Part 3 - configuration options in a production setup

This contains instructions to configure specific aspects of your production setup depending on your needs.

Depending on your use-case and requirements, you may need to configure none, or only a subset of the following sections.

Redirect some traffic through a http(s) proxy

In case you wish to use http(s) proxies, you can add a configuration like this to the wire-server services in question:

Assuming your proxy can be reached from within Kubernetes at http://proxy:8080, add the following for each affected service (e.g. gundeck) to your Helm overrides in values/wire-server/values.yaml :

gundeck:
  # ...
  config:
    # ...
    proxy:
      httpProxy: "http://proxy:8080"
      httpsProxy: "http://proxy:8080"
      noProxyList:
        - "localhost"
        - "127.0.0.1"
        - "10.0.0.0/8"
        - "elasticsearch-external"
        - "cassandra-external"
        - "redis-ephemeral"
        - "fake-aws-sqs"
        - "fake-aws-dynamodb"
        - "fake-aws-sns"
        - "brig"
        - "cargohold"
        - "galley"
        - "gundeck"
        - "proxy"
        - "spar"
        - "federator"
        - "cannon"
        - "cannon-0.cannon.default"
        - "cannon-1.cannon.default"
        - "cannon-2.cannon.default"

Depending on your setup, you may need to repeat this for the other services like brig as well.

Enable push notifications using the public appstore / playstore mobile Wire clients

  1. You need to get in touch with us. Please talk to sales or customer support - see https://wire.com

  2. If a contract agreement has been reached, we can set up a separate AWS account for you containing the necessary AWS SQS/SNS setup to route push notifications through to the mobile apps. We will then forward some configuration / access credentials that looks like:

"gundeck":
  "config":
    "aws":
      "account": "<REDACTED>"
      "arnEnv": "<REDACTED>"
      "queueName": "<REDACTED>-gundeck-events"
      "region": "<REDACTED>"
      "snsEndpoint": "https://sns.<REDACTED>.amazonaws.com"
      "sqsEndpoint": "https://sqs.<REDACTED>.amazonaws.com"
  "secrets":
    "awsKeyId": "<REDACTED>"
    "awsSecretKey": "<REDACTED>"

To make use of those, first test the credentials are correct, e.g. using the aws command-line tool (for more information on how to configure credentials, please refer to the official docs):

AWS_REGION=<region>
AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<...>
AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=<...>
ENV=<environment> #e.g staging

aws sqs get-queue-url --queue-name "$ENV-gundeck-events"

You should get a result like this:

{
    "QueueUrl": "https://<region>.queue.amazonaws.com/<aws-account-id>/<environment>-gundeck-events"
}

Then add them to your gundeck configuration overrides.

Keys below gundeck.config belong into values/wire-server/values.yaml:

gundeck:
  # ...
  config:
    aws:
      queueName: # e.g. staging-gundeck-events
      account: # <aws-account-id>, e.g. 123456789
      region: # e.g. eu-central-1
      snsEndpoint: # e.g. https://sns.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com
      sqsEndpoint: # e.g. https://sqs.eu-central-1.amazonaws.com
      arnEnv: # e.g. staging - this must match the environment name (first part of queueName)

Keys below gundeck.secrets belong into values/wire-server/secrets.yaml:

gundeck:
  # ...
  secrets:
    awsKeyId: CHANGE-ME
    awsSecretKey: CHANGE-ME

After making this change and applying it to gundeck (ensure gundeck pods have restarted to make use of the updated configuration - that should happen automatically), make sure to reset the push token on any mobile devices that you may have in use.

Controlling the speed of websocket draining during cannon pod replacement

The ‘cannon’ component is responsible for persistent websocket connections. Normally the default options would slowly and gracefully drain active websocket connections over a maximum of (amount of cannon replicas * 30 seconds) during the deployment of a new wire-server version. This will lead to a very brief interruption for Wire clients when their client has to re-connect on the websocket.

