I have a module that needs smtp authentication information (host, email, method, password, port). I don't want to just hard code this. Where can I put this information where it will have some independence from the code.

For instance, if I wanted to make a JSON that holds this data, where would I place this file in the module structure?

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Magento keeps such information in config.xml files. You can create a config/default section with your information.



If you want to allow the admin to change default values you can use a system.xml file for backend config, but please see some tutorial on how to do it because it is too long to explin in a post.

  • That makes a lot of sense. Bonus question, what is the simplest and/or most reliable way to call that from a modules model or controller?
    – Goose
    Feb 16, 2016 at 22:40
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    There is only one way ;) : Mage::getStoreConfig('my_module/general/my_setting'); Feb 16, 2016 at 22:42

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