Old Release

This documentation relates to an old version of VIVO, version 1.11.x.
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VIVO should be configured to send email using an smtp service of your choice.  VIVO sends email from its contact form.  VIVO also sends email to users when changes are made to their accounts.  Modify the two lines below in runtime.properties, then restart Tomcat.

Email parameters in runtime.properties
# Email parameters which VIVO can use to send mail. If these are left empty,
# the "Contact Us" form will be disabled and users will not be notified of
# changes to their accounts.

email.smtpHost = smtp.mydomain.edu
email.replyTo = vivoAdmin@mydomain.edu


The namespace parameter is the single most important parameter in your VIVO configuration.  It is used in every triple created by VIVO.  It should match the domain name of your VIVO production site.  So, if your VIVO production site will be reached on the Internet with a web address of http://vivo.mydomain.edu the Vitro.defaultNamepsace parameter is runtime.properties should be set as shown below.

Namespace parameter in runtime.properties
  # This namespace will be used when generating URIs for objects created in the
  # editor. In order to serve linked data, the default namespace must be composed
  # as follows (optional elements in parentheses):
  # scheme + server_name (+ port) (+ servlet_context) + "/individual/"
  # For example, Cornell's default namespace is:
  # http://vivo.cornell.edu/individual/

Vitro.defaultNamespace = http://vivo.mydomain.edu/individual/

Additional Configuration

For additional configuration parameters see Configuration Reference

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