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A Configuration specifies how the container is configured (logging, security, data sources, location where to put deployables, etc).

Configuration != Installation


The notion of Configuration is different from the notion of Installation. When you install a container, it is usually configured by default too to start and deploy files from where it is installed. However all containers support customizing the configuration and even possibly use a different location where the configuration resides.

There are 2 main types of Configurations:

Configuration features

Custom configuration

The Cargo API allows you to plug your own custom configuration implementation.

You can register your configuration against the DefaultConfigurationFactory class. It's optional and only required if you want to let users use the DefaultConfigurationFactory class to instantiate your configuration. For example you would write:

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