 for further discussion of the appropriate values for MAX_OPEN_CONNS, MAX_IDLE_CONNS & CONN_MAX_LIFETIME and their relation to port exhaustion.

Indexer (indexer)

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_TYPE: bleve: Issue indexer type, currently supported: bleve, db or elasticsearch.

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_CONN_STR: ****: Issue indexer connection string, available when ISSUE_INDEXER_TYPE is elasticsearch. i.e. http://elastic:changeme@localhost:9200

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_NAME: gitea_issues: Issue indexer name, available when ISSUE_INDEXER_TYPE is elasticsearch

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_PATH: indexers/issues.bleve: Index file used for issue search; available when ISSUE_INDEXER_TYPE is bleve and elasticsearch.

  • The next 4 configuration values are deprecated and should be set in queue.issue_indexer however are kept for backwards compatibility:

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_TYPE: levelqueue: Issue indexer queue, currently supports:channel, levelqueue, redis.

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_DIR: indexers/issues.queue: When ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_TYPE is levelqueue, this will be the queue will be saved path.

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_CONN_STR: addrs=127.0.0.1:6379 db=0: When ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_TYPE is redis, this will store the redis connection string.

  • ISSUE_INDEXER_QUEUE_BATCH_NUMBER: 20: Batch queue number.

  • REPO_INDEXER_ENABLED: false: Enables code search (uses a lot of disk space, about 6 times more than the repository size).

  • REPO_INDEXER_TYPE: bleve: Code search engine type, could be bleve or elasticsearch.

  • REPO_INDEXER_PATH: indexers/repos.bleve: Index file used for code search.

  • REPO_INDEXER_CONN_STR: ****: Code indexer connection string, available when REPO_INDEXER_TYPE is elasticsearch. i.e. http://elastic:changeme@localhost:9200

  • REPO_INDEXER_NAME: gitea_codes: Code indexer name, available when REPO_INDEXER_TYPE is elasticsearch

  • REPO_INDEXER_INCLUDE: empty: A comma separated list of glob patterns (see https://github.com/gobwas/glob) to include in the index. Use **.txt to match any files with .txt extension. An empty list means include all files.

  • REPO_INDEXER_EXCLUDE: empty: A comma separated list of glob patterns (see https://github.com/gobwas/glob) to exclude from the index. Files that match this list will not be indexed, even if they match in REPO_INDEXER_INCLUDE.

  • REPO_INDEXER_EXCLUDE_VENDORED: true: Exclude vendored files from index.

  • UPDATE_BUFFER_LEN: 20: Buffer length of index request.

  • MAX_FILE_SIZE: 1048576: Maximum size in bytes of files to be indexed.

  • STARTUP_TIMEOUT: 30s: If the indexer takes longer than this timeout to start - fail. (This timeout will be added to the hammer time above for child processes - as bleve will not start until the previous parent is shutdown.) Set to zero to never timeout.

Queue (queue and queue.*)

  • TYPE: persistable-channel: General queue type, currently support: persistable-channel, channel, level, redis, dummy
  • DATADIR: queues/: Base DataDir for storing persistent and level queues. DATADIR for individual queues can be set in queue.name sections but will default to DATADIR/name.
  • LENGTH: 20: Maximal queue size before channel queues block
  • BATCH_LENGTH: 20: Batch data before passing to the handler
  • CONN_STR: redis://127.0.0.1:6379/0: Connection string for the redis queue type. Options can be set using query params. Similarly LevelDB options can also be set using: leveldb://relative/path?option=value or leveldb:///absolute/path?option=value
  • QUEUE_NAME: _queue: The suffix for default redis and disk queue name. Individual queues will default to nameQUEUE_NAME but can be overriden in the specific queue.name section.
  • SET_NAME: _unique: The suffix that will be added to the default redis and disk queue set name for unique queues. Individual queues will default to nameQUEUE_NAME_SET_NAME_ but can be overridden in the specific queue.name section.
  • WRAP_IF_NECESSARY: true: Will wrap queues with a timeoutable queue if the selected queue is not ready to be created - (Only relevant for the level queue.)
  • MAX_ATTEMPTS: 10: Maximum number of attempts to create the wrapped queue
  • TIMEOUT: GRACEFUL_HAMMER_TIME + 30s: Timeout the creation of the wrapped queue if it takes longer than this to create.
  • Queues by default come with a dynamically scaling worker pool. The following settings configure this:
  • WORKERS: 1: Number of initial workers for the queue.
  • MAX_WORKERS: 10: Maximum number of worker go-routines for the queue.
  • BLOCK_TIMEOUT: 1s: If the queue blocks for this time, boost the number of workers - the BLOCK_TIMEOUT will then be doubled before boosting again whilst the boost is ongoing.
  • BOOST_TIMEOUT: 5m: Boost workers will timeout after this long.
  • BOOST_WORKERS: 5: This many workers will be added to the worker pool if there is a boost.

