FE - frontend configuration

The following configuration variables can be used to configure settings for the TYPO3 frontend:

Note

The configuration values listed here are keys in the global PHP array $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE'].

This variable can be set in one of the following files:

addAllowedPaths

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['addAllowedPaths']
Type

list

Default

''

Additional relative paths (comma-list) to allow TypoScript resources be in. Should be prepended with /. If not, then any path where the first part is like this path will match. That is myfolder/ , myarchive will match for example myfolder/, myarchive/, myarchive_one/, myarchive_2/ ...

No check is done to see if this directory actually exists in the root of the site. Paths are matched by simply checking if these strings equals the first part of any TypoScript resource filepath.

(See class template, function init() in \TYPO3\CMS\Core\TypoScript\Parser\TypoScriptParser)

debug

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['debug']
Type

bool

Default

false

If enabled, the total parse time of the page is added as HTTP response header X-TYPO3-Parsetime. This can also be enabled/disabled via the TypoScript option config.debug = 0.

compressionLevel

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['compressionLevel']
Type

int

Default

0

Determines output compression of FE output. Makes output smaller but slows down the page generation depending on the compression level. Requires zlib in your PHP installation. Range 1-9, where 1 is least compression and 9 is greatest compression. true as value will set the compression based on the PHP default settings (usually 5). Suggested and most optimal value is 5.

pageNotFoundOnCHashError

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['pageNotFoundOnCHashError']
Type

bool

Default

true

If TRUE, a page not found call is made when cHash evaluation error occurs, otherwise caching is disabled and page output is displayed.

pageUnavailable_force

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['pageUnavailable_force']
Type

bool

Default

false

If TRUE, every frontend page is shown as "unavailable". If the client matches [SYS][devIPmask], the page is shown as normal. This is useful during temporary site maintenance.

addRootLineFields

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['addRootLineFields']
Type

list

Default

''

Comma-list of fields from the pages-table. These fields are added to the select query for fields in the rootline.

checkFeUserPid

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['checkFeUserPid']
Type

bool

Default

true

If set, the pid of fe_user logins must be sent in the form as the field pid and then the user must be located in the pid. If you unset this, you should change the fe_users username eval-flag uniqueInPid to unique in $TCA.

This will do $TCA[fe_users][columns][username][config][eval]= nospace,lower,required,unique;

loginRateLimit

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['loginRateLimit']
Type

int

Default

5

Maximum amount of login attempts for the time interval in [FE][loginRateLimitInterval], before further login requests will be denied. Setting this value to "0" will disable login rate limiting.

loginRateLimitInterval

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['loginRateLimitInterval']
Type

string, PHP relative format

Default

'15 minutes'

AllowedValues

'1 minute', '5 minutes', '15 minutes', '30 minutes'

Allowed time interval for the configured rate limit. Individual values using PHP relative formats can be set in AdditionalConfiguration.php.

loginRateLimitIpExcludeList

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['loginRateLimitIpExcludeList']
Type

string

Default

''

IP-numbers (with *-wildcards) that are excluded from rate limiting. Syntax similar to [BE][IPmaskList]. An empty value disables the exclude list check.

lockIP

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['lockIP']
Type

int

Default

0

AllowedValues
0

Default Do not lock Frontend User sessions to their IP address at all

1

Use the first part of the visitors IPv4 address (for example "192.") as part of the session locking of Frontend Users

2

Use the first two parts of the visitors IPv4 address (for example "192.168") as part of the session locking of Frontend Users

3

Use the first three parts of the visitors IPv4 address (for example "192.168.13") as part of the session locking of Frontend Users

4

Use the visitors full IPv4 address (for example "192.168.13.84") as part of the session locking of Frontend Users (highest security)

If activated, Frontend Users are locked to (a part of) their public IP ($_SERVER[REMOTE_ADDR]) for their session, if REMOTE_ADDR is an IPv4-address. Enhances security but may throw off users that may change IP during their session (in which case you can lower it). The integer indicates how many parts of the IP address to include in the check for the session.

lockIPv6

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['lockIPv6']
Type

int

Default

0

AllowedValues
0

Default: Do not lock Backend User sessions to their IP address at all

1

Use the first block (16 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "2001") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

2

Use the first two blocks (32 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db8") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

3

Use the first three blocks (48 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a3") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

4

Use the first four blocks (64 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a308d3") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

5

Use the first five blocks (80 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a308d31319") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

6

Use the first six blocks (96 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a308d313198a2e") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

7

Use the first seven blocks (112 bits) of the editors IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a308d313198a2e0370") as part of the session locking of Backend Users

8

Use the visitors full IPv6 address (for example "20010db885a308d313198a2e03707344") as part of the session locking of Backend Users (highest security)

