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    To access the general settings of your workspace, navigate to Administration > Workspace > Settings > General.

    Remember always to hit Save Changes to apply any changes made.

    General settings

    • Show Setup Wizard: This setting SHOULD NOT be altered. It has been set automatically from Pending -> In Progress -> Completed depending on whether your workspace's general setup procedure has been completed. Changing this manually can lock your workspace. Please refer to this issue.

    • Site URL: This sets the URL of the workspace. Example:

    • Site Name: This sets the name of the workspace. Example My Rocket.Chat Server

    • Document Domain: Lets you set the document domain.

    • Language: This sets the default language for the workspace. This setting is overridden if the user has changed his language preference. Refer to the user preference guide for language preference priority in Rocket.Chat.

    • Allow Invalid Self-Signed Certs: Enable to allow invalid and self-signed SSL certificates for link validation and previews.

    • Enable Content-Security-Policy: Do not disable this option unless you have a custom build and are having problems due to inline-scripts.

    • Extra CSP Domains: Extra domains to add to the Content-Security-Policy.

    • Restrict access inside any Iframe: Lets you set restrictions to load the Rocket.Chat inside any iframe

    • Options to X-Frame-Options: Options to X-Frame-Options. You can see all the options here.

    • Enable Favorite Rooms: Lets you set if users can mark a room as favorite

    • First Channel After Login: Give the channel name the user joins after logging in by default. Setting this field to empty or setting an invalid name results in the user being directed to the workspace's home page. Example: #welcome

    • Unread Count: This setting changes the behavior of the unread counter

      • All messages: All messages are counted on the counter, regardless of whether they are mentioned or not.

      • User mentions only: Only mentions using @yourUsername are counted on the counter.

      • Group mentions only: Only group mentions using @all or @here are counted on the counter.

      • User and group mentions only: All mentions are counted; this includes @all, @here and @yourUsername

    • Unread Count for Direct Messages: This setting changes the behavior of the unread counter on Direct Messages

      • All messages: All messages sent by a customer are counted on the counter.

      • Mentions only: Only mentions using @yourUsername are counted on the counter.

    • Unread Count for Omnichannel Chats: This setting changes the behavior of the unread counter on Direct Messages

      • All messages: All messages sent by another user are counted on the counter.

      • Mentions only: Only mentions using @yourUsername are counted on the counter.

    • DeepLink_Url: Lets you set the DeepLink URL

    • CDN Prefix: If you want to use a CDN to load your workspace assets, insert your CDN prefix here.

    • Use CDN Prefix for all assets: This defines if all assets from the workspace come from a CDN.

    • CDN Prefix for JS/CSS: Insert the prefix for the CDN that should load the JS/CSS assets here.

    • Force SSL: You can use this setting to force SSL on your workspace. We strongly discourage the use of this setting; redirecting to HTTPS should be done at the reverse proxy level.

    Force SSL should never be used with reverse proxy. If you have a reverse proxy, you should do the redirect there. This option exists for deployments like Heroku, which does not allow the redirect configuration at the reverse proxy.

    • Google Tag Manager ID: You can use Google Tag Manager on Rocket.Chat by setting your Id in this setting.

    • Bugsnag API Key: If you are integrating Bugsnag with Rocket.Chat, you should put your Bugsnag API Key here.

    • Store Last Message: Store the last message sent in each room. This enables the viewing of the last message on the left sidebar (should be on by default)

    • Robots.txt File Contents: This sets the content of the Robots.txt file, used to help index your workspace on different search engines and crawlers

    • Default Referrer Policy: This controls the 'referrer' header that's sent when requesting embedded media from other workspaces. For more information, refer to MDN. Remember, a full page refresh is required for this to take effect

    • Enable second-layer encryption for data transport: Lets you enable second-layer encryption.

    This feature is currently in alpha

    • Reset Section to Default: Click to reset the general settings to default.