Admin (admin)

  • DEFAULT_EMAIL_NOTIFICATIONS: enabled: Default configuration for email notifications for users (user configurable). Options: enabled, onmention, disabled
  • DISABLE_REGULAR_ORG_CREATION: false: Disallow regular (non-admin) users from creating organizations.

Security (security)

  • INSTALL_LOCK: false: Disallow access to the install page.
  • SECRET_KEY: <random at every install>: Global secret key. This should be changed.
  • LOGIN_REMEMBER_DAYS: 7: Cookie lifetime, in days.
  • COOKIE_USERNAME: gitea_awesome: Name of the cookie used to store the current username.
  • COOKIE_REMEMBER_NAME: gitea_incredible: Name of cookie used to store authentication information.
  • REVERSE_PROXY_AUTHENTICATION_USER: X-WEBAUTH-USER: Header name for reverse proxy authentication.
  • REVERSE_PROXY_AUTHENTICATION_EMAIL: X-WEBAUTH-EMAIL: Header name for reverse proxy authentication provided email.
  • DISABLE_GIT_HOOKS: true: Set to false to enable users with git hook privilege to create custom git hooks. WARNING: Custom git hooks can be used to perform arbitrary code execution on the host operating system. This enables the users to access and modify this config file and the Gitea database and interrupt the Gitea service. By modifying the Gitea database, users can gain Gitea administrator privileges. It also enables them to access other resources available to the user on the operating system that is running the Gitea instance and perform arbitrary actions in the name of the Gitea OS user. This maybe harmful to you website or your operating system.
  • ONLY_ALLOW_PUSH_IF_GITEA_ENVIRONMENT_SET: true: Set to false to allow local users to push to gitea-repositories without setting up the Gitea environment. This is not recommended and if you want local users to push to gitea repositories you should set the environment appropriately.
  • IMPORT_LOCAL_PATHS: false: Set to false to prevent all users (including admin) from importing local path on server.
  • INTERNAL_TOKEN: <random at every install if no uri set>: Secret used to validate communication within Gitea binary.
  • INTERNAL_TOKEN_URI: : Instead of defining internal token in the configuration, this configuration option can be used to give Gitea a path to a file that contains the internal token (example value: file:/etc/gitea/internal_token)
  • PASSWORD_HASH_ALGO: argon2: The hash algorithm to use [argon2, pbkdf2, scrypt, bcrypt].
  • CSRF_COOKIE_HTTP_ONLY: true: Set false to allow JavaScript to read CSRF cookie.
  • MIN_PASSWORD_LENGTH: 6: Minimum password length for new users.
  • PASSWORD_COMPLEXITY: off: Comma separated list of character classes required to pass minimum complexity. If left empty or no valid values are specified, checking is disabled (off):
    • lower - use one or more lower latin characters
    • upper - use one or more upper latin characters
    • digit - use one or more digits
    • spec - use one or more special characters as !"#$%&'()*+,-./:;<=>?@[\\]^_`{|}~
    • off - do not check password complexity
  • PASSWORD_CHECK_PWN: false: Check HaveIBeenPwned to see if a password has been exposed.

OpenID (openid)

  • ENABLE_OPENID_SIGNIN: false: Allow authentication in via OpenID.
  • ENABLE_OPENID_SIGNUP: ! DISABLE_REGISTRATION: Allow registering via OpenID.
  • WHITELISTED_URIS: <empty>: If non-empty, list of POSIX regex patterns matching OpenID URI’s to permit.
  • BLACKLISTED_URIS: <empty>: If non-empty, list of POSIX regex patterns matching OpenID URI’s to block.

Service (service)