If activated, Frontend Users are locked to (a part of) their public IP ( $_SERVER[REMOTE_ADDR]) for their session, if REMOTE_ADDR is an IPv6-address. Enhances security but may throw off users that may change IP during their session (in which case you can lower it). The integer indicates how many parts of the IP address to include in the check for the session.

loginSecurityLevel

Deprecated since version 11.3: This option got removed with version 11.3. The only possible value has been 'normal'. This behaviour stays unchanged. When this option has been set in your LocalConfiguration.php or AdditionalConfiguration.php files, they are automatically removed when accessing the admin tool or system maintenance area.

lifetime

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['lifetime']
Type

int

Default

0

If greater then 0 and the option permalogin is greater or equal 0, the cookie of FE users will have a lifetime of the number of seconds this value indicates. Otherwise it will be a session cookie (deleted when browser is shut down). Setting this value to 604800 will result in automatic login of FE users during a whole week, 86400 will keep the FE users logged in for a day.

sessionTimeout

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['sessionTimeout']
Type

int

Default

6000

Server side session timeout for frontend users in seconds. Will be overwritten by the lifetime property if the lifetime is longer.

sessionDataLifetime

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['sessionDataLifetime']
Type

int

Default

86400

If greater then 0, the session data of an anonymous session will timeout and be removed after the number of seconds given (86400 seconds represents 24 hours).

permalogin

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['permalogin']
Type

text

Default

0

-1

Permanent login for FE users is disabled

0

By default permalogin is disabled for FE users but can be enabled by a form control in the login form.

1

Permanent login is by default enabled but can be disabled by a form control in the login form.

2

Permanent login is forced to be enabled.

In any case, permanent login is only possible if [FE][lifetime] lifetime is greater then 0.

cookieDomain

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cookieDomain']
Type

text

Default

''

Same as $TYPO3_CONF_VARS[SYS][cookieDomain]<_typo3ConfVars_sys_cookieDomain> but only for FE cookies. If empty, $TYPO3_CONF_VARS[SYS][cookieDomain] value will be used.

cookieName

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cookieName']
Type

text

Default

'fe_typo_user'

Sets the name for the cookie used for the front-end user session

cookieSameSite

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cookieSameSite']
Type

text

Default

'lax'

AllowedValues
lax

Cookies set by TYPO3 are only available for the current site, third-party integrations are not allowed to read cookies, except for links and simple HTML forms

strict

Cookies sent by TYPO3 are only available for the current site, never shared to other third-party packages

none

Allow cookies set by TYPO3 to be sent to other sites as well, please note - this only works with HTTPS connections

Indicates that the cookie should send proper information where the cookie can be shared (first-party cookies vs. third-party cookies) in TYPO3 Frontend.

defaultUserTSconfig

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['defaultUserTSconfig']
Type

multiline

Default

''

Enter lines of default frontend user/group TSconfig.

defaultTypoScript_constants

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['defaultTypoScript_constants']
Type

multiline

Default

''

Enter lines of default TypoScript, constants-field.

defaultTypoScript_setup

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['defaultTypoScript_setup']
Type

multiline

Default

''

Enter lines of default TypoScript, setup-field.

additionalAbsRefPrefixDirectories

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['additionalAbsRefPrefixDirectories']
Type

text

Default

''

Enter additional directories to be prepended with absRefPrefix. Directories must be comma-separated. TYPO3 already prepends the following directories typo3/, typo3temp/, typo3conf/ext/ and all local storages

enable_mount_pids

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['enable_mount_pids']
Type

bool

Default

true

If enabled, the mount_pid feature allowing symlinks in the page tree (for frontend operation) is allowed.

hidePagesIfNotTranslatedByDefault

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['hidePagesIfNotTranslatedByDefault']
Type

bool

Default

false

If enabled, pages that have no translation will be hidden by default. Basically this will inverse the effect of the page localization setting "Hide page if no translation for current language exists" to "Show page even if no translation exists"

eID_include

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['eID_include']
Type

array

Default

[]

Array of key/value pairs where the key is tx_[ext]_[optional suffix] and value is relative filename of class to include. Key is used as "?eID=" for \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Http\RequestHandlerRequestHandler to include the code file which renders the page from that point.

(Useful for functionality that requires a low initialization footprint, for example frontend ajax applications)

disableNoCacheParameter

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['disableNoCacheParameter']
Type

bool

Default

false

If set, the no_cache request parameter will become ineffective. This is currently still an experimental feature and will require a website only with plugins that dont use this parameter. However, using "&amp;no_cache=1" should be avoided anyway because there are better ways to disable caching for a certain part of the website (see COA_INT/USER_INT<t3tsref:cobj-coa-int>).

additionalCanonicalizedUrlParameters

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['additionalCanonicalizedUrlParameters']
Type

array

Default

[]

The given parameters will be included when calculating canonicalized URL

cacheHash

cachedParametersWhiteList

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['cachedParametersWhiteList']['cacheHash']
Type

array

Default

[]

