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Version: 1.0

Configuration

Tasklist is a Spring Boot application. That means all provided ways to configure a Spring Boot application can be applied. By default, the configuration for Tasklist is stored in a YAML file application.yml. All Tasklist related settings are prefixed with camunda.tasklist. The following parts are configurable:

Webserver#

Tasklist supports customizing the context-path by using default Spring configuration.

Example for application.yml: server.servlet.context-path: /tasklist

Example for environment variable: SERVER_SERVLET_CONTEXT_PATH=/tasklist

Default context-path is /

GraphQL API access#

Tasklist provides a GraphQL API under the endpoint /graphql. Clients can access this API by using a JWT access token in an authorization header Authorization: Bearer <JWT>.

Tasklist server needs the following settings to validate the token:

SettingDescriptionExample
camunda.tasklist.client.audienceTasklist tries to match this with aud in JWTtasklist.camunda.io
camunda.tasklist.client.clusterIdTasklist tries to match this with scope in JWTcafe-0815-0235-a221-21cc6df91dc5
spring.security.oauth2.resourceserver.jwt.jwk-set-uri (recommended)Complete URI to get public keys for JWT validationhttps://weblogin.cloud.company.com/.well-known/jwks.json
OR
spring.security.oauth2.resourceserver.jwt.issuer-uriURI to get public keys for JWT validationhttps://weblogin.cloud.company.com/

The settings can be given in application.yml (eg. camunda.tasklist.client.audience: tasklist.camunda.io) or as environment variables (eg. CAMUNDA_TASKLIST_CLIENT_AUDIENCE=tasklist.camunda.io)

The API client needs to obtain JWT token and send it in each request to graphql in an authorization header as described above.

Elasticsearch#

Tasklist stores and reads data in/from Elasticsearch.

Settings to connect#

Tasklist supports basic authentication for elasticsearch. Set the appropriate username/password combination in the configuration to use it.

NameDescriptionDefault value
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.clusterNameClustername of Elasticsearchelasticsearch
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.urlURL of Elasticsearch REST APIhttp://localhost:9200
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.usernameUsername to access Elasticsearch REST API-
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.passwordPassword to access Elasticsearch REST API-

Settings for shards and replicas#

Tasklist creates the template with index settings named tasklist-<version>_template that Elasticsearch will use for all Tasklist indices. These settings can be changed.

Following configuration parameters will define the settings:

NameDescriptionDefault value
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.numberOfShardsHow many shards Elasticsearch uses for all Tasklist indices1
camunda.tasklist.elasticsearch.numberOfReplicasHow many replicas Elasticsearch uses for all Tasklist indices0

These values are applied only on first startup of Tasklist or during version upgrade. After Tasklist ELS schema is created, settings may be adjusted directly in ELS template, and the new settings will be applied to indices created after adjustment.

A snippet from application.yml:#

camunda.tasklist:  elasticsearch:    # Cluster name    clusterName: elasticsearch    # Url    url: http://localhost:9200

Zeebe broker connection#

Tasklist needs a connection to Zeebe Broker to start the import.

Settings to connect#

NameDescriptionDefault value
camunda.tasklist.zeebe.gatewayAddressGateway address point to zeebe as hostname and portlocalhost:26500

Currently Tasklist does not support TLS communication with Zeebe

A snippet from application.yml:#

camunda.tasklist:  zeebe:    # Gateway address    gatewayAddress: localhost:26500

Zeebe Elasticsearch exporter#

Tasklist imports data from Elasticsearch indices created and filled in by Zeebe Elasticsearch Exporter. Therefore, settings for this Elasticsearch connection must be defined and must correspond to the settings on Zeebe side.

Settings to connect and import:#

NameDescriptionDefault value
camunda.tasklist.zeebeElasticsearch.clusterNameCluster name of Elasticsearchelasticsearch
camunda.tasklist.zeebeElasticsearch.urlURL of Elasticsearch REST APIhttp://localhost:9200
camunda.tasklist.zeebeElasticsearch.prefixIndex prefix as configured in Zeebe Elasticsearch exporterzeebe-record
camunda.tasklist.zeebeElasticsearch.usernameUsername to access Elasticsearch REST API-
camunda.tasklist.zeebeElasticsearch.passwordPassword to access Elasticsearch REST API-

A snippet from application.yml:#

camunda.tasklist:  zeebeElasticsearch:    # Cluster name    clusterName: elasticsearch    # Url    url: http://localhost:9200    # Index prefix, configured in Zeebe Elasticsearch exporter    prefix: zeebe-record

Monitoring and health probes#

Tasklist includes Spring Boot Actuator inside, that provides number of monitoring possibilities., e.g. health check (http://localhost:8080/actuator/health) and metrics (http://localhost:8080/actuator/prometheus) endpoints.