You’re not expected to need to change these settings.

The following options are only relevant during the restart of cannon itself. During a restart of nginz or ingress-controller, all websockets will get severed. If this is to be avoided, see section Separate incoming websocket network traffic from the rest of the https traffic

drainOpts: Drain websockets in a controlled fashion when cannon receives a SIGTERM or SIGINT (this happens when a pod is terminated e.g. during rollout of a new version). Instead of waiting for connections to close on their own, the websockets are now severed at a controlled pace. This allows for quicker rollouts of new versions.

There is no way to entirely disable this behaviour, two extreme examples below

  • the quickest way to kill cannon is to set gracePeriodSeconds: 1 and minBatchSize: 100000 which would sever all connections immediately; but it’s not recommended as you could DDoS yourself by forcing all active clients to reconnect at the same time. With this, cannon pod replacement takes only 1 second per pod.

  • the slowest way to roll out a new version of cannon without severing websocket connections for a long time is to set minBatchSize: 1, millisecondsBetweenBatches: 86400000 and gracePeriodSeconds: 86400 which would lead to one single websocket connection being closed immediately, and all others only after 1 day. With this, cannon pod replacement takes a full day per pod.

# overrides for wire-server/values.yaml
cannon:
  drainOpts:
    # The following defaults drain a minimum of 400 connections/second
    # for a total of 10000 over 25 seconds
    # (if cannon holds more connections, draining will happen at a faster pace)
    gracePeriodSeconds: 25
    millisecondsBetweenBatches: 50
    minBatchSize: 20

Separate incoming websocket network traffic from the rest of the https traffic

By default, incoming network traffic for websockets comes through these network hops:

Internet -> LoadBalancer -> kube-proxy -> nginx-ingress-controller -> nginz -> cannon

In order to have graceful draining of websockets when something gets restarted, as it is not easily possible to implement the graceful draining on nginx-ingress-controller or nginz by itself, there is a configuration option to get the following network hops:

Internet -> separate LoadBalancer for cannon only -> kube-proxy -> [nginz->cannon (2 containers in the same pod)]

# example on AWS when using cert-manager for TLS certificates and external-dns for DNS records
# (see wire-server/charts/cannon/values.yaml for more possible options)

# in your wire-server/values.yaml overrides:
cannon:
  service:
    nginz:
      enabled: true
      hostname: "nginz-ssl.example.com"
      externalDNS:
        enabled: true
      certManager:
        enabled: true
      annotations:
        service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-type: "nlb"
        service.beta.kubernetes.io/aws-load-balancer-scheme: "internet-facing"
nginz:
  nginx_conf:
    ignored_upstreams: ["cannon"]
# in your wire-server/secrets.yaml overrides:
cannon:
  secrets:
    nginz:
      zAuth:
        publicKeys: ... # same values as in nginz.secrets.zAuth.publicKeys
# in your nginx-ingress-services/values.yaml overrides:
websockets:
  enabled: false

Blocking creation of personal users, new teams

In Brig

There are some unauthenticated end-points that allow arbitrary users on the open internet to do things like create a new team. This is desired in the cloud, but if you run an on-prem setup that is open to the world, you may want to block this.

Brig has a server option for this:

optSettings:
  setRestrictUserCreation: true

If setRestrictUserCreation is true, creating new personal users or new teams on your instance from outside your backend installation is impossible. (If you want to be more technical: requests to /register that create a new personal account or a new team are answered with 403 forbidden.)

On instances with restricted user creation, the site operator with access to the internal REST API can still circumvent the restriction: just log into a brig service pod via ssh and follow the steps in https://github.com/wireapp/wire-server/blob/b9a84f9b654a69c9a296761b36c042dc993236d3/deploy/services-demo/create_test_team_admins.sh.

Note

Once the creation of new users and teams has been disabled, it will still be possible to use the team creation process (enter the new team name, email, password, etc), but it will fail/refuse creation late in the creation process (after the «Create team» button is clicked).