Only the given parameters will be evaluated in the cHash calculation. Example:

typo3conf/AdditionalConfiguration.php
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['cachedParametersWhiteList'][] = 'tx_news_pi1[uid]';

requireCacheHashPresenceParameters

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['requireCacheHashPresenceParameters']
Type

array

Default

[]

Configure Parameters that require a cHash. If no cHash is given but one of the parameters are set, then TYPO3 triggers the configured cHash Error behaviour

excludedParameters

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['excludedParameters']
Type

array

Default

['L', 'pk_campaign', 'pk_kwd', 'utm_source', 'utm_medium', 'utm_campaign', 'utm_term', 'utm_content', 'gclid', 'fbclid']

The given parameters will be ignored in the cHash calculation. Example:

typo3conf/AdditionalConfiguration.php
$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['excludedParameters'] = ['L','tx_search_pi1[query]'];

excludedParametersIfEmpty

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['excludedParametersIfEmpty']
Type

array

Default

[]

Configure Parameters that are only relevant for the cHash if there's an associated value available. Set excludeAllEmptyParameters to true to skip all empty parameters.

excludeAllEmptyParameters

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['cacheHash']['excludeAllEmptyParameters']
Type

bool

Default

false

If true, all parameters which are relevant for cHash are only considered if they are non-empty.

workspacePreviewLogoutTemplate

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['workspacePreviewLogoutTemplate']
Type

text

Default

''

If set, points to an HTML file relative to the TYPO3_site root which will be read and outputted as template for this message. Example fileadmin/templates/template_workspace_preview_logout.html.

Inside you can put the marker %1$s to insert the URL to go back to. Use this in <a href="%1$s">Go back...</a> links.

versionNumberInFilename

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['versionNumberInFilename']
Type

dropdown

Default

'querystring'

AllowedValues
''

"Do not include the version/timestamp of the file at all"

'embed'

Include the timestamp of the last modification timestamp of files embedded in the filename - for example filename.1269312081.js

'querystring'

Default - Append the last modification timestamp of the file as query string for example filename.js?1269312081

Allows to automatically include a version number (timestamp of the file) to referred CSS and JS filenames on the rendered page. This will make browsers and proxies reload the files if they change (thus avoiding caching issues).

IMPORTANT embed requires extra .htaccess rules to work (please refer to the root-htaccess file shipped with TYPO3 in typo3/sysext/install/Resources/Private/FolderStructureTemplateFiles)

contentRenderingTemplates

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['contentRenderingTemplates']
Type

array

Default

[]

Array to define the TypoScript parts that define the main content rendering.

Extensions like fluid_styled_content provide content rendering templates. Other extensions like felogin or indexed search extend these templates and their TypoScript parts are added directly after the content templates.

See EXT:fluid_styled_content/ext_localconf.php and EXT:frontend/Classes/TypoScript/TemplateService.php

ContentObjects

ContentObjects
Path

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']

Type

array

Default

[]

Array to register ContentObjects (cObjects) like TEXT or HMENU within ext_localconf.php, see EXT:frontend/ext_localconf.php

typolinkBuilder

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['typolinkBuilder']
Type

array

Matches the LinkService implementations for generating URL, link text via typolink

Default value of $GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['typolinkBuilder']
[
      'page' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\PageLinkBuilder::class,
      'file' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\FileOrFolderLinkBuilder::class,
      'folder' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\FileOrFolderLinkBuilder::class,
      'url' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\ExternalUrlLinkBuilder::class,
      'email' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\EmailLinkBuilder::class,
      'record' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\DatabaseRecordLinkBuilder::class,
      'telephone' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\TelephoneLinkBuilder::class,
      'unknown' => \TYPO3\CMS\Frontend\Typolink\LegacyLinkBuilder::class,
  ]

passwordHashing

className

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['passwordHashing']['className']
Type

string

Default

\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\Argon2iPasswordHash::class

AllowedValues
\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\Argon2iPasswordHash::class

Good password hash mechanism. Used by default if available.

\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\Argon2idPasswordHash::class

Good password hash mechanism.

\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\BcryptPasswordHash::class

Good password hash mechanism.

\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\Pbkdf2PasswordHash::class

Fallback hash mechanism if argon and bcrypt are not available.

\TYPO3\CMS\Core\Crypto\PasswordHashing\PhpassPasswordHash::class

Fallback hash mechanism if none of the above are available.

options

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['passwordHashing']['options']
Type

array

Default

[]

Special settings for specific hashes.

exposeRedirectInformation

$GLOBALS['TYPO3_CONF_VARS']['FE']['exposeRedirectInformation']
Type

bool

Default

false

If set, redirects executed by TYPO3 publicly expose the page ID in the HTTP header. As this is an internal information about the TYPO3 system, it should only be enabled for debugging purposes.