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This section contains a set of configuration steps required to enable basic functionality in the  Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta® platform , as well as the methods by which you can apply the configuration.

Before you begin any configuration or modification to a working configuration, you should back up the /opt/trifacta/conf directory.

Admin Settings page: If the software has been installed and the databases have been initialized, you should be able to start the platform and access the Admin Settings page. For more information, see Platform Configuration Methods.

Tip: Whenever possible, you should use the Admin Settings page of the application for platform configuration. 

Configuration by file: If the application is not available, you can perform configuration changes using the platform files. See below.

Configuring by File

Please make backups of any configuration files that you modify and apply changes with caution.

Tip: If you have not used a Linux text editor, please enter one of the following strings at the command line to see which is available in your environment. nano may be the easiest to use:

  • vi
  • vim
  • emacs
  • nano

The Trifacta configuration files are stored in the following directory:


hadoop-site/*(Hadoop only) Directory for configuration files from the Hadoop cluster to which the platform connects. See Prepare Hadoop for Integration with the Platform.
nginx.confConfiguration of the platform's HTTP access.

Most customer-facing configuration and product options for all components are stored here.

NOTE: After saving your changes to the config files, you must restart the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform to apply them. See Start and Stop the Platform.

Required Platform Configuration Steps

The following configuration steps must be reviewed and completed for all deployments of the  Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform :

NOTE: You must define and configure your backend datastore before the platform is operational.


NOTE: If High Availability is enabled on the cluster, it must be enabled on the Designer Cloud Powered by Trifacta platform , even if you are not planning to rely on it. Do this step after completing the preceding steps. See Enable Integration with Cluster High Availability.

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