10.6. anastasis.conf(5)

10.6.1. Name

anastasis.conf - Anastasis configuration file

10.6.2. Description

The configuration file is line-oriented. Blank lines and whitespace at the beginning and end of a line are ignored. Comments start with # or % in the first column (after any beginning-of-line whitespace) and go to the end of the line.

The file is split into sections. Every section begins with “[SECTIONNAME]” and contains a number of options of the form “OPTION=VALUE”. There may be whitespace around the = (equal sign). Section names and options are case-insensitive.

The values, however, are case-sensitive. In particular, boolean values are one of YES or NO. Values can include whitespace by surrounding the entire value with " (double quote). Note, however, that there are no escape characters in such strings; all characters between the double quotes (including other double quotes) are taken verbatim.

Values that represent filenames can begin with a /bin/sh-like variable reference. This can be simple, such as $TMPDIR/foo, or complex, such as ${TMPDIR:-${TMP:-/tmp}}/foo. See [PATHS] (below).

Values that represent a time duration are represented as a series of one or more NUMBER UNIT pairs, e.g. 60 s, 4 weeks 1 day, 5 years 2 minutes.

Values that represent an amount are in the usual amount syntax: CURRENCY:VALUE.FRACTION, e.g. EUR:1.50. The FRACTION portion may extend up to 8 places.

Files containing default values for many of the options described below are installed under $ANASTASIS_PREFIX/share/taler/config.d/. The configuration file given with -c to Anastasis binaries overrides these defaults.

A configuration file may include another, by using the @INLINE@ directive, for example, in main.conf, you could write @INLINE@ sub.conf to include the entirety of sub.conf at that point in main.conf. .. TODO: Document ‘anastasis-config -V’ in light of ‘@INLINE@’ in taler-config(1).


The following options are from the [anastasis] section and used by the anastasis-httpd service.

Annual fee to be paid for policy uploads, i.e. “EUR:1.5”.
Annual fee to be paid for truth uploads, i.e. “EUR:1.5”.
Database backend to use, only postgres is supported right now.
Maximum upload size for policy uploads in megabytes. Default is 1.
Maximum number of policies uploaded per year of service. Default is 42.
Name of the business.
Must be set to a high-entropy random server salt that the provider must never change after the initial configuration.
TCP port on which the HTTP service should listen on.

Backend options

The following options are from the [anastasis-merchant-backend] section and used by the anastasis-httpd service.

Base-URL of the Taler merchant backend instance to use for payments.
API key to transmit to the merchant backend for authentication.

Authorization options

For each active authorization plugin, options must be configured in a section called [authorization-$PLUGIN] where $PLUGIN is the name of the authorization plugin. Specific plugins may require additional options, which are described in the respective sections below.

Fee the user has to pay to obtain a challenge from this authorization plugin during recovery.
yes to enable this plugin, no to disable.

SMS Authorization options

Helper command to run to send SMS.

Email Authorization options

Helper command to run to send E-mail.

Post Authorization options

Helper command to run to send physical mail.

IBAN Authorization options

IBAN number where the consumers must wire the money to for authentication.
Name of the account holder.
Base URL of the LibEuFin wire gateway (Anastasis facade).
Authentication method used to talk to the LibEuFin wire gateway, i.e. ‘basic’ for HTTP basic authentication.
Username to use when using HTTP basic authentication.
Password to use when using HTTP basic authentication.

Postgres database configuration

The following options must be in the section [statis-postgres] if postgres was used for the database under DB in the [anastasis] section.

Path under which the Postgres database is that the service should use, i.e. postgres://anastasis.

10.6.3. SEE ALSO

anastasis-httpd(1), anastasis-config(1)

10.6.4. BUGS

Report bugs by using https://bugs.anastasis.lu/ or by sending electronic mail to <contact@anastasis.lu>.