  • ACTIVE_CODE_LIVE_MINUTES: 180: Time limit (min) to confirm account/email registration.
  • RESET_PASSWD_CODE_LIVE_MINUTES: 180: Time limit (min) to confirm forgot password reset process.
  • REGISTER_EMAIL_CONFIRM: false: Enable this to ask for mail confirmation of registration. Requires Mailer to be enabled.
  • DISABLE_REGISTRATION: false: Disable registration, after which only admin can create accounts for users.
  • REQUIRE_EXTERNAL_REGISTRATION_PASSWORD: false: Enable this to force externally created accounts (via GitHub, OpenID Connect, etc) to create a password. Warning: enabling this will decrease security, so you should only enable it if you know what you’re doing.
  • REQUIRE_SIGNIN_VIEW: false: Enable this to force users to log in to view any page or to use API.
  • ENABLE_NOTIFY_MAIL: false: Enable this to send e-mail to watchers of a repository when something happens, like creating issues. Requires Mailer to be enabled.
  • ENABLE_BASIC_AUTHENTICATION: true: Disable this to disallow authenticaton using HTTP BASIC and the user’s password. Please note if you disable this you will not be able to access the tokens API endpoints using a password. Further, this only disables BASIC authentication using the password - not tokens or OAuth Basic.
  • ENABLE_REVERSE_PROXY_AUTHENTICATION: false: Enable this to allow reverse proxy authentication.
  • ENABLE_REVERSE_PROXY_AUTO_REGISTRATION: false: Enable this to allow auto-registration for reverse authentication.
  • ENABLE_REVERSE_PROXY_EMAIL: false: Enable this to allow to auto-registration with a provided email rather than a generated email.
  • ENABLE_CAPTCHA: false: Enable this to use captcha validation for registration.
  • REQUIRE_EXTERNAL_REGISTRATION_CAPTCHA: false: Enable this to force captcha validation even for External Accounts (i.e. GitHub, OpenID Connect, etc). You must ENABLE_CAPTCHA also.
  • CAPTCHA_TYPE: image: [image, recaptcha, hcaptcha]
  • RECAPTCHA_SECRET: "": Go to https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin to get a secret for recaptcha.
  • RECAPTCHA_SITEKEY: "": Go to https://www.google.com/recaptcha/admin to get a sitekey for recaptcha.
  • RECAPTCHA_URL: https://www.google.com/recaptcha/: Set the recaptcha url - allows the use of recaptcha net.
  • HCAPTCHA_SECRET: "": Sign up at https://www.hcaptcha.com/ to get a secret for hcaptcha.
  • HCAPTCHA_SITEKEY: "": Sign up at https://www.hcaptcha.com/ to get a sitekey for hcaptcha.
  • DEFAULT_KEEP_EMAIL_PRIVATE: false: By default set users to keep their email address private.
  • DEFAULT_ALLOW_CREATE_ORGANIZATION: true: Allow new users to create organizations by default.
  • DEFAULT_ENABLE_DEPENDENCIES: true: Enable this to have dependencies enabled by default.
  • ALLOW_CROSS_REPOSITORY_DEPENDENCIES : true Enable this to allow dependencies on issues from any repository where the user is granted access.
  • ENABLE_USER_HEATMAP: true: Enable this to display the heatmap on users profiles.
  • ENABLE_TIMETRACKING: true: Enable Timetracking feature.
  • DEFAULT_ENABLE_TIMETRACKING: true: Allow repositories to use timetracking by deault.
  • DEFAULT_ALLOW_ONLY_CONTRIBUTORS_TO_TRACK_TIME: true: Only allow users with write permissions to track time.
  • EMAIL_DOMAIN_WHITELIST: <empty>: If non-empty, list of domain names that can only be used to register on this instance.
  • SHOW_REGISTRATION_BUTTON: ! DISABLE_REGISTRATION: Show Registration Button
  • SHOW_MILESTONES_DASHBOARD_PAGE: true Enable this to show the milestones dashboard page - a view of all the user’s milestones
  • AUTO_WATCH_NEW_REPOS: true: Enable this to let all organisation users watch new repos when they are created
  • AUTO_WATCH_ON_CHANGES: false: Enable this to make users watch a repository after their first commit to it
  • DEFAULT_ORG_VISIBILITY: public: Set default visibility mode for organisations, either “public”, “limited” or “private”.
  • DEFAULT_ORG_MEMBER_VISIBLE: false True will make the membership of the users visible when added to the organisation.
  • ALLOW_ONLY_EXTERNAL_REGISTRATION: false Set to true to force registration only using third-party services.
  • NO_REPLY_ADDRESS: DOMAIN Default value for the domain part of the user’s email address in the git log if he has set KeepEmailPrivate to true. The user’s email will be replaced with a concatenation of the user name in lower case, “@” and NO_REPLY_ADDRESS.

SSH Minimum Key Sizes (ssh.minimum_key_sizes)

Define allowed algorithms and their minimum key length (use -1 to disable a type):

  • ED25519: 256
  • ECDSA: 256
  • RSA: 2048
  • DSA: -1: DSA is now disabled by default. Set to 1024 to re-enable but ensure you may need to reconfigure your SSHD provider

Webhook (webhook)

  • QUEUE_LENGTH: 1000: Hook task queue length. Use caution when editing this value.
  • DELIVER_TIMEOUT: 5: Delivery timeout (sec) for shooting webhooks.
  • SKIP_TLS_VERIFY: false: Allow insecure certification.
  • PAGING_NUM: 10: Number of webhook history events that are shown in one page.
  • PROXY_URL: ****: Proxy server URL, support http://, https//, socks://, blank will follow environment http_proxy/https_proxy
  • PROXY_HOSTS: ***: Comma separated list of host names requiring proxy. Glob patterns () are accepted; use ** to match all hosts.

