Technical configuration details

Web.config application settings

These settings are in the Web.config file in the <appSettings> section. A typical configuration might look like this:

  <add key="LogEmails" value="True" />


Changing values in the Web.config will cause the Web application to be restarted causing any current sessions to be reset. Avoid changing the Web.config when people are using the site!

The following is a list of keys and what the settings represent:

DefaultEmailFrom (email address) - default email from address if one is not set in the software

DefaultEmailTemplate (path to HTML file) - path to the HTML file to use as the email template if UseMailTemplates is enabled

IgnoreMissingDatabaseGroups (True or False, optional) - whether the configuration process will ignore checks on if the database users are in the db_owner, db_datareader, and db_datawriter SQL groups - normally if the database users are not in the appropriate groups it is presented as an error

ILSProxyEndpoint (URL to ILSProxy endpoint, optional) - URL to an ILS proxy to be used for looking up patrons by library account

IsbnLinkTemplate (URL template, optional) - default URL template when adding books to a Challenge/book list. It should be a URL linking to your ILS by ISBN for users who are not logged in. In the URL, you’ll replace the actual ISBN with {0}. For example, using Polaris it would be http://pac.url/view.aspx?isbn={0}.

LogEmails (True or False) - log all sent emails in the database

ReverseProxyHostname (domain name)- the host name to use when constructing URLs - useful if the GRA software is running behind a reverse proxy or otherwise is accessible to the public through a different hostname or port than IIS thinks it is

UseEmailTemplates (True or False) - use HTML email templates