Where to configure Gmail?


I installed the Hopswork on AWS EC2 today. During the installation process with the script “hopsworks-installer.sh”, I wasn’t asked Gmail account configuration as described in the user guide. After the installation is done, I couldn’t find where to configure the Gmail account for sending new user verification e-mail.

Does anyone know where to configure Gmail after the installation is done?


You can configure the email server from the Payara UI (see my other answer on how to get access to it What is the default user name and password of Payara server?)

In Payara you’ll find a resource called mail/BBCMail (You’ll find it under Resources > JavaMail Sessions). From there you’ll be able to configure your email provider.

Please note that if you want to use Gmail as email provider you need to configure Gmail to allow “unsecure apps” (see here: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/6010255?hl=en).

Once the configuration is done, ssh into your machine and restart the web server systemctl restart glassfish-domain1.
After this, if everything is configured correctly, you should be able to receive the verification emails.

Additionally, if you have access to the admin account, you are not strictly required to have configured an email server to enable other users. As admin you can overrule the verification process. See this documentation page (https://hopsworks.readthedocs.io/en/latest/admin_guide/user-administration.html#activating-users-without-a-mail-server)


Dear Fabio,

Thank you. It works.

We also found that it is also necessary to enable 2-step verification and create App Password in order to authorize Gmail account.