The Configuration Directory

Your Acrolinx installation directory contains many files that you can update to adapt your Acrolinx installation. The most commonly updated files are the core server property file, the language server property files, and the language configuration files. You can configure your Acrolinx installation by editing overlay copies of these files in your server configuration directory. You can then update these copies with the settings that you want to change.

If you have the role "Super Administrator", you can edit most of these files from the Dashboard on the Configuration Properties page .

The following articles will give you an idea of how to use the configuration directory:

General Information

The following table lists the most commonly customized configuration files. All paths are relative to the server installation directory.

coreserver.propertiesThe properties file of the core server. This file is located in the directory:
ls-<LANGUAGE_SERVER_ID>.propertiesThe properties file of a language server, where <LANGUAGE_SERVER_ID> is the abbreviation "ls-" concatenated with the number of the language server. This file is located in the directory:

The master language configuration file for all language configurations. It contains settings common to all configurations and controls how the server allocates the language configurations to language servers. This file is located in the directory:

If you're on an Acrolinx private cloud  instance, contact us and we'll configure these for you! 

A comment (a line starting with ##) introduces a property or a group of properties controlling the same functionality. For example:

## language dependent resources for English

The property or the properties start on the next line, for example:


Each property has the form of a name, followed by an equal sign (=) and its value.

No space is required between the property name, the =, and the property value.

To disable a specific property, follow this step:

  • Insert a hash mark (#) at the beginning of the line.
Don’t disable a required property. Disabling a required property can disable the Acrolinx Server.