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6 Definitions


While many things in the frontend can be configured using the frontend itself, some customisations are currently only possible by editing a definitions file.

This file is located in /include of the Zabbix HTML document directory.


Parameters in this file that could be of interest to users:


Number of unsuccessful login attempts that is allowed to an existing system user before a login block in applied (see ZBX_LOGIN_BLOCK). By default 5 attempts. Once the set number of login attempts is tried unsuccessfully, each additional unsuccessful attempt results in a login block. Used with internal authentication only.


Number of seconds for blocking a user from accessing Zabbix frontend after a number of unsuccessful login attempts (see ZBX_LOGIN_ATTEMPTS). By default 30 seconds. Used with internal authentication only.


Default graph period, in seconds. One hour by default.


Minimum graph period, in seconds. One hour by default.


Maximum graph period, in seconds. Two years by default since 1.6.7, one year before that.


The maximum period to display history data in Latest data, Web, Overview pages and Data overview screen element in seconds. By default set to 86400 seconds (24 hours). Unlimited period, if set to 0 seconds. This constant value also affects how far in the past the value is searched when {ITEM.VALUE} macro in trigger name is resolved.


Default location of Y axis in simple graphs and default value for drop down box when adding items to custom graphs. Possible values: 0 - left, 1 - right.

Default: 0

  • SCREEN_REFRESH_TIMEOUT (available since 2.0.4)

Used in screens and defines the timeout seconds for a screen element update. When the defined number of seconds after launching an update pass and the screen element has still not been updated, the screen element will be darkened.

Default: 30

  • SCREEN_REFRESH_RESPONSIVENESS (available since 2.0.4)

Used in screens and defines the number of seconds after which query skipping will be switched off. Otherwise, if a screen element is in update status all queries on update are skipped until a response is received. With this parameter in use, another update query might be sent after N seconds without having to wait for the response to the first one.

Default: 10


Defines retrieval limit of the total items queued. Since Zabbix 3.2.4 may be set higher than default value.

Default: 500

  • ZBX_SHOW_SQL_ERRORS (available since 3.4.0)

Show SQL errors in the frontend, if 'true'. If changed to 'false' then SQL errors will still be displayed to all users with Debug mode enabled. With Debug mode disabled, only Zabbix Super Admin users will see SQL errors. Others will see a generic message: "SQL error. Please contact Zabbix administrator."

Default: true

  • VALIDATE_URI_SCHEMES (available since 3.4.5)

Validate a URI against the scheme whitelist defined in ZBX_URI_VALID_SCHEMES.

Default: true

  • ZBX_URI_VALID_SCHEMES (available since 3.4.2)

A comma-separated list of allowed URI schemes. Affects all places in the frontend where URIs are used, for example, in map element URLs.

Default: http,https,ftp,file,mailto,tel,ssh

  • ZBX_SHOW_TECHNICAL_ERRORS (available since 3.4.4)

Show technical errors (PHP/SQL) to non-Zabbix Super admin users and to users that are not part of user groups with debug mode enabled.

Default: false

  • ZBX_SESSION_NAME (available since 4.0.0)

String used as the name of the Zabbix frontend session cookie.

Default: zbx_sessionid