In the WebApp

Another way of disabling user registration is by this webapp setting, in values.yaml, changing this value from true to false:

FEATURE_ENABLE_ACCOUNT_REGISTRATION: "false"

Note

If you only disable the creation of users in the webapp, but do not do so in Brig/the backend, a malicious user would be able to use the API to create users, so make sure to disable both.

You may want

  • more server resources to ensure high-availability

  • an email/SMTP server to send out registration emails

  • depending on your required functionality, you may or may not need an AWS account. See details about limitations without an AWS account in the following sections.

  • one or more people able to maintain the installation

  • official support by Wire (contact us)

Warning

As of 2020-08-10, the documentation sections below are partially out of date and need to be updated.

Metrics/logging

SMTP server

Assumptions: none

Provides:

  • full control over email sending

You need:

  • SMTP credentials (to allow for email sending; prerequisite for registering users and running the smoketest)

How to configure:

  • if using a gmail account, ensure to enable ‘less secure apps’

  • Add user, SMTP server, connection type to values/wire-server’s values file under brig.config.smtp

  • Add password in secrets/wire-server’s secrets file under brig.secrets.smtpPassword

Load balancer on bare metal servers

Assumptions:

Provides:

  • Allows using a provided Load balancer for incoming traffic

  • SSL termination is done on the ingress controller

  • You can access your wire-server backend with given DNS names, over SSL and from anywhere in the internet

You need:

  • A kubernetes node with a public IP address (or internal, if you do not plan to expose the Wire backend over the Internet but we will assume you are using a public IP address)

  • DNS records for the different exposed addresses (the ingress depends on the usage of virtual hosts), namely:

    • nginz-https.<domain>

    • nginz-ssl.<domain>

    • assets.<domain>

    • webapp.<domain>

    • account.<domain>

    • teams.<domain>

  • A wildcard certificate for the different hosts (*.<domain>) - we assume you want to do SSL termination on the ingress controller

Caveats:

  • Note that there can be only a single load balancer, otherwise your cluster might become unstable

How to configure:

cp values/metallb/demo-values.example.yaml values/metallb/demo-values.yaml
cp values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-values.example.yaml values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-values.yaml
cp values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-secrets.example.yaml values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-secrets.yaml
  • Adapt values/metallb/demo-values.yaml to provide a list of public IP address CIDRs that your kubernetes nodes can bind to.

  • Adapt values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-values.yaml with correct URLs

  • Put your TLS cert and key into values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-secrets.yaml.

Install metallb (for more information see the docs):

helm upgrade --install --namespace metallb-system metallb wire/metallb \
    -f values/metallb/demo-values.yaml \
    --wait --timeout 1800

Install nginx-ingress-[controller,services]:

::
helm upgrade –install –namespace demo demo-nginx-ingress-controller wire/nginx-ingress-controller

–wait

helm upgrade –install –namespace demo demo-nginx-ingress-services wire/nginx-ingress-services

-f values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-values.yaml -f values/nginx-ingress-services/demo-secrets.yaml –wait

Now, create DNS records for the URLs configured above.

Load Balancer on cloud-provider

AWS

Upload the required certificates. Create and configure values/aws-ingress/demo-values.yaml from the examples.

helm upgrade --install --namespace demo demo-aws-ingress wire/aws-ingress \
    -f values/aws-ingress/demo-values.yaml \
    --wait

To give your load balancers public DNS names, create and edit values/external-dns/demo-values.yaml, then run external-dns:

helm repo update
helm upgrade --install --namespace demo demo-external-dns stable/external-dns \
    --version 1.7.3 \
    -f values/external-dns/demo-values.yaml \
    --wait

Things to note about external-dns:

  • There can only be a single external-dns chart installed (one per kubernetes cluster, not one per namespace). So if you already have one running for another namespace you probably don’t need to do anything.

