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Here are a a few system settings that one may need to change in Centro 7. The following describes how to configure or reconfigure those items. Note: It is not recommended to change other values in the config files and is always recommended to back up the configuration file before making changes.

Database IP Address

If you need to set to the database IP address, the ArangoIP value must be changed.

<add key="ArangoIP" value=""></add> ; where "" is the IP address of the database

 There are three files to change the database IP address. It must be changed in:

  • C:\Program Files\Actify\Centro\PipelineHostService\Configuration\centroSettings.config

  • C:\Program Files\Actify\Centro\PipelineManagerService\Configuration\centroSettings.config

  • C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\Configuration\centroSettings.config

Likewise, the port used can be changed in the same files

<add key="ArangoPort" value="8529"></add> ; where "8529" is the port number. 
8529 is the default port for Arango.

Catalog Resource Location

The Catalog resource location is specified during installation. The default value is:

  • CODE

The Catalog resource location defines where all uploaded files to the Catalog are stored including revisions. Depending on one's total content, this can grow to be quite large.

To change the Catalog resource location:

  1. Edit the file, C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\Configuration\appSettings.config.

  2. Find the CatalogStorageLocation key.

  3. Edit the value to a valid and existing location.

  4. Save the file.

<add key="CatalogStorageLocation" value="C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\CatalogResources\"></add>

Network Share

To use a network share folder as the CatalogStorageLocation, the Application Pool may also need altering.

To do this:

  1. Open the IIS Manager.

  2. Select the Application Pools.

  3. Select CentroPool.

  4. Click Advanced Settings....

  5. Under the Process Model section, click the ellipsis button for Identity.

  6. Select Custom Account.

  7. Click Set....

  8. Enter in credentials for an account that has read-write permissions for the CatalogStorageLocation.

  9. Restart IIS.


The Send Email action from the Pipeline editor allows you to choose a user defined configuration specified on the action or a default system configuration.

The default system configuration is set up at:

  • C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\Configuration\centroSettings.config

  • C:\Program Files\Actify\Centro\PipelineHostService\Configuration\centroSettings.config.

Look for the follow keys and set the appropriate values in both files.

<add key="MailServerAddress" value=""/>
<add key="MailServerPort" value=""/>
<add key="MailUseSSL" value="true"/>
<add key="MailUsername" value=""/>
<add key="MailPassword" value=""/>

 Example values for Outlook email

<add key="MailServerAddress" value=""/>
<add key="MailServerPort" value="587"/>
<add key="MailUseSSL" value="true"/>
<add key="MailUsername" value=""/>
<add key="MailPassword" value="mypassword"/>

NOTE: After changing this file you have to restart the IIS and CentroPipelineHost service for the changes to take effect. 

Demo Mode "sunburst" charts

To disable/enable Demo mode charts:

  1. Open the C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Centro\Configuration\centroSettings.config file.

  2. Set the DemoModeEnabled key value to "false" to disable or "true" to enable.

  <add key="DemoModeEnabled" value="true"/>

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