Default Behavior

By default Tigase server loads tigase.conf.ConfigurationCache class which stores the whole configuration in memory. Please note that the file with initial settings is always loaded if it is available at the given location and all settings in this file work exactly as before. For more details, please refer to the online documentation.

A couple of times 'initial configuration' and 'whole configuration' were mentioned. What is this about, what is the difference?

The 'initial configuration' are startup settings provided by the user in the file. Most of the server elements use far more configuration parameters which are set to sensible default values if they are not provided by the user. The configuration framework in Tigase server always keeps the complete configuration of all active elements. This is implemented in such a way to make it possible to present currently used settings to the end-users or administrators and allow them to change the server parameters during runtime.