To configure Humio’s basic functionality, you’ll need to set environment variables in the Humio configuration file, server.conf in the /etc/humio directory or the humio-config.env file. This document is for reference. It contains first, an alphabetical list of variables or options. This is followed by another list of those same variables, but with more information on each.

When running Humio in Docker, you can pass set the --env-file= flag and keep your configuration in a file. For a quick introduction to setting configuration options, see the documentation on running Humio in a Docker Container. Docker only loads the environment file when the container is initially created. If you make changes to the settings in your environment file, simply stopping and starting the container will not work. You need to docker rm the container and docker run it again to pick up changes.

In this reference section, you’ll find several useful pages related to configuring Humio and related software:

Environment Variables

Here you’ll discover a lengthy page listing all of the Humio environment variables that may be used to configure Humio workings. These are all of the variables available.

The other pages of this reference section provide instructions and advice, as well as listing the specific environment variables for specific uses of Humio.

Click on the heading of a particular configuration above to go to the page on that topic.