By default, Cockpit doesn't need any further configuration to run. However, you might want to manage multi-language content or use MongoDB instead of SQLite as your favorite data storage. Therefore Cockpit provides an easy way to tweak some settings.
To do so, go to Settings > System Settings and configure Cockpit via YAML.
# cockpit session name app.name: My Project X # cockpit session name session.name: mysession # define the languages you want to manage languages: fr: French de: German # define additional groups groups: author: $admin: false $vars: finder.path: /storage/upload cockpit: backend: true finder: true # use mongodb as main data storage database: server: mongodb://localhost:27017 options: db: cockpitdb # use smtp to send emails mailer: from : firstname.lastname@example.org transport : smtp host : smtp.myhost.tld user : username password : xxpasswordxx, port : 25, auth : true, encryption: '' # '', 'ssl' or 'tls'