In interactive mode, the dsconfig tool offers a filtering mechanism that only displays the most common configuration elements. The user can specify that more expert level objects and configuration properties be shown using the menu system.

Running dsconfig in interactive command-line mode provides a user-friendly, menu-driven interface for accessing and configuring the PingDirectoryProxy Server. To start dsconfig in interactive command-line mode, simply invoke the dsconfig script without any arguments. You will be prompted for connection and authentication information to the Directory Proxy Server, and then a menu will be displayed of the available operation types.

In some cases, a default value will be provided in square brackets. For example, [389] indicates that the default value for that field is port 389. You can press Enter to accept the default. To skip the connection and authentication prompts, provide this information using the command-line options of dsconfig.