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Version: 1.47.0

Configuration

Platformatic Composer can be configured with a configuration file in the different file formats below. The Composer also supports use of environment variables as setting values with environment variable placeholders.

Configuration Files

Platformatic will automatically detect and load configuration files found in the current working directory with the file names listed here.

To specify a configuration file manually, use the --config option with any platformatic composer CLI command.

Supported File Formats

For detailed information on supported file formats and extensions, visit our Supported File Formats and Extensions page

Configuration Settings

Configuration file settings are grouped as follows:

Sensitive data within these settings should use configuration placeholders to ensure security.

Composer

Configure @platformatic/composer specific settings such as services or refreshTimeout:

  • services (array, default: []) — is an array of objects that defines the services managed by the composer. Each service object supports the following settings:

    • id (required, string) - A unique identifier for the service. Use a Platformatic Runtime service id if the service is executing inside of Platformatic Runtime context.
    • origin (string) - A service origin. Skip this option if the service is executing inside of Platformatic Runtime context. In this case, service id will be used instead of origin.
    • openapi (object) - The configuration file used to compose OpenAPI specification.
    • graphql (object) - The configuration for the GraphQL service.
    • proxy (object or false) - Service proxy configuration. If false, the service proxy is disabled.
      • prefix (required, string) - Service proxy prefix. All service routes will be prefixed with this value.
  • openapi (object) - See the Platformatic Service openapi option for more details.

  • graphql (object) - Has the Platformatic Service graphql options, plus

    • addEntitiesResolvers (boolean) - Automatically add related entities on GraphQL types, following the services entities configuration. See graphql-composer entities for details.
    • defaultArgsAdapter (function or string) - The default argsAdapter function for the entities, for example for the platformatic db mapped entities queries.
    graphql: {
    defaultArgsAdapter: (partialResults) => ({ where: { id: { in: partialResults.map(r => r.id) } } })
    }

    or with the metaline syntax, especially in the case of using the json configuration.

    "defaultArgsAdapter": "where.id.in.$>#id"
    • onSubgraphError (function) - Hook called when an error occurs getting schema from a subgraph. The arguments are:
      • error (error) - The error message
      • subgraphName (string) - The erroring subgraph

Its important to note GraphQL subscriptions are not supported in the composer yet.

  • refreshTimeout (number) - The number of milliseconds to wait for check for changes in the services. If not specified, the default value is 1000; set to 0 to disable.

  • addEmptySchema (boolean) - If true, the composer will add an empty response schema to the composed OpenAPI specification. Default is false.

OpenAPI

  • url (string) - A path of the route that exposes the OpenAPI specification. If a service is a Platformatic Service or Platformatic DB, use /documentation/json as a value. Use this or file option to specify the OpenAPI specification.
  • file (string) - A path to the OpenAPI specification file. Use this or url option to specify the OpenAPI specification.
  • prefix (string) - A prefix for the OpenAPI specification. All service routes will be prefixed with this value.
  • config (string) - A path to the OpenAPI configuration file. This file is used to customize the OpenAPIspecification.

OpenAPI Configuration

The OpenAPI configuration file is a JSON file that is used to customize the OpenAPI specification. It supports the following options:

  • ignore (boolean) - If true, the route will be ignored by the composer. If you want to ignore a specific method, use the ignore option in the nested method object.

    Example JSON object
    {
    "paths": {
    "/users": {
    "ignore": true
    },
    "/users/{id}": {
    "get": { "ignore": true },
    "put": { "ignore": true }
    }
    }
    }
  • alias (string) - Use it create an alias for the route path. Original route path will be ignored.

    Example JSON object
    {
    "paths": {
    "/users": {
    "alias": "/customers"
    }
    }
    }
  • rename (string) - Use it to rename composed route response fields. Use json schema format to describe the response structure, this only for 200 response.

