3.22. Gadget configuration

Gadget configuration consists of OAuth key, Shindig properties, and security token key. By default those configuration files are located at:

To use your customized configuration files, it is recommended that you replace default files in that location with yours.

It is possible to change the location by pointing exo.conf.dir to another folder. However, exo.conf.dir holds many configuration files besides gadgets, so take care that you have those files in the new folder. Also note that the folder of gadgets files will be ${exo.conf.dir}/gadgets.

To change exo.conf.dir:

The security token key (key.txt) is automatically generated by the server so you just need to acknowledge its location. Next is more information about OAuth key and Shindig properties.

OAuth key configuration

In eXo Platform, the OAuth gadgets use an OAuth key to authorize with external service providers. There is always a default key defined in the oauthkey.pem file. This key will be used in case the OAuth gadgets do not indicate a key. It is strongly recommended that you create your own oauthkey.pem file by using the openssl tool and some commands as follows:

openssl req -newkey rsa:1024 -days 365 -nodes -x509 -keyout testkey.pem -out testkey.pem -subj '/CN=mytestkey'
openssl pkcs8 -in testkey.pem -out oauthkey.pem -topk8 -nocrypt -outform PEM

Then, replace the default oauthkey.pem with yours.

Disabling Shindig online features

Some Shindig features require online access which may lead to significant delay time at startup time. Administrators can disable those features in the shindig.properties file. Once the online features, for example analytics, are disabled, they will not be available in gadgets.

Default (enabled):


To disable:


See also

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