Generating a Support Packet (E10/E20)

Available in Enterprise Edition E10 and higher.

Use the System Console to generate a Mattermost Support Packet that includes configuration information, logs, plugin details, and data on external dependencies. Confidential data, such as passwords, are automatically stripped.

Note

When present, the following information is santized during packet generation: LdapSettings.BindPassword, FileSettings.PublicLinkSalt, FileSettings.AmazonS3SecretAccessKey, EmailSettings.SMTPPassword, GitLabSettings.Secret, GoogleSettings.Secret, Office365Settings.Secret, OpenIdSettings.Secret, SqlSettings.DataSource, SqlSettings.AtRestEncryptKey, ElasticsearchSettings.Password, All SqlSettings.DataSourceReplicas, All SqlSettings.DataSourceSearchReplicas, MessageExportSettings.GlobalRelaySettings.SmtpPassword, ServiceSettings.GfycatApiSecret, and ServiceSettings.SplitKey.

To generate a Support Packet:

  1. Go to System Console, then select Commercial Support from the Main Menu.

  2. Select Download Support Packet. A zip file is downloaded to the local machine.

A Mattermost Support Packet can contain up to five files:

  • mattermost.log

  • plugins.json

  • sanitized_config.json

  • support_packet.yaml

  • warning.txt (present when issues are encountered during packet generation)

You’ll be notified if any packet files are unavailable during packet generation. See the warning.txt file for details.

  1. Plugins are not sanitized during packet generation. Sanitize any confidential details in the plugin.json file before sending the support packet to Mattermost.

Note

When sanitizing Support Packet data, replace details with example strings that contain the same special characters if possible, as special characters are common causes of configuration errors.

LDAP groups are not included during support packet generation. Only LDAP Version and LDAP Vendor are included when present. These values are included in the support_packet.yaml file.