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Mastodon droplet: where to find .env.production configuration file?

I need to change my SMTP configuration, and all tutorials point to said .env.production file somewhere in Mastodon folder, but I simply can not find it.

All the best, Vedran

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To edit the production config file perform the following steps.

# Login as the mastodon user
sudo su - mastodon
# Navigate to live folder
cd live
# Edit the production env config file
nano .env.production

The reason why you can’t “find” the file is because dot-files (files starting with a .) are by default hidden.

Hi there,

Mastodon is installed under /home/mastodon/live. To browse or change the files, login to the mastodon system user with:

sudo su - mastodon

Once you’ve switched to the mastodon user, you can access the live directory with:

cd /home/mastodon/live

And once in there, you will see the .env.production file.

Hope that this helps. Regards, Bobby

I was reffering to this article - https://docs.joinmastodon.org/admin/config/ - where that .env.production “dotenv” file is mentioned