The configuration component allows you to view and edit your server’s configuration settings. Your server’s configuration is basically your “appsettings.json” file, which is being used in all parts of the system to retrieve configuration settings, such as for instance SMTP settings when email slots are sending emails, etc.

Screenshot of configuring Magic through its Configuration component

You should be careful as you edit your server’s configuration settings, since this might result in that your server becomes erronously configured, resulting in that your system stops working - In addition to that if you edit your server’s configuration erronously, you might open up your server such that malicious adversaries gains access to your system. The configuration component have helper UI elements to help you configure things such as OpenAI, SMTP and reCAPTCHA, giving you a graphical user interface to edit some of its most important parts.

Notice, if you supply buggy JSON the component will not allow for saving your configuration, but instead provide you with an error message informing you that your JSON have errors. You can also create your own configuration sections as you see fit to use in your own modules.

Below are a list of the most important sections you can configure in your cloudlet.


The magic:frontend:urls section allows you to explicitly specify CORS, implying frontend URLs that are allowed to retrieve data from your backend. Its default setting implies all URLs are allowed to retrieve data from your backend, but sometimes you need to explicitly specify one or more URLs here. You can do this by adding a comma separated list of URLs in this setting.

SMTP configuration

The magic:smtp section allows you to specify which SMTP server Magic should use for sending emails. Most parts of this section are self explanatory, but the from section is the default from name and address to use, which is only used if an email is sent without explicitly declaring who it originated from.

Database configuration

The magic:databases section allows you to configure your database connection strings. Magic supports 4 relational database types, these are as follows.

  • sqlite - SQLite
  • mysql - MySQL + MariaDB
  • pgsql - PostgreSQL
  • mssql - SQL Server

You can use all of the above database types in your Magic server. However, to access your database you need to provide Magic with one or more connection strings. Each of these section contains a key/value pair where the key becomes the name of your connection string, and the value its actual connection string. This section also has a default setting, which is the default database type to use if not specified by caller. This needs to be one of “mysql”, “pgsql”, “sqlite”, or “mssql” - Implying MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite or SQL Server.

You would typically never edit the default setting, since Magic only supports SQLite as its primary magic database out of the box.

Authentication and authorisation configuration

This section allows you to override the default authentication and authorisation values for Magic. Its sub-sections implies the following.

  • secret - JWT secret used to generate a JWT signature
  • https-only - If true this implies JWT tokens will only be verified over an SSL/TLS connection
  • valid-minutes - Default number of minutes before JWT token generated by Magic expires. Notice, this can be overridden as your Hyperlambda code is creating a JWT token, but the authenticate endpoint respects this value by default

Logging configuration

The level parts of this section implies which logging level you want to use. Magic supports 5 legal values for this setting, and these are as follows.

  • debug - Log everything
  • info - Log only from info level and down
  • error - Log only from error level and down
  • fatal - Log only fatal errors
  • off - Never log

This works similarly to log4net, and implies “minimum logging level”, where any log invocations from and above your minimum level are logged, while the rest of your log invocations will be ignored. The default value of “debug” implies that everything will be logged.

Sockets configuration

The url setting here allows you to override which URL clients needs to use to negotiate a socket channel with your server. You can also completely turn off web sockets entirely here, by changing the value to null or remove the section entirely.