  • You have to add the appropriate IAM permissions to your cluster (see the README).

  • Alternatively, use the AWS route53 console.

Other cloud providers

This information is not yet available. If you’d like to contribute by adding this information for your cloud provider, feel free to read the contributing guidelines and open a PR.

Real AWS services

Assumptions:

  • You installed kubernetes and wire-server on AWS

Provides:

  • Better availability guarantees and possibly better functionality of AWS services such as SQS and dynamoDB.

  • You can use ELBs in front of nginz for higher availability.

  • instead of using a smtp server and connect with SMTP, you may use SES. See configuration of brig and the useSES toggle.

You need:

  • An AWS account

How to configure:

  • Instead of using fake-aws charts, you need to set up the respective services in your account, create queues, tables etc. Have a look at the fake-aws-* charts; you’ll need to replicate a similar setup.

    • Once real AWS resources are created, adapt the configuration in the values and secrets files for wire-server to use real endpoints and real AWS keys. Look for comments including if using real AWS.

  • Creating AWS resources in a way that is easy to create and delete could be done using either terraform or pulumi. If you’d like to contribute by creating such automation, feel free to read the contributing guidelines and open a PR.

Persistence and high-availability

Currently, due to the way kubernetes and cassandra interact, cassandra cannot reliably be installed on kubernetes. Some people have tried, e.g. this project though at the time of writing (Nov 2018), this does not yet work as advertised. We recommend therefore to install cassandra, (possibly also elasticsearch and redis) separately, i.e. outside of kubernetes (using 3 nodes each).

For further higher-availability:

  • scale your kubernetes cluster to have separate etcd and master nodes (3 nodes each)

  • use 3 instead of 1 replica of each wire-server chart

Security

For a production deployment, you should, as a minimum:

  • Ensure traffic between kubernetes nodes, etcd and databases are confined to a private network

  • Ensure kubernetes API is unreachable from the public internet (e.g. put behind VPN/bastion host or restrict IP range) to prevent kubernetes vulnerabilities from affecting you

  • Ensure your operating systems get security updates automatically

  • Restrict ssh access / harden sshd configuration

  • Ensure no other pods with public access than the main ingress are deployed on your cluster, since, in the current setup, pods have access to etcd values (and thus any secrets stored there, including secrets from other pods)

  • Ensure developers encrypt any secrets.yaml files

Additionally, you may wish to build, sign, and host your own docker images to have increased confidence in those images. We haved “signed container images” on our roadmap.

Sign up with a phone number (Sending SMS)

Provides:

  • Registering accounts with a phone number

You need:

How to configure:

See the brig chart for configuration.

3rd-party proxying

You need Giphy/Google/Spotify/Soundcloud API keys (if you want to support previews by proxying these services)

See the proxy chart for configuration.

Routing traffic to other namespaces via nginz

If you have some components running in namespaces different from nginz. For instance, the billing service (ibis) could be deployed to a separate namespace, say integrations. But it still needs to get traffic via nginz. When this is needed, the helm config can be adjusted like this:

# in your wire-server/values.yaml overrides:
nginz:
  nginx_conf:
    upstream_namespace:
      ibis: integrations

Marking an installation as self-hosted

In case your wire installation is self-hosted (on-premise, demo installs), it needs to be aware that it is through a configuration option. As of release chart 4.15.0, “true” is the default behavior, and nothing needs to be done.

If that option is not set, team-settings will prompt users about “wire for free” and associated functions.

With that option set, all payment related functionality is disabled.

The option is IS_SELF_HOSTED, and you set it in your values.yaml file (originally a copy of prod-values.example.yaml found in wire-server-deploy/values/wire-server/).

In case of a demo install, replace prod with demo.