Tasklist uses following Actuator configuration by default:

# disable default health indicators:# https://docs.spring.io/spring-boot/docs/current/reference/html/production-ready-features.html#production-ready-health-indicatorsmanagement.health.defaults.enabled: false# enable health check, metrics and loggers endpointsmanagement.endpoints.web.exposure.include: health,prometheus,loggers# enable Kubernetes health groups:# https://docs.spring.io/spring-boot/docs/current/reference/html/production-ready-features.html#production-ready-kubernetes-probesmanagement.health.probes.enabled: true

With this configuration following endpoints are available for use out of the box:

<server>:8080/actuator/prometheus Prometheus metrics

<server>:8080/actuator/health/liveness Liveness probe

<server>:8080/actuator/health/readiness Readiness probe

Example snippets to use Tasklist probes in Kubernetes:#

For details to set Kubernetes probes parameters see: Kubernetes configure probes

Readiness probe as yaml config:#

readinessProbe:     httpGet:        path: /actuator/health/readiness        port: 8080     initialDelaySeconds: 30     periodSeconds: 30

Liveness probe as yaml config:#

livenessProbe:     httpGet:        path: /actuator/health/liveness        port: 8080     initialDelaySeconds: 30     periodSeconds: 30

Logging#

Tasklist uses Log4j2 framework for logging. In distribution archive as well as inside a Docker image config/log4j2.xml logging configuration files is included, that can be further adjusted to your needs:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><Configuration status="WARN" monitorInterval="30">  <Properties>    <Property name="LOG_PATTERN">%clr{%d{yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS}}{faint} %clr{%5p} %clr{${sys:PID}}{magenta} %clr{---}{faint} %clr{[%15.15t]}{faint} %clr{%-40.40c{1.}}{cyan} %clr{:}{faint} %m%n%xwEx</Property>    <Property name="log.stackdriver.serviceName">${env:TASKLIST_LOG_STACKDRIVER_SERVICENAME:-tasklist}</Property>    <Property name="log.stackdriver.serviceVersion">${env:TASKLIST_LOG_STACKDRIVER_SERVICEVERSION:-}</Property>  </Properties>  <Appenders>    <Console name="Console" target="SYSTEM_OUT" follow="true">      <PatternLayout pattern="${LOG_PATTERN}"/>    </Console>    <Console name="Stackdriver" target="SYSTEM_OUT" follow="true">      <StackdriverLayout serviceName="${log.stackdriver.serviceName}"        serviceVersion="${log.stackdriver.serviceVersion}" />    </Console>  </Appenders>  <Loggers>    <Logger name="io.camunda.tasklist" level="info" />    <Root level="info">      <AppenderRef ref="${env:TASKLIST_LOG_APPENDER:-Console}"/>    </Root>  </Loggers></Configuration>

By default, Console log appender will be used.

JSON logging configuration#

You can choose to output logs in JSON format (Stackdriver compatible). To enable it, define the environment variable TASKLIST_LOG_APPENDER like this:

TASKLIST_LOG_APPENDER=Stackdriver

Change logging level at runtime#

Tasklist supports the default scheme for changing logging levels as provided by Spring Boot

The log level for Tasklist can be changed by following the Setting a Log Level section.

Set all Tasklist loggers to DEBUG:#

curl 'http://localhost:8080/actuator/loggers/io.camunda.tasklist' -i -X POST \-H 'Content-Type: application/json' \-d '{"configuredLevel":"debug"}'

An example of application.yml file#

The following snippet represents the default Tasklist configuration, which is shipped with the distribution. It can be found inside the config folder (config/application.yml) and can be used to adjust Tasklist to your needs.

# Tasklist configuration file
camunda.tasklist:  # Set Tasklist username and password.  # If user with <username> does not exists it will be created.  # Default: demo/demo  #username:  #password:  # ELS instance to store Tasklist data  elasticsearch:    # Cluster name    clusterName: elasticsearch    # url    url: http://localhost:9200  # Zeebe instance  zeebe:    # Gateway address    gatewayAddress: localhost:26500  # ELS instance to export Zeebe data to  zeebeElasticsearch:    # Cluster name    clusterName: elasticsearch    # url    url: http://localhost:9200    # Index prefix, configured in Zeebe Elasticsearch exporter    prefix: zeebe-record