People often have the same type of questions. Please find them below. If you open an issue that refers to one of these questions, your issue may be closed.
Please refer to the index on your right.
YNAB and Firefly III have a totally different way of working. Please read carefully.
First of all, YNAB works the wrong way around by budgeting the money that comes in instead of the money that goes out. Weird right? They expect you to think of a budget for every coin tossed to you instead of budgeting what you expect to spend like a normal person.
YNAB expects you to put your money into budgets based on whatever money comes in. But that's not how money works.
Firefly III works the right way around. At the start of the month, you decide what you want to spend. 1000,-? 1500,-? Whatever you want! That money is divided over budgets and spent over a monthly period (or whatever period you want).
If everything is OK, your budget should at least match what you earn. So that's easy. But if everything is better then OK, you budget less than you make and you save the rest. You can use the rest of the money to fill piggy banks or donate to me (kidding ;)).
You can read more about this concept on the page about the grand theory.
Unfortunately not. Each administration is tightly locked to a single user. If you want to share your financial administration with your partner or somebody else, you must share the username and password with them.
In debug mode you can see exactly what the error is. This can prove useful when trying to find the source of a bug.
When you host Firefly III yourself, open your
.env file and find these lines:
Line that starts with
APP_DEBUG. Change it to
Line that starts with
APP_LOG_LEVEL. Change it to
Go to the map
/firefly-iii/storage/logs. Delete all files except
This will enable debug logging and debug mode.
When you're using Docker, restart your container with the following parameters:
-e APP_DEBUG=true -e APP_LOG_LEVEL=debug
Make sure you set
**. See also this issue on GitHub.
This happens when the underlying database is Postgres, which is case sensitive by default. You may run into this when searching for
FLO doesn't yield
There's not much i can do about this. When the auto-complete searches in your database for entries, it may do so in a case-sensitive manner.
The good news is that once the search is over, the result is cached by your browser. These cached entries will be searched for in a case-insensitive manner.
If you're running Firefly III in a reverse proxy environment, please check if you have the following configuration:
If this is the case, please change it to:
That should solve it.
Some (older) browsers may not work with Firefly III. I have no plans to add support.
Internet Explorer 9 or lower on Windows 7: will not work.
Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 7: works, but modern TLS configurations may break your site (just try the demo site).
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7: works.
Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1: not tested, but should work.
Microsoft Edge on Windows 10: will not work due to Content Security Policy header limitations.
Firefly III features very strict Content Security Policy headers that prevent XSS attacks. However, these headers are pretty new and fancy and Edge and Internet Explorer aren't. So you might run into issues using those browsers.
In order to make these browsers work, you may change the following environment variable. Edit your
.env file, or launch your Docker instance with another
You do this entirely at your own risk, of course.
If 2FA has stopped working, but it worked before, there probably is a time difference between your 2FA client (your phone) and the server that hosts Firefly III. Fix it. Then try again.
If you still wish to disable 2FA because it doesn't work, you need to edit the database. Go to the
users table in your favorite SQL editor, find yourself in the table content and set the value of the
mfa_secret column to NULL for your user account.
You can also run this query:
update users set mfa_token = NULL where email = "email@example.com"
That should allow you to login again without having to submit a 2FA token.
Just so you know, the Firefly III rule engine is supposed to be basic. That's the goal of the rule engine: to support basic stuff. Although it's technically possible to make the rule engine do the most amazing stuff, I don't want to make Firefly III too complicated. So there are some things the rule engine will never be able to do, even though it's something that's not difficult to program:
Copy values from one field to another.
Delete whole transactions.