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Liferay is so configurable it can be hard to keep track of where all the configuration interfaces reside. Fortunately, the Control Panel is most often the place to look, and there’s a tidy Configruation section there that houses a lot of the higher level (for example, system and instance scoped) configuration options. This section considers the configuration options dealing with the System scope. What is the system scope? It’s the entire system, of course. That might sound self explanatory, and it is, for the most part. It just means that configuration at this level affects the entire system, which means all the Virtual Instances of Liferay in the system. If you’re not sure what a Virtual Instance is, read the section on Setting Up a Liferay Instance.

There are several configuration sections that take effect at the system scope:

  • System Settings

  • Server Administration

  • Custom Fields

Get started by learning about System Settings.

System Settings

You might be tired of hearing about it by now, but it’s worth repeating: Liferay Portal is modular. It’s composed of many applications, which are divided into even smaller “chunks” of...

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Understanding System Configuration Files

Liferay Portal’s System Settings application is convenient for making system-scoped configuration changes and setting default configurations for other scopes. But there’s another supported...

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Environment Variables

You can use environment variables to configure Liferay Portal, which is especially useful in cloud-based environments. Important: This capability is for Linux and Unix operating systems only: it’s...

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Server Administration

The Server Administration application (accessed by clicking Control Panel → Configuration → Server Administration) lets you perform tasks related to the Liferay Portal server. Clicking the link...

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