    Example JSON object
    {
    "paths": {
    "/users": {
    "responses": {
    "200": {
    "type": "array",
    "items": {
    "type": "object",
    "properties": {
    "id": { "rename": "user_id" },
    "name": { "rename": "first_name" }
    }
    }
    }
    }
    }
    }
    }

    Composition of two remote services:

    Example JSON object
    {
    "composer": {
    "services": [
    {
    "id": "auth-service",
    "origin": "https://auth-service.com",
    "openapi": {
    "url": "/documentation/json",
    "prefix": "auth"
    }
    },
    {
    "id": "payment-service",
    "origin": "https://payment-service.com",
    "openapi": {
    "file": "./schemas/payment-service.json"
    }
    }
    ],
    "refreshTimeout": 1000
    }
    }

    Composition of two local services inside of Platformatic Runtime:

    Example JSON object
    {
    "composer": {
    "services": [
    {
    "id": "auth-service",
    "openapi": {
    "url": "/documentation/json",
    "prefix": "auth"
    }
    },
    {
    "id": "payment-service",
    "openapi": {
    "file": "./schemas/payment-service.json"
    }
    }
    ],
    "refreshTimeout": 1000
    }
    }

GraphQL

  • host (string) - service host; if not specified, the service.origin is used.
  • name (string) - name to identify the service. If not specified, the service.origin is used.
  • graphqlEndpoint (string) - The graphql endpoint path, the default value is the common '/graphql'.
  • composeEndpoint (string) - The endpoint to retrieve the introspection query from, default is '/.well-known/graphql-composition'. In case the endpoint is not available, a second call with introspection query will be sent to the graphqlEndpoint.
  • entities (object) - Configuration object for working with entities in this subgraph, the values are objects with the following schema:
    • resolver (object) - The resolver to retrieve a list of objects - should return a list - and should accept as a arguments a list of primary keys or foreign keys.
      • name (string, required) - The name of the resolver.
      • argsAdapter (partialResults) (function or string) - The function invoked with a subset of the result of the initial query, where partialResults is an array of the parent node. It should return an object to be used as argument for resolver query. Can be a function or a metaline string. Default: if missing, the defaultArgsAdapter function will be used; if that is missing too, a generic one will be used.
      • partialResults (function or string) - The function to adapt the subset of the result to be passed to argsAdapter - usually is needed only on resolvers of fkeys and many. Can be a function or a metaline string.
    • pkey (string, required) - The primary key field to identify the entity.
    • fkeys (array of objects) an array to describe the foreign keys of the entities, for example fkeys: [{ type: 'Author', field: 'authorId' }].
      • type (string, required) - The entity type the foreign key is referred to.
      • field (string) - The foreign key field.
      • as (string) - When using addEntitiesResolvers, it defines the name of the foreign entity as a field of the current one, as a single type.
      • pkey (string) - The primary key of the foreign entity.
      • subgraph (string) - The subgraph name of the foreign entity, where the resolver is located; if missing is intended the self.
      • resolver (object) - The resolver definition to query the foreign entity, same structure as entity.resolver.
    • many (array of objects) - Describe a 1-to-many relation - the reverse of the foreign key.
      • type (string, required) - The entity type where the entity is a foreign key.
      • fkey (string, required) - The foreign key field in the referred entity.
      • as (string, required) - When using addEntitiesResolvers, it defines the name of the relation as a field of the current one, as a list.
      • pkey (string) - The primary key of the referred entity.
      • subgraph (string) - The subgraph name of the referred entity, where the resolver is located; if missing is intended the self.
      • resolver (object, required) - The resolver definition to query the referred entity, same structure as entity.resolver.

Configuration References

telemetry

Telemetry involves the collection and analysis of data generated by the operations of services. See our telemetry documentation for details on configuring telemetry for Platformatic Service.

watch

The watch functionality helps in monitoring file changes and dynamically updating services. Learn more at Platformatic Service watch

clients

Client-specific settings allow for customizing client interactions with the service. Detailed information can be found at Platformatic Service clients configuration.

Setting and Using ENV placeholders

Environment variable placeholders are used to securely inject runtime configurations. Learn how to set and use environment variable placeholders documentation.

PLT_ROOT

The PLT_ROOT variable is used to configure relative path and is set to the directory containing the Service configuration file.

Issues

If you run into a bug or have a suggestion for improvement, please raise an issue on GitHub or join our Discord feedback channel.