Mailer (mailer)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable to use a mail service.
  • DISABLE_HELO: <empty>: Disable HELO operation.
  • HELO_HOSTNAME: <empty>: Custom hostname for HELO operation.
  • HOST: <empty>: SMTP mail host address and port (example: smtp.gitea.io:587).
    • Using opportunistic TLS via STARTTLS on port 587 is recommended per RFC 6409.
  • IS_TLS_ENABLED : false : Forcibly use TLS to connect even if not on a default SMTPS port.
    • Note, if the port ends with 465 SMTPS/SMTP over TLS will be used despite this setting.
    • Otherwise if IS_TLS_ENABLED=false and the server supports STARTTLS this will be used. Thus if STARTTLS is preferred you should set IS_TLS_ENABLED=false.
  • FROM: <empty>: Mail from address, RFC 5322. This can be just an email address, or the “Name” <email@example.com> format.
  • USER: <empty>: Username of mailing user (usually the sender’s e-mail address).
  • PASSWD: <empty>: Password of mailing user. Use `your password` for quoting if you use special characters in the password.
    • Please note: authentication is only supported when the SMTP server communication is encrypted with TLS (this can be via STARTTLS) or HOST=localhost. See Email Setup for more information.
  • SEND_AS_PLAIN_TEXT: false: Send mails as plain text.
  • SKIP_VERIFY: false: Whether or not to skip verification of certificates; true to disable verification.
    • Warning: This option is unsafe. Consider adding the certificate to the system trust store instead.
    • Note: Gitea only supports SMTP with STARTTLS.
  • USE_CERTIFICATE: false: Use client certificate.
  • CERT_FILE: custom/mailer/cert.pem
  • KEY_FILE: custom/mailer/key.pem
  • SUBJECT_PREFIX: <empty>: Prefix to be placed before e-mail subject lines.
  • MAILER_TYPE: smtp: [smtp, sendmail, dummy]
    • smtp Use SMTP to send mail
    • sendmail Use the operating system’s sendmail command instead of SMTP. This is common on linux systems.
    • dummy Send email messages to the log as a testing phase.
    • Note that enabling sendmail will ignore all other mailer settings except ENABLED, FROM, SUBJECT_PREFIX and SENDMAIL_PATH.
    • Enabling dummy will ignore all settings except ENABLED, SUBJECT_PREFIX and FROM.
  • SENDMAIL_PATH: sendmail: The location of sendmail on the operating system (can be command or full path).
  • SENDMAIL_ARGS: empty: Specify any extra sendmail arguments.
  • SENDMAIL_TIMEOUT: 5m: default timeout for sending email through sendmail
  • SEND_BUFFER_LEN: 100: Buffer length of mailing queue.

Cache (cache)

  • ENABLED: true: Enable the cache.
  • ADAPTER: memory: Cache engine adapter, either memory, redis, or memcache.
  • INTERVAL: 60: Garbage Collection interval (sec), for memory cache only.
  • HOST: <empty>: Connection string for redis and memcache.
    • Redis: redis://:macaron@127.0.0.1:6379/0?pool_size=100&idle_timeout=180s
    • Memcache: 127.0.0.1:9090;127.0.0.1:9091
  • ITEM_TTL: 16h: Time to keep items in cache if not used, Setting it to 0 disables caching.

Cache - LastCommitCache settings (cache.last_commit)

  • ENABLED: true: Enable the cache.
  • ITEM_TTL: 8760h: Time to keep items in cache if not used, Setting it to 0 disables caching.
  • COMMITS_COUNT: 1000: Only enable the cache when repository’s commits count great than.

Session (session)

  • PROVIDER: memory: Session engine provider [memory, file, redis, mysql, couchbase, memcache, nodb, postgres].
  • PROVIDER_CONFIG: data/sessions: For file, the root path; for others, the connection string.
  • COOKIE_SECURE: false: Enable this to force using HTTPS for all session access.
  • COOKIE_NAME: i_like_gitea: The name of the cookie used for the session ID.
  • GC_INTERVAL_TIME: 86400: GC interval in seconds.
  • SESSION_LIFE_TIME: 86400: Session life time in seconds, default is 86400 (1 day)

Picture (picture)

  • GRAVATAR_SOURCE: gravatar: Can be gravatar, duoshuo or anything like http://cn.gravatar.com/avatar/.

  • DISABLE_GRAVATAR: false: Enable this to use local avatars only.

  • ENABLE_FEDERATED_AVATAR: false: Enable support for federated avatars (see http://www.libravatar.org).

  • AVATAR_STORAGE_TYPE: default: Storage type defined in [storage.xxx]. Default is default which will read [storage] if no section [storage] will be a type local.

  • AVATAR_UPLOAD_PATH: data/avatars: Path to store user avatar image files.

  • AVATAR_MAX_WIDTH: 4096: Maximum avatar image width in pixels.

  • AVATAR_MAX_HEIGHT: 3072: Maximum avatar image height in pixels.

  • AVATAR_MAX_FILE_SIZE: 1048576 (1Mb): Maximum avatar image file size in bytes.

  • REPOSITORY_AVATAR_STORAGE_TYPE: default: Storage type defined in [storage.xxx]. Default is default which will read [storage] if no section [storage] will be a type local.

  • REPOSITORY_AVATAR_UPLOAD_PATH: data/repo-avatars: Path to store repository avatar image files.

