The Directory Proxy Server provides default properties files that apply to all command-line utilities used in client requests. A default properties file, tools.properties, is located in the <server-root>/config directory.
If you place a custom properties file that has a different file name as tools.properties in this default location, specify the path by using the --propertiesFilePath option. If you make changes to the tools.properties file, you do not need the --propertiesFilePath option. See the examples in the next section.