Directory Server supports the use of a tools properties file (config/ to simplify command-line invocations by reading in a set of options for each tool from a text file.

Properties files are convenient when quickly testing Directory Server in multiple environments.

Each property takes the form of a name-value pair that defines predetermined values for a tool’s options.

Directory Server supports the following types of properties:
  • Default properties that apply to all command-line utilities
  • Tool-specific properties