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Local Configuration

The local configuration can optionally be provided by shipping a .json file alongside the updater executable and simply giving it the same name as the executable.

For example, having our updater called nefarius_HidHide_Updater.exe it will look for nefarius_HidHide_Updater.json within the same directory.

Can be disabled on build

The local configuration file is completely ignored if the updater has been built with
NV_FLAGS_NO_CONFIG_FILE set in CustomizeMe.h!

Authority field

By default the update server holds a lot of power over the instance configuration. If you want shared values only to be read and applied from the provided local configuration you can set it to Local:

    "instance": {
        "authority": "Local" // the default value is "Remote", if omitted

Now only values in the local shared section will apply and server-provided fields of the same name will be ignored.

Carefully consider your design before altering this

If you set the authority to Local, you will not be able to push corrections of the affected values later on the server-side. If you made a mistake in the configuration file shipped to the end-users, it will remain stuck until you e.g. publish an update that also delivers a new, corrected configuration file.


Example nefarius_HidHide_Updater.json file

   "instance": {
      "serverUrlTemplate": "",
      "authority": "Remote"
   "shared": {
      "windowTitle": "HidHide Updater",
      "productName": "Nefarius HidHide",
      "detectionMethod": "RegistryValue",
      "detection": {
         "hive": "HKLM",
         "key": "SOFTWARE\\Nefarius Software Solutions e.U.\\HidHide",
         "value": "Version"