Alaveteli Professional

A toolset for professional users of FOI
Everything journalists, researchers and campaigners need to conduct investigations.

Configuration settings

The following are all the configuration settings that you can change in config/general.yml. When you edit this file, remember it must be in the YAML syntax. It’s not complicated but — especially if you’re editing a list — be careful to get the indentation correct. If in doubt, look at the examples already in the file, and don’t use tabs.

ENABLE_ALAVETELI_PRO
PRO_SITE_NAME
PRO_CONTACT_NAME
PRO_CONTACT_EMAIL
PRO_BATCH_AUTHORITY_LIMIT
FORWARD_PRO_NONBOUNCE_RESPONSES_TO


All the Alaveteli Professional settings

ENABLE_ALAVETELI_PRO

Enable Alaveteli Professional.

If ENABLE_ALAVETELI_PRO is set to true, Alaveteli will include extra functionality and account levels for professional FOI users, e.g. journalists. Professional users have access to a new dashboard, a more streamlined request process, and crucially, the ability to embargo their requests so that they remain private.

Enabling this is a large change, and this is still in Alpha development, so you may want to contact the Alaveteli team before doing so.

Example:

  • ENABLE_ALAVETELI_PRO: true
PRO_SITE_NAME

Site name for Alaveteli Professional.

The name to use when referring to the Alaveteli Professional parts of an Alaveteli site. For example, in the UK our Alaveteli instance is called "WhatDoTheyKnow" but we refer to the pro parts of the site as "WhatDoTheyKnow Pro".

If you don't want a different name for the pro pages, make this the same as SITE_NAME.

Example:

  • PRO_SITE_NAME: 'Alaveteli Professional'
PRO_CONTACT_NAME & PRO_CONTACT_EMAIL

Contact name and email for Alaveteli Professional.

If you want all support mail to go to the same address, make these the same as CONTACT_NAME & CONTACT_EMAIL.

Examples:

  • PRO_CONTACT_NAME: 'Alaveteli Professional Team'
  • PRO_CONTACT_EMAIL: 'pro-team@example.com'
PRO_BATCH_AUTHORITY_LIMIT
The total number of authorities that can be added to a Alaveteli Professional batch request.

Example:

  • PRO_BATCH_AUTHORITY_LIMIT: 500
FORWARD_PRO_NONBOUNCE_RESPONSES_TO
The email address to which non-bounce responses to emails sent out to Alaveteli Professional users by Alaveteli should be forwarded.

Example:

  • FORWARD_PRO_NONBOUNCE_RESPONSES_TO: pro-support@example.com