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Configuration

What can be configured and what are these configuration options?

The configuration file is located at invidious/config/config.yml.

  • channel_threads (default 1) Number of threads to use for crawling videos from channels

  • feed_threads (default 1) Number of threads to use for refreshing subscription feeds

db:
  user: kemal # your database user
  password: kemal # your database password
  host: localhost # database host
  port: 5432 # postgres port
  • full_refresh (default false) When crawling channel videos, threads should refresh all videos uploaded by a channel

  • https_only (default false) Used to tell Invidious it is accessed via https, set to true if you have for example a reverse proxy with a ssl certificate

  • hmac_key (default nil) Signing key for CSRF tokens (when nil is randomly generated on startup, can be any random string)

  • domain (default nil) Domain to use for providing self links in RSS feeds, issuing cookies, etc.

  • use_pubsub_feeds (default false) Use server-side notifications provided by YouTube. Requires domain and hmac_key to be set

  • default_home (default "Popular") Default home page Moved into default_user_preferences

  • feed_menu (default ["Popular", "Trending", "Subscriptions"]) Order of tabs on feed menu Moved into default_user_preferences

  • captcha_enabled (default true) Determine if CAPTCHA should be required for registration

  • login_enabled (default true) Whether users should be able to login

  • registration_enabled (default true) Whether new users should be able to register

  • statistics_enabled (default false) Whether statistics should be available from /api/v1/stats

  • admins (default []) List of user IDs that have access to administrator preferences

  • external_port (default nil) Invidious should supply links to a different port (if running behind a proxy, for example). PubSub notifications (if enabled) will also be sent to this port

  • default_user_preferences (default ConfigPreferences) Default preferences to use for new and unregistered users, see #415

  • dmca_content (default []) For compliance with DMCA requests, disables download widget for list of video IDs

  • check_tables (default false) Check table integrity, automatically try to add any missing columns, create columns, etc.

  • cache_annotations (default false) Cache annotations requested from IA, will not cache empty annotations or annotations that only contain cards

  • banner (default nil) Optional banner to be displayed along top of page for announcements, etc.

  • hsts (default true) For HTTP Strict Transport Security

  • disable_proxy (default false) Disable proxy option serverwide (options: 'dash', 'livestreams', 'downloads', 'local')

  • force_resolve (default nil) Force IPv4 or IPv6 connection to Google (options: 'ipv4', 'ipv6') see #811

  • pool_size (default 100) Pool size for HTTP connections for youtube.com and ytimg.com (each domain has a separate pool of pool_size)

  • admin_email (default omarroth@protonmail.com) Email provided to users for bug reports

  • port (default 3000) Default port for HTTP server

  • host_binding (default 0.0.0.0) Default host for HTTP server

  • cookies (default nil) Cookies to be used when connecting to YouTube

  • captcha_key (default nil) Anti-Captcha API key for solving YouTube CAPTCHAs, see #886.

  • popular_enabled (default false) Whether to display popular videos of the instance.