First set the option under the team-settings section, envVars sub-section:

# NOTE: Only relevant if you want team-settings
team-settings:
  envVars:
    IS_SELF_HOSTED: "true"

Second, also set the option under the account-pages section:

# NOTE: Only relevant if you want account-pages
account-pages:
  envVars:
    IS_SELF_HOSTED: "true"

Configuring searchability

You can configure how search is limited or not based on user membership in a given team.

There are two types of searches based on the direction of search:

  • Inbound searches mean that somebody is searching for you. Configuring the inbound search visibility means that you (or some admin) can configure whether others can find you or not.

  • Outbound searches mean that you are searching for somebody. Configuring the outbound search visibility means that some admin can configure whether you can find other users or not.

There are different types of matches:

  • Exact handle search means that the user is found only if the search query is exactly the user handle (e.g. searching for mc will find @mc but not @mccaine). This search returns zero or one results.

  • Full text search means that the user is found if the search query contains some subset of the user display name and handle. (e.g. the query mar will find Marco C, Omar, @amaro)

Searching users on the same backend

Search visibility is controlled by three parameters on the backend:

  • A team outbound configuration flag, TeamSearchVisibility with possible values SearchVisibilityStandard, SearchVisibilityNoNameOutsideTeam

    • SearchVisibilityStandard means that the user can find other people outside of the team, if the searched-person inbound search allows it

    • SearchVisibilityNoNameOutsideTeam means that the user can not find any user outside the team by full text search (but exact handle search still works)

  • A team inbound configuration flag, SearchVisibilityInbound with possible values SearchableByOwnTeam, SearchableByAllTeams

    • SearchableByOwnTeam means that the user can be found only by users in their own team.

    • SearchableByAllTeams means that the user can be found by users in any/all teams.

  • A server configuration flag searchSameTeamOnly with possible values true, false.

    • Note: For the same backend, this affects inbound and outbound searches (simply because all teams will be subject to this behavior)

    • Setting this to true means that the all teams on that backend can only find users that belong to their team

These flag are set on the backend and the clients do not need to be aware of them.

The flags will influence the behavior of the search API endpoint; clients will only need to parse the results, that are already filtered for them by the backend.

Table of possible outcomes

Is search-er (uA) in team (tA)?

Is search-ed (uB) in a team?

Backend flag searchSameTeamOnly

Team tA’s flag TeamSearchVisibility

Team tB’s flag SearchVisibilityInbound

Result of exact search for uB

Result of full-text search for uB

Search within the same team

Yes, tA

Yes, the same team tA

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Found

Found

Outbound search unrestricted

Yes, tA

Yes, another team tB

false

SearchVisibilityStandard

SearchableByAllTeams

Found

Found

Yes, tA

Yes, another team tB

false

SearchVisibilityStandard

SearchableByOwnTeam

Found

Not found

Outbound search restricted

Yes, tA

Yes, another team tB

true

Irrelevant

Irrelevant

Not found

Not found

Yes, tA

Yes, another team tB

false

SearchVisibilityNoNameOutsideTeam

Irrelevant

Found

Not found

Yes, tA

No

false

SearchVisibilityNoNameOutsideTeam

There’s no team B

Found

Not found

Changing the configuration on the server

To change the searchSameTeamOnly setting on the backend, edit the values.yaml.gotmpl file for the wire-server chart at this nested level of the configuration:

brig:
  # ...
  config:
    # ...
    optSettings:
      # ...
      setSearchSameTeamOnly: true

If setSearchSameTeamOnly is set to true then TeamSearchVisibility is forced be in the SearchVisibilityNoNameOutsideTeam setting for all teams.

Changing the default configuration for all teams

If setSearchSameTeamOnly is set to false (or missing from the configuration) then the default value TeamSearchVisibility can be configured at this level of the configuration of the value.yaml.gotmpl file of the wire-server chart:

galley:
  #...
  config:
    #...
    settings:
      #...
      featureFlags:
        #...
        teamSearchVisibility: enabled-by-default

This default value applies to all teams for which no explicit configuration of the TeamSearchVisibility has been set.

