Kiln On Demand

There are no configuration options for Kiln. We’ve set up everything for you. Move along. Nothing to see here.

Kiln for Your Server

First, read Kiln’s system requirements and installation instructions.

Running Kiln or the FogBugz/Kiln bundle in a virtual machine is not generally recommended. Since Kiln is an extremely disk-heavy application, you may experience performance degradation. Please see Can I run Kiln in a VM / Virtual Machine? if you are considering running Kiln in a virtual environment.

The only configuration setting you are likely to want change is the database connection string in the Web.config file located usually in C:\Program Files\Kiln\website\Kiln. It should look like this:

<add name="KilnConnectionString" connectionString="Data Source=localhost;Initial Catalog=kiln;Persist Security Info=True;Integrated Security=SSPI;MultipleActiveResultSets=true;" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />

There are a few things you can change in the “connectionString” if you move the Kiln database or want to change the connection settings:

  • Data Source is the address of the SQL server
  • Initial Catalog is the name of the database
  • Integrated Security=SSPI; indicates that you want to use Windows authentication, and the same user that runs the Kiln web application to access the database
    • This can be replaced with “User Id=myUsername;Password=myPassword;” if you would prefer to use SQL Server authentication