Monday, January 25, 2010

Redmine: Email Configuration of Bitnami Appliance

If you need to configure Redmine so that it will send email notifications to users when they update issues, or projects this might be helpful configuration information. I’m using Redmine 0.8.7 as a Bitnami appliance running under OpenSuse 11.1.

The email configuration is located in this directory: /opt/bitnami/apps/redmine/config . What I recommend is that you copy the example configuration file from email.yml.example to email.ym, and edit the email.ym configuration file with vi. I didn’t see any of the more user-friendly editors like pico, or nano pre-installed on the appliance so you can install them, or just use vi… it really isn’t that difficult to use. If you need a good tutorial you can check out Wikipedia's vi info. In any event, edit the file using vi… “vi email.ym”.. Press “a” to enter edit mode and make the below changes, then press colon “:”, and type “x!” and hit enter to write and exit. If you made a mistake, and want to abandon your changes type “q!” and hit enter to quit. After you’re finished, just restart the Redmine services (or the server).

Also, make sure that your SMTP server is setup to either allow relay from the IP of your Redmine server, or make other arrangements for SMTP delivery.

delivery_method: :smtp
address: SMTPServerIP
port: 25
authentication: :login
user_name: ServiceAccountRedmine01
password: SavedPassword

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