Searching users on another (federated) backend

For federated search the table above does not apply, see following table.

Note

Incoming federated searches (i.e. searches from one backend to another) are considered always as being performed from a team user, even if they are performed from a personal user.

This is because the incoming search request does not carry the information whether the user performing the search was in a team or not.

So we have to make one assumption, and we assume that they were in a team.

Allowing search is done at the backend configuration level by the sysadmin:

  • Outbound search restrictions (searchSameTeamOnly, TeamSearchVisibility) do not apply to federated searches

  • A configuration setting FederatedUserSearchPolicy per federating domain with these possible values:

    • no_search The federating backend is not allowed to search any users (either by exact handle or full-text).

    • exact_handle_search The federating backend may only search by exact handle

    • full_search The federating backend may search users by full text search on display name and handle. The search search results are additionally affected by SearchVisibilityInbound setting of each team on the backend.

  • The SearchVisibilityInbound setting applies. Since the default value for teams is SearchableByOwnTeam this means that for a team to be full-text searchable by users on a federating backend both

    • FederatedUserSearchPolicy needs to be set to to full_search for the federating backend

    • Any team that wants to be full-text searchable needs to be set to SearchableByAllTeams

The configuration value FederatedUserSearchPolicy is per federated domain, e.g. in the values of the wire-server chart:

brig:
  config:
    optSettings:
      setFederationDomainConfigs:
        - domain: a.example.com
          search_policy: no_search
        - domain: a.example.com
          search_policy: full_search

Table of possible outcomes

In the following table, user uA on backend A is searching for user uB on team tB on backend B.

Any of the flags set for searching users on the same backend are ignored.

It’s worth nothing that if two users are on two separate backend, they are also guaranteed to be on two separate teams, as teams can not spread across backends.

Who is searching

Backend B flag FederatedUserSearchPolicy

Team tB’s flag SearchVisibilityInbound

Result of exact search for uB

Result of full-text search for uB

user uA on backend A

no_search

Irrelevant

Not found

Not found

user uA on backend A

exact_handle_search

Irrelevant

Found

Not found

user uA on backend A

full_search

SearchableByOwnTeam

Found

Not found

user uA on backend A

full_search

SearchableByAllTeams

Found

Found

Changing the settings for a given team

If you need to change searchabilility for a specific team (rather than the entire backend, as above), you need to make specific calls to the API.

Team searchVisibility

The team flag searchVisibility affects the outbound search of user searches.

If it is set to no-name-outside-team for a team then all users of that team will no longer be able to find users that are not part of their team when searching.

This also includes finding other users by by providing their exact handle. By default it is set to standard, which doesn’t put any additional restrictions to outbound searches.

The setting can be changed via endpoint (for more details on how to make the API calls with curl, read further):

GET /teams/{tid}/search-visibility
  -- Shows the current TeamSearchVisibility value for the given team

PUT /teams/{tid}/search-visibility
  -- Set specific search visibility for the team

pull-down-menu "body":
  "standard"
  "no-name-outside-team"

The team feature flag teamSearchVisibility determines whether it is allowed to change the searchVisibility setting or not.

The default is disabled-by-default.

Note

Whenever this feature setting is disabled the searchVisibility will be reset to standard.

The default setting that applies to all teams on the instance can be defined at configuration

settings:
  featureFlags:
    teamSearchVisibility: disabled-by-default # or enabled-by-default

TeamFeature searchVisibilityInbound

The team feature flag searchVisibilityInbound affects if the team’s users are searchable by users from other teams.

The default setting is searchable-by-own-team which hides users from search results by users from other teams.

If it is set to searchable-by-all-teams then users of this team may be included in the results of search queries by other users.

Note

The configuration of this flag does not affect search results when the search query matches the handle exactly.

If the handle is provdided then any user on the instance can find users.

