How do I configure Open edX environment? Want to change site name or address Open edX uses to send emails?

By default, your Open edX instance will send emails using the from address as no-reply@openedx.site and site name is My Platform Name Here

  • For Hawthorn, if you want to change that you can follow the steps below.
  1. Log into IBM Cloud.
  2. Under Resource summary, click Kubernetes Clusters.
  3. Under Kubernetes Clusters, click mycluster.
  4. Click Kubernetes Dashboard.
  5. Switch the namespace to open-edx-trial on the left under Overview. 
  6. Click Config Maps under Config and Storage.
  7. Click the 3 dots icon beside open-edx-config-env and select View/edit YAML.
  8. Change the value of the field, "SETTING_CONTACT_EMAIL" to your preferred email. Similarly, make a change of this field, SETTING_PLATFORM_NAME to your preferred site name.
  9. To apply the change, you need to recreate the lms pod. Click on Pods on the left under Workloads, find the pod that starts with lms- (not lms-worker-) and click the 3 dots icon on the right and confirm Delete. You might need to go to the next page to find it.
  10. Kubernetes will re-create the pod in a few seconds with the new value for email.

  • For Ironwood, if you want to change that you can follow the steps below.
  1. Log into IBM Cloud.
  2. Under Resource summary, click Kubernetes Clusters.
  3. Under Kubernetes Clusters, click mycluster.
  4. Click Kubernetes Dashboard.
  5. Switch the namespace to open-edx-trial on the left under Overview.
  6. Click Config Maps under Config and Storage.
  7. If you click at openedx-config, you could have a look at the default set-up environment values.
  8. Click EDIT on the top right.
  9. Change the value of the field "CONTACT_EMAIL" or "PLATFORM_NAME" under data section.
  10. To apply the change, you need to recreate the lms pod. Click on Pods on the left under Workloads, find the pod that starts with lms- (not lms-worker-) and click the 3 dots icon on the right and confirm Delete. You might need to go to the next page to find it.
  11. Kubernetes will re-create the pod in a few seconds with the new value.If you like further assistance, please let us know. 

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