  • REPOSITORY_AVATAR_FALLBACK: none: How Gitea deals with missing repository avatars

    • none = no avatar will be displayed
    • random = random avatar will be generated
    • image = default image will be used (which is set in REPOSITORY_AVATAR_FALLBACK_IMAGE)
  • REPOSITORY_AVATAR_FALLBACK_IMAGE: /img/repo_default.png: Image used as default repository avatar (if REPOSITORY_AVATAR_FALLBACK is set to image and none was uploaded)

Project (project)

Default templates for project boards:

  • PROJECT_BOARD_BASIC_KANBAN_TYPE: To Do, In Progress, Done
  • PROJECT_BOARD_BUG_TRIAGE_TYPE: Needs Triage, High Priority, Low Priority, Closed

Issue and pull request attachments (attachment)

  • ENABLED: true: Whether issue and pull request attachments are enabled.
  • ALLOWED_TYPES: .docx,.gif,.gz,.jpeg,.jpg,.log,.pdf,.png,.pptx,.txt,.xlsx,.zip: Comma-separated list of allowed file extensions (.zip), mime types (text/plain) or wildcard type (image/*, audio/*, video/*). Empty value or */* allows all types.
  • MAX_SIZE: 4: Maximum size (MB).
  • MAX_FILES: 5: Maximum number of attachments that can be uploaded at once.
  • STORAGE_TYPE: local: Storage type for attachments, local for local disk or minio for s3 compatible object storage service, default is local or other name defined with [storage.xxx]
  • SERVE_DIRECT: false: Allows the storage driver to redirect to authenticated URLs to serve files directly. Currently, only Minio/S3 is supported via signed URLs, local does nothing.
  • PATH: data/attachments: Path to store attachments only available when STORAGE_TYPE is local
  • MINIO_ENDPOINT: localhost:9000: Minio endpoint to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_ACCESS_KEY_ID: Minio accessKeyID to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: Minio secretAccessKey to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_BUCKET: gitea: Minio bucket to store the attachments only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_LOCATION: us-east-1: Minio location to create bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_BASE_PATH: attachments/: Minio base path on the bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_USE_SSL: false: Minio enabled ssl only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio

Log (log)

  • ROOT_PATH: <empty>: Root path for log files.
  • MODE: console: Logging mode. For multiple modes, use a comma to separate values. You can configure each mode in per mode log subsections \[log.modename\]. By default the file mode will log to $ROOT_PATH/gitea.log.
  • LEVEL: Info: General log level. [Trace, Debug, Info, Warn, Error, Critical, Fatal, None]
  • STACKTRACE_LEVEL: None: Default log level at which to log create stack traces. [Trace, Debug, Info, Warn, Error, Critical, Fatal, None]
  • REDIRECT_MACARON_LOG: false: Redirects the Macaron log to its own logger or the default logger.
  • MACARON: file: Logging mode for the macaron logger, use a comma to separate values. Configure each mode in per mode log subsections \[log.modename.macaron\]. By default the file mode will log to $ROOT_PATH/macaron.log. (If you set this to , it will log to default gitea logger.)
  • ROUTER_LOG_LEVEL: Info: The log level that the router should log at. (If you are setting the access log, its recommended to place this at Debug.)
  • ROUTER: console: The mode or name of the log the router should log to. (If you set this to , it will log to default gitea logger.) NB: You must REDIRECT_MACARON_LOG and have DISABLE_ROUTER_LOG set to false for this option to take effect. Configure each mode in per mode log subsections \[log.modename.router\].
  • ENABLE_ACCESS_LOG: false: Creates an access.log in NCSA common log format, or as per the following template
  • ACCESS: file: Logging mode for the access logger, use a comma to separate values. Configure each mode in per mode log subsections \[log.modename.access\]. By default the file mode will log to $ROOT_PATH/access.log. (If you set this to , it will log to the default gitea logger.)
  • ACCESS_LOG_TEMPLATE: {{.Ctx.RemoteAddr}} - {{.Identity}} {{.Start.Format "[02/Jan/2006:15:04:05 -0700]" }} "{{.Ctx.Req.Method}} {{.Ctx.Req.URL.RequestURI}} {{.Ctx.Req.Proto}}" {{.ResponseWriter.Status}} {{.ResponseWriter.Size}} "{{.Ctx.Req.Referer}}\" \"{{.Ctx.Req.UserAgent}}": Sets the template used to create the access log.
    • The following variables are available:
    • Ctx: the macaron.Context of the request.
    • Identity: the SignedUserName or "-" if not logged in.
    • Start: the start time of the request.
    • ResponseWriter: the responseWriter from the request.
    • You must be very careful to ensure that this template does not throw errors or panics as this template runs outside of the panic/recovery script.
  • ENABLE_XORM_LOG: true: Set whether to perform XORM logging. Please note SQL statement logging can be disabled by setting LOG_SQL to false in the [database] section.