This team feature flag can only by toggled by site-administrators with direct access to the galley instance (for more details on how to make the API calls with curl, read further):

PUT /i/teams/{tid}/features/search-visibility-inbound

With JSON body:

{"status": "enabled"}

or

{"status": "disabled"}

Where enabled is equivalent to searchable-by-all-teams and disabled is equivalent to searchable-by-own-team.

The default setting that applies to all teams on the instance can be defined at configuration.

searchVisibilityInbound:
  defaults:
    status: enabled # OR disabled

Individual teams can overwrite the default setting with API calls as per above.

Making the API calls

To make API calls to set an explicit configuration for` TeamSearchVisibilityInbound` per team, you first need to know the Team ID, which can be found in the team settings app.

It is an UUID<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universally_unique_identifier> which has format like this dcbedf9a-af2a-4f43-9fd5-525953a919e1.

In the following we will be using this Team ID as an example, please replace it with your own team id.

Next find the name of a galley pod by looking at the output of running this command:

kubectl -n wire get pods

The output will look something like this:

...
galley-5f4787fdc7-9l64n   ...
galley-migrate-data-lzz5j ...
...

Select any of the galley pods, for example we will use galley-5f4787fdc7-9l64n.

Next, set up a port-forwarding from your local machine’s port 9000 to the galley’s port 8080 by running:

kubectl port-forward -n wire galley-5f4787fdc7-9l64n 9000:8080

Keep this command running until the end of these instuctions.

Please run the following commands in a seperate terminal while keeping the terminal which establishes the port-forwarding open.

To see team’s current setting run:

curl -XGET http://localhost:9000/i/teams/dcbedf9a-af2a-4f43-9fd5-525953a919e1/features/searchVisibilityInbound

# {"lockStatus":"unlocked","status":"disabled"}

Where disabled corresponds to SearchableByOwnTeam and enabled corresponds to SearchableByAllTeams.

To change the TeamSearchVisibilityInbound to SearchableByAllTeams for the team run:

curl -XPUT -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{\"status\": \"enabled\"}" http://localhost:9000/i/teams/dcbedf9a-af2a-4f43-9fd5-525953a919e1/features/searchVisibilityInbound

To change the TeamSearchVisibilityInbound to SearchableByOwnTeam for the team run:

curl -XPUT -H 'Content-Type: application/json' -d "{\"status\": \"disabled\"}" http://localhost:9000/i/teams/dcbedf9a-af2a-4f43-9fd5-525953a919e1/features/searchVisibilityInbound

Configuring classified domains

As a backend administrator, if you want to control which other backends (identified by their domain) are “classified”,

change the following galley configuration in the value.yaml.gotmpl file of the wire-server chart:

galley:
  replicaCount: 1
  config:
  ...
    featureFlags:
    ...
      classifiedDomains:
        status: enabled
        config:
          domains: ["domain-that-is-classified.link"]
          ...

This is not only a backend configuration, but also a team configuration/feature.

This means that different combinations of configurations will have different results.

Here is a table to navigate the possible configurations:

Backend Config enabled/disabled

Backend Config Domains

Team Config enabled/disabled

Team Config Domains

User’s view

Enabled

[domain1.example.com]

Not configured

Not configured

Enabled, [domain1.example.com]

Enabled

[domain1.example.com][domain1.example.com]

Enabled

Not configured

Enabled, [domain1.example.com]

Enabled

[domain1.example.com]

Enabled

[domain2.example.com]

Enabled, Undefined

Enabled

[domain1.example.com]

Disabled

Anything

Undefined

Disabled

Anything

Not configured

Not configured

Disabled, no domains

Disabled

Anything

Enabled

[domain2.example.com]

Undefined

The table assumes the following:

  • When backend level config says that this feature is enabled, it is illegal to not specify domains at the backend level.

  • When backend level config says that this feature is disabled, the list of domains is ignored.

  • When team level feature is disabled, the accompanying domains are ignored.