    • Number of days to keep logs from apps stored: Lets you set how long in days to keep logs from Rocket.Chat Apps.

    • Apps' Source Package Storage type: Choose where all the apps' source code should be stored. Each app can be multiple megabytes in size.

    • Directory for storing apps source package: Absolute path in the filesystem for storing the apps' source code (in zip file format)


    • Max Record Amount: This sets the maximum number of records the REST API should return when not set to unlimited.

    • Default Count: The default count for REST API results if the consumer did not provide any.

    • Allow Getting Everything: This setting affects the count query parameter. See more at Offset and Count Information.

      • Yes: Allows the usage of the number 0 as count parameter. Setting count to 0 returns ALL the data from that endpoint

      • No: Setting the number 0 on count, returns 0 results.

    • Enable Direct Message History Endpoint: This enables the /api/v1/im.history.others which allows the viewing of direct messages sent by other users that the caller is not part of.

    • Enable Shields: Enables the usage of Shields via API. Shields are available at /api/v1/shield.svg

    • Shield Types: Types of shields to enable as a comma-separated list, choose from online, channel or * for all

    • Require authentication for users shields: Let you set if user authentication is required for shields.

    • Enable CORS: Use this setting to enable CORS for the REST API. Enabling CORS makes the workspace only accept API Calls from specific origins.

    Setting this to false makes your workspace only accept requests from the same domain of the said workspace. E.g. Rocket.Chat workspace will only accept requests from the Rocket.Chat domain.

    • CORS Origin: Here, you can set what origins are allowed to make requests to your workspace. You can use * to accept from all origins. For multiple Origins, use a comma-separated list. E.g,,

    • Use REST instead of WebSocket for Meteor calls: Set if Rest is used instead of WebSocket for Meteor calls.

    • User Limit for Adding All Users to Channel: This limits the number of users that can be added to a Channel simultaneously.


    • Update Latest Available Version: Updates to the specific versions available

    • Enable the Update Checker: Checks automatically for new updates / important messages from Rocket.Chat developers and receives notifications when available. The notification appears once per new version as a clickable banner and as a message from the Rocket.Cat bot, both visible only to administrators.


    • Max Room Members Before Disabling All Message Notifications: Max number of members in the room when notifications for all messages get disabled. Users can still change the per-room setting to receive all notifications individually. (0 to disable)

    Iframe integration

    To be able to use the microphone, camera, and geolocation in an iframe, be sure to allow the iframe features policy. Example

    <iframe src="" allow="geolocation; microphone; camera"></iframe>
    • Enable Send: This setting defines if Rocket.Chat can send events to the parent window.

    • Send Target Origin: Origin with protocol prefix, which commands are sent to e.g. https://localhost, or * to allow sending anywhere.

    • Enable Receive: This setting determines whether a parent window can send commands to Rocket.Chat.

    • Receive Origins: Origins with protocol prefix, separated by commas, which are allowed to receive commands e.g. https://localhost, http://localhost, or * to allow receiving from anywhere.


    Stream Cast

    • Stream Cast Address: IP or Host of your Rocket.Chat central Stream Cast. E.g. or localhost:4000


    • Default timezone for reporting: Sets the default timezone that is used when showing dashboards or sending emails.

    • Custom timezone: Let you set custom timezones


    • Custom Translations: With this setting, you can configure custom translations for your workspace. It should be a valid JSON where keys are languages containing a dictionary of keys and translations. Example:

     "en": {
      "Channels": "Rooms"
     "pt": {
      "Channels": "Salas"


    • UTF8 Names Validation: RegExp used to validate usernames and channel names

    • UTF8 Channel Names Validation: RegExp used to validate channel names

    • UTF8 Names Slugify: RegExp used to create slugs for names.

    If you are having problems with names when creating channels (e.g., when using non-English characters), changing these values will probably fix it. For example, using [\w_-]+ should allow any non-space character to be part of a name.

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