Log subsections (log.name, log.name.*)

  • LEVEL: log.LEVEL: Sets the log-level of this sublogger. Defaults to the LEVEL set in the global [log] section.
  • STACKTRACE_LEVEL: log.STACKTRACE_LEVEL: Sets the log level at which to log stack traces.
  • MODE: name: Sets the mode of this sublogger - Defaults to the provided subsection name. This allows you to have two different file loggers at different levels.
  • EXPRESSION: "": A regular expression to match either the function name, file or message. Defaults to empty. Only log messages that match the expression will be saved in the logger.
  • FLAGS: stdflags: A comma separated string representing the log flags. Defaults to stdflags which represents the prefix: 2009/01/23 01:23:23 ...a/b/c/d.go:23:runtime.Caller() [I]: message. none means don’t prefix log lines. See modules/log/base.go for more information.
  • PREFIX: "": An additional prefix for every log line in this logger. Defaults to empty.
  • COLORIZE: false: Colorize the log lines by default

Console log mode (log.console, log.console.*, or MODE=console)

  • For the console logger COLORIZE will default to true if not on windows or the terminal is determined to be able to color.
  • STDERR: false: Use Stderr instead of Stdout.

File log mode (log.file, log.file.* or MODE=file)

  • FILE_NAME: Set the file name for this logger. Defaults as described above. If relative will be relative to the ROOT_PATH
  • LOG_ROTATE: true: Rotate the log files.
  • MAX_SIZE_SHIFT: 28: Maximum size shift of a single file, 28 represents 256Mb.
  • DAILY_ROTATE: true: Rotate logs daily.
  • MAX_DAYS: 7: Delete the log file after n days
  • COMPRESS: true: Compress old log files by default with gzip
  • COMPRESSION_LEVEL: -1: Compression level

Conn log mode (log.conn, log.conn.* or MODE=conn)

  • RECONNECT_ON_MSG: false: Reconnect host for every single message.
  • RECONNECT: false: Try to reconnect when connection is lost.
  • PROTOCOL: tcp: Set the protocol, either “tcp”, “unix” or “udp”.
  • ADDR: :7020: Sets the address to connect to.

SMTP log mode (log.smtp, log.smtp.* or MODE=smtp)

  • USER: User email address to send from.
  • PASSWD: Password for the smtp server.
  • HOST: 127.0.0.1:25: The SMTP host to connect to.
  • RECEIVERS: Email addresses to send to.
  • SUBJECT: Diagnostic message from Gitea

Cron (cron)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable to run all cron tasks periodically with default settings.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run cron tasks at application start-up.
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.

Basic cron tasks - enabled by default

Cron - Cleanup old repository archives (cron.archive_cleanup)

  • ENABLED: true: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: true: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • SCHEDULE: @every 24h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.
  • OLDER_THAN: 24h: Archives created more than OLDER_THAN ago are subject to deletion, e.g. 12h.

Cron - Update Mirrors (cron.update_mirrors)

  • SCHEDULE: @every 10m: Cron syntax for scheduling update mirrors, e.g. @every 3h.
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: true: The cron task for update mirrors success report is not very useful - as it just means that the mirrors have been queued. Therefore this is turned off by default.

Cron - Repository Health Check (cron.repo_health_check)

  • SCHEDULE: @every 24h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository health check.
  • TIMEOUT: 60s: Time duration syntax for health check execution timeout.
  • ARGS: <empty>: Arguments for command git fsck, e.g. --unreachable --tags. See more on http://git-scm.com/docs/git-fsck

Cron - Repository Statistics Check (cron.check_repo_stats)

  • RUN_AT_START: true: Run repository statistics check at start time.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 24h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository statistics check.

Cron - Update Migration Poster ID (cron.update_migration_poster_id)

  • SCHEDULE: @every 24h : Interval as a duration between each synchronization, it will always attempt synchronization when the instance starts.

Cron - Sync External Users (cron.sync_external_users)

  • SCHEDULE: @every 24h : Interval as a duration between each synchronization, it will always attempt synchronization when the instance starts.
  • UPDATE_EXISTING: true: Create new users, update existing user data and disable users that are not in external source anymore (default) or only create new users if UPDATE_EXISTING is set to false.

Extended cron tasks (not enabled by default)

Cron - Garbage collect all repositories (‘cron.git_gc_repos’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.
  • TIMEOUT: 60s: Time duration syntax for garbage collection execution timeout.
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • ARGS: <empty>: Arguments for command git gc, e.g. --aggressive --auto. The default value is same with [git] -> GC_ARGS

Cron - Update the ‘.ssh/authorized_keys’ file with Gitea SSH keys (‘cron.resync_all_sshkeys’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.

Cron - Resynchronize pre-receive, update and post-receive hooks of all repositories (‘cron.resync_all_hooks’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.

Cron - Reinitialize all missing Git repositories for which records exist (‘cron.reinit_missing_repos’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.

Cron - Delete all repositories missing their Git files (‘cron.delete_missing_repos’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.

Cron - Delete generated repository avatars (‘cron.delete_generated_repository_avatars’)

  • ENABLED: false: Enable service.
  • RUN_AT_START: false: Run tasks at start up time (if ENABLED).
  • NO_SUCCESS_NOTICE: false: Set to true to switch off success notices.
  • SCHEDULE: @every 72h: Cron syntax for scheduling repository archive cleanup, e.g. @every 1h.

