The PingDirectory Server supports the use of a tools properties file that simplifies command-line invocations by reading in a set of arguments for each tool from a text file. Each property is in the form of name/value pairs that define predetermined values for a tool’s arguments. Properties files are convenient when quickly testing the Directory Server in multiple environments.

The Directory Server supports two types of properties file: default properties files that can be applied to all command-line utilities or tool-specific properties file that can be specified using the --propertiesFilePath option. You can override all of the Directory Server's command-line utilities with a properties file using the config/ file.