DOCUMENTATION: Configuration Management

Configuration management

LJ-Sec now allows easy management of multiple journal configurations. This gives greater flexibility to those who use LJ-Sec to manage more than one journal.

The configuration manager stores many useful settings to tweak how Livejournal behaves. The following options are available:



    Allows you to set up LJ-Sec over a proxy. Fill in the Proxy URL, port, and whether or not a login and password is needed.

Login defaults

    This sets up the default logins for LJ-Sec in advanced. NOTE: If you change any of these settings while running in LJ-Sec, the changes will be reflected here.

    Two tabs control login options:

    Main Journal
    • User Name: Default journal to login with
    • Password: Default password to login with
    • Community: Default community to login with. NOTE: Fill in your user name and password, and select "Get community list" in order to select a community that you are subscribed to.
    • Remember password: Stores your password (encrypted) within the configuration file.
    • Auto-login: Automatically login when you run the program.
    • Refresh journal on login: Perform a re-synchronization first thing when entering LJ-Sec.

    Repost Journal Settings
    • Server URL: The Livejournal-compatible server to utilize for reposting journal entries to
    • User Name: The default journal to repost to
    • Password: The password of the repost journal
    • Community: The community to repost to. NOTE: Fill in your user name and password, and select "Get community list" in order to select a community that you are subscribed to.


    By default, LJ-Sec creates a configuration file called Configurations\Default.ljc and stores settings in this file as users change them within the program. Users who manage multiple communities and journals may prefer to have multiple configuration files that they can call up, instead of having to reconfigure the program every time. This section makes managing multiple journals and communities easier.

    The current configuration file that is being used to store LJ-Sec settings is displayed at the top of this section. From here, you can do the following:

  • Load another configuration: Load a LJ-Sec configuration that you have previously saved.
  • Save As...: Save the current LJ-Sec configuration as a new file name. The old configuration file will still be present, retaining all older settings.
  • New Configuration: Create a new configuration file with initialized data to work with.

    When you first start the program, LJ-Sec will recall the last configuration you had loaded into LJ-Sec.

Journal File

    LJ-Sec stores entries in a file to make synchronization easier. By default, this file is stored in a installation directory subfolder called Journals, and is named based on your journal name. For instance, a journal named myjournal will be stored as (installation directory)\Journals\myjournal.jrs. If you are logged onto a community, the community will be appended to this file name automatically (as in, (installation directory)\Journals\myjournal-mycommunity.jrs. Finally, if you are using another blog host other than Livejournal, that host's name will be appended to the filename (eg myjournal-insanejournal.jrs).

    This is not desired in all cases.

    The following options allow you to control LJ-Sec's behavior in this regard:

  • Journal Name Follows Login: Check this box if you want the journal name to follow the login and community that you use. To override the default behavior, uncheck this box and then use "Change Journal File Name" to change where the journal is stored.
  • Change journal file name: This button is only enabled when you uncheck "Journal Name Follows Login". Select this button and specify a new location for your journal entries. This will allow you to override the default behavior.

Accessing stored configurations

There are two areas that you can load LJ-Sec with a stored configuration, in addition to the configuration manager:

  • A) You can load and save configurations via the login menu

  • B) From the main screen, you can use the Relogin menu to load a new configuration and log in.

Copyright © 2006 Chad Gould