Git (git)

  • PATH: "": The path of git executable. If empty, Gitea searches through the PATH environment.
  • DISABLE_DIFF_HIGHLIGHT: false: Disables highlight of added and removed changes.
  • MAX_GIT_DIFF_LINES: 100: Max number of lines allowed of a single file in diff view.
  • MAX_GIT_DIFF_LINE_CHARACTERS: 5000: Max character count per line highlighted in diff view.
  • MAX_GIT_DIFF_FILES: 100: Max number of files shown in diff view.
  • GC_ARGS: <empty>: Arguments for command git gc, e.g. --aggressive --auto. See more on http://git-scm.com/docs/git-gc/
  • ENABLE_AUTO_GIT_WIRE_PROTOCOL: true: If use git wire protocol version 2 when git version >= 2.18, default is true, set to false when you always want git wire protocol version 1
  • PULL_REQUEST_PUSH_MESSAGE: true: Respond to pushes to a non-default branch with a URL for creating a Pull Request (if the repository has them enabled)
  • VERBOSE_PUSH: true: Print status information about pushes as they are being processed.
  • VERBOSE_PUSH_DELAY: 5s: Only print verbose information if push takes longer than this delay.

Git - Timeout settings (git.timeout)

  • DEFAUlT: 360: Git operations default timeout seconds.
  • MIGRATE: 600: Migrate external repositories timeout seconds.
  • MIRROR: 300: Mirror external repositories timeout seconds.
  • CLONE: 300: Git clone from internal repositories timeout seconds.
  • PULL: 300: Git pull from internal repositories timeout seconds.
  • GC: 60: Git repository GC timeout seconds.

Metrics (metrics)

  • ENABLED: false: Enables /metrics endpoint for prometheus.
  • TOKEN: <empty>: You need to specify the token, if you want to include in the authorization the metrics . The same token need to be used in prometheus parameters bearer_token or bearer_token_file.

API (api)

  • ENABLE_SWAGGER: true: Enables /api/swagger, /api/v1/swagger etc. endpoints. True or false; default is true.
  • MAX_RESPONSE_ITEMS: 50: Max number of items in a page.
  • DEFAULT_PAGING_NUM: 30: Default paging number of API.
  • DEFAULT_GIT_TREES_PER_PAGE: 1000: Default and maximum number of items per page for git trees API.
  • DEFAULT_MAX_BLOB_SIZE: 10485760: Default max size of a blob that can be return by the blobs API.

OAuth2 (oauth2)

  • ENABLE: true: Enables OAuth2 provider.
  • ACCESS_TOKEN_EXPIRATION_TIME: 3600: Lifetime of an OAuth2 access token in seconds
  • REFRESH_TOKEN_EXPIRATION_TIME: 730: Lifetime of an OAuth2 refresh token in hours
  • INVALIDATE_REFRESH_TOKENS: false: Check if refresh token has already been used
  • JWT_SECRET: <empty>: OAuth2 authentication secret for access and refresh tokens, change this a unique string.
  • MAX_TOKEN_LENGTH: 32767: Maximum length of token/cookie to accept from OAuth2 provider

i18n (i18n)

  • LANGS: en-US,zh-CN,zh-HK,zh-TW,de-DE,fr-FR,nl-NL,lv-LV,ru-RU,ja-JP,es-ES,pt-BR,pt-PT,pl-PL,bg-BG,it-IT,fi-FI,tr-TR,cs-CZ,sr-SP,sv-SE,ko-KR: List of locales shown in language selector
  • NAMES: English,简体中文,繁體中文(香港),繁體中文(台灣),Deutsch,français,Nederlands,latviešu,русский,日本語,español,português do Brasil,Português de Portugal,polski,български,italiano,suomi,Türkçe,čeština,српски,svenska,한국어: Visible names corresponding to the locales

U2F (U2F)

  • APP_ID: ROOT_URL: Declares the facet of the application. Requires HTTPS.
  • TRUSTED_FACETS: List of additional facets which are trusted. This is not support by all browsers.

Markup (markup)

Gitea can support Markup using external tools. The example below will add a markup named asciidoc.

[markup.asciidoc]
ENABLED = true
FILE_EXTENSIONS = .adoc,.asciidoc
RENDER_COMMAND = "asciidoc --out-file=- -"
IS_INPUT_FILE = false
  • ENABLED: false Enable markup support; set to true to enable this renderer.
  • FILE_EXTENSIONS: <empty> List of file extensions that should be rendered by an external command. Multiple extentions needs a comma as splitter.
  • RENDER_COMMAND: External command to render all matching extensions.
  • IS_INPUT_FILE: false Input is not a standard input but a file param followed RENDER_COMMAND.

Two special environment variables are passed to the render command:

  • GITEA_PREFIX_SRC, which contains the current URL prefix in the src path tree. To be used as prefix for links.
  • GITEA_PREFIX_RAW, which contains the current URL prefix in the raw path tree. To be used as prefix for image paths.

Gitea supports customizing the sanitization policy for rendered HTML. The example below will support KaTeX output from pandoc.

