The default tab that loads in the Admin UI allows you to set your basic site settings. Many of these settings were initially configured in your XNAT First Time Configuration step, but can be changed here as needed. To get to these controls, go to Administer > Site Admininistration in the top navigation and click on the Site Setup tab.
Site Information Settings
The ID used to refer to this site (also used to generate database ids). The Site ID must start with a letter and contain only letters, numbers and underscores. It should be a short, one-word name or acronym which describes your site. No spaces or non-alphanumeric characters. By default this is set to 'XNAT', but you will likely want to change this to the name of your particular XNAT instance (e.g. 'ConnectomeDB' for the Human Connectome Project public site). This Site ID will appear throughout the site, such as on the page users are directed to after login which informs them how many projects, subjects, and imaging sessions the site has (e.g. SITE_ID currently contains 2 projects, 3 subjects, and 4 imaging sessions.).
This is the URL at which users should access your site. It should be the full URL, including 'http' or 'https'. This URL is the one provided to users in emails, and other external links. This should be a functional address (i.e. if the user pasted this address in their web browser, they should come to the site). localhost only works if the web browser is located on the same machine. You are required to guarantee that this address is functional for reaching the site.
This controls what site description shows up on the login page. You have two options for configuring this content:
|Site Description (Text)|
This setting only gets used if Site Description is set to "Markdown"
Markdown is a simple syntax used by GitHub and many wikis for creating text content with headline styles, links, images and other emphasis tags. See: Markdown Quick Reference
|Site Description (Page)|
This setting only gets used if Site Description is set to "Page"
The file path should be relative to the XNAT webapp templates directory, and will typically be something like
|Site Login Landing|
|This is the relative path (e.g. |
This is the relative path (e.g.
Paths specified in these input fields relate to files that are located in your webapp's template folders. See "Managing Template Files" in Understanding the Components of XNAT
Site-wide config properties can be accessed via REST at
Site-wide config properties can be access programmatically in Velocity via
Admin Information Settings
|Site Admin Email|
The administrative email account to receive system emails. This address will receive frequent emails on system events, such as errors, processing completion, new user registration and so on. These emails can be configured on the Notifications tab.
This must be a valid email address. If it is not, then some emails intended for other recipients may also fail if there's an error caused by an invalid email address being one of the recipients.
|Primary Admin Username|
This should be the login name of an enabled and valid user. The specified user must be a site administrator.
|Enable Alert Message|
Toggles between three possible settings:
|Message text. Can be plaintext or HTML.|
Toggles between three alert types:
Also see Notifications and Alerts in XNAT