1. Prerequisites
    2. Installing Backstage
    3. Backstage app structure
    4. Running the app
    1. Configuring Backstage
    2. Setting up PostgreSQL
    3. Configuring PostgreSQL
    4. Setting the application name
    5. Setting up authentication
    1. Adding integrations
    2. Adding Components
    3. Configuring for production
    1. Knowledge check

Configuring Backstage

40 MINS

Setting the application name

Let's make Backstage a bit more personalized. In this step, you'll be updating the application and company name shown in the Backstage UI.

The default Backstage Catalog screen will look like this:

Screenshot of the Backstage Catalog, the name in the header is: My Company Catalog

In the root directory of the Backstage app, open app-config.yaml and update the values of title and name:

app:
  title: Rockit Engine
organization:
  name: Rockit Rockets

The default .gitignore file created with the app excludes *.local.yaml from source control for you, so you can add passwords or tokens directly into the app-config.local.yaml.

Restart Backstage from the terminal, by stopping it with Control-C, and starting it with yarn dev to see the changes. The default Backstage Catalog screen will look like this:

Screenshot of the Backstage Catalog, with another name in the header: Rockit Rockets Catalog
Optional: change the logo
The Backstage logo can be changed too, take a look in `packages/app/src/components/Root` where you’ll find `LogoFull` and `LogoIcon`. You can replace these to change the logo.