[markup.sanitizer.TeX]
; Pandoc renders TeX segments as <span>s with the "math" class, optionally
; with "inline" or "display" classes depending on context.
ELEMENT = span
ALLOW_ATTR = class
REGEXP = ^\s*((math(\s+|$)|inline(\s+|$)|display(\s+|$)))+
  • ELEMENT: The element this policy applies to. Must be non-empty.
  • ALLOW_ATTR: The attribute this policy allows. Must be non-empty.
  • REGEXP: A regex to match the contents of the attribute against. Must be present but may be empty for unconditional whitelisting of this attribute.

Multiple sanitisation rules can be defined by adding unique subsections, e.g. [markup.sanitizer.TeX-2].

Time (time)

  • FORMAT: Time format to diplay on UI. i.e. RFC1123 or 2006-01-02 15:04:05
  • DEFAULT_UI_LOCATION: Default location of time on the UI, so that we can display correct user’s time on UI. i.e. Shanghai/Asia

Task (task)

Task queue configuration has been moved to queue.task. However, the below configuration values are kept for backwards compatibility:

  • QUEUE_TYPE: channel: Task queue type, could be channel or redis.
  • QUEUE_LENGTH: 1000: Task queue length, available only when QUEUE_TYPE is channel.
  • QUEUE_CONN_STR: redis://127.0.0.1:6379/0: Task queue connection string, available only when QUEUE_TYPE is redis. If redis needs a password, use redis://123@127.0.0.1:6379/0.

Migrations (migrations)

  • MAX_ATTEMPTS: 3: Max attempts per http/https request on migrations.
  • RETRY_BACKOFF: 3: Backoff time per http/https request retry (seconds)
  • ALLOWED_DOMAINS: <empty>: Domains allowlist for migrating repositories, default is blank. It means everything will be allowed. Multiple domains could be separated by commas.
  • BLOCKED_DOMAINS: <empty>: Domains blocklist for migrating repositories, default is blank. Multiple domains could be separated by commas. When ALLOWED_DOMAINS is not blank, this option will be ignored.
  • ALLOW_LOCALNETWORKS: false: Allow private addresses defined by RFC 1918, RFC 1122, RFC 4632 and RFC 4291

Mirror (mirror)

  • DEFAULT_INTERVAL: 8h: Default interval between each check
  • MIN_INTERVAL: 10m: Minimum interval for checking. (Must be >1m).

LFS (lfs)

Storage configuration for lfs data. It will be derived from default [storage] or [storage.xxx] when set STORAGE_TYPE to xxx. When derived, the default of PATH is data/lfs and the default of MINIO_BASE_PATH is lfs/.

  • STORAGE_TYPE: local: Storage type for lfs, local for local disk or minio for s3 compatible object storage service or other name defined with [storage.xxx]
  • SERVE_DIRECT: false: Allows the storage driver to redirect to authenticated URLs to serve files directly. Currently, only Minio/S3 is supported via signed URLs, local does nothing.
  • CONTENT_PATH: ./data/lfs: Where to store LFS files, only available when STORAGE_TYPE is local.
  • MINIO_ENDPOINT: localhost:9000: Minio endpoint to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_ACCESS_KEY_ID: Minio accessKeyID to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: Minio secretAccessKey to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_BUCKET: gitea: Minio bucket to store the lfs only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_LOCATION: us-east-1: Minio location to create bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_BASE_PATH: lfs/: Minio base path on the bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_USE_SSL: false: Minio enabled ssl only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio

Storage (storage)

Default storage configuration for attachments, lfs, avatars and etc.

  • SERVE_DIRECT: false: Allows the storage driver to redirect to authenticated URLs to serve files directly. Currently, only Minio/S3 is supported via signed URLs, local does nothing.
  • MINIO_ENDPOINT: localhost:9000: Minio endpoint to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_ACCESS_KEY_ID: Minio accessKeyID to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY: Minio secretAccessKey to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_BUCKET: gitea: Minio bucket to store the data only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_LOCATION: us-east-1: Minio location to create bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio
  • MINIO_USE_SSL: false: Minio enabled ssl only available when STORAGE_TYPE is minio

And you can also define a customize storage like below:

[storage.my_minio]
STORAGE_TYPE = minio
; Minio endpoint to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_ENDPOINT = localhost:9000
; Minio accessKeyID to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_ACCESS_KEY_ID =
; Minio secretAccessKey to connect only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY =
; Minio bucket to store the attachments only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_BUCKET = gitea
; Minio location to create bucket only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_LOCATION = us-east-1
; Minio enabled ssl only available when STORAGE_TYPE is `minio`
MINIO_USE_SSL = false

And used by [attachment], [lfs] and etc. as STORAGE_TYPE.

Other (other)

  • SHOW_FOOTER_BRANDING: false: Show Gitea branding in the footer.
  • SHOW_FOOTER_VERSION: true: Show Gitea and Go version information in the footer.
  • SHOW_FOOTER_TEMPLATE_LOAD_TIME: true: Show time of template execution in the footer.