Hermes Console

Hermes Console is configured using JSON file, which has to be present in order to start the Console. Its location can be specified using -p command line argument or via HERMES_CONSOLE_CONFIG environment variable. Hermes Console can read config from local filesystem or via HTTP:

./ -c /etc/hermes-console/config.json
./ -c

Hermes Console directory contains example configuration file along with some comments (remember to remove them when copying example - it's not a valid JSON file).

Option Description
console.title what to display in left upper corner, next to Hermes logo
dashboard.metrics link to metrics dashboard, available on Console home page link to documentation, available on Console home page

Hermes Management discovery

Hermes Console can discovery Hermes Management using two approaches:

In case of using Consul, implementation is very naive: it fetches list of registered hosts only on page load, thus if anything changes during user session it is necessary to refresh the page.

Option Description
hermes.discovery.type discovery mechanism to use (simple or consul)
hermes.discovery.simple.url direct address to Hermes Management
hermes.discovery.consul.agentUrl address to Consul Agent
hermes.discovery.consul.serviceName name under which Hermes Management is registered in Consul

Metric Store integration

Hermes Console can be integrated with Metric Store. This means, that metrics shown in Console can link to actual graphs plotted by Metric Store. At the moment only Graphite is supported.

Option Description
metrics.type type of metrics storage to link to (currently only graphite is supported)
metrics.graphite.url URL to graphite
metrics.graphite.prefix prefix to graphite metrics


Hermes Console supports two types of authorization, which can be enabled at the same time (OAuth > headers):

Note none of above mentioned authorization methods are available in Management out of box at the moment, you need to provide the implementation.

Option Description
auth.oauth.enabled enable OAuth support
auth.oauth.url url to OAuth authorization endpoint
auth.oauth.clientId OAuth client id
auth.oauth.scope assigned scope
auth.headers.enabled enable simple authorization support
auth.headers.adminHeader name of header to bear admin password

Topic configuration

Option Description
topic.messagePreviewEnabled show message preview tab on topic view; enable only if message preview is enabled in Frontend

Subscription configuration

Option Description
subscription.endpointAddressResolverMetadata extend subscription address resolver configuration with specified metadata fields


"subscription": {
    "endpointAddressResolverMetadata": {
        "exampleEntryEnabled": {
            "title": "Example boolean entry",
            "type": "boolean"
        "exampleTextEntry": {
            "title": "Example text entry",
            "type": "text",
            "placeholder": "You should write something here",
            "hint": "This should help somehow..."
        "exampleSelectEntry": {
            "title": "Example select entry",
            "type": "select",
            "options": {
                "": "<clear>",
                "a": "An option",
                "b": "Another option"

This will add 3 additional fields to subscription configuration, all optional.

Owners configuration

Option Description
owner.sources a list of owner sources customizations


"owner": {
    "sources": [
        {"name": "Plaintext", "placeholder": "this will display as placeholder in the owner input"}