The file to edit is hue.ini (wich is based on this template) and the actual values used can be checked on the Dump Config page.

Note: in development mode (when using runserver and not runcpserver), the correct hue.ini is desktop/conf/pseudo-distributed.ini

The most important sections to configure are about the:

  • Hue Server. e.g. pointing the application to a relational database where Hue saves users and queries, selecting the login method, customizing the look & feel, activating the task server service…
  • Connectors. e.g. pointing to Data Warehouse services you want to make easy to query or browse. Those are typically which databases we want users to query with SQL or filesystems to browse.