Deleting the repository | HCL Digital Experience

If you no longer require the use of a repository within your federated repository, you can delete it from your configuration.

Before you begin

In a stand-alone server environment, you can complete the following task when the servers are either stopped or started. In a clustered environment, start the deployment manager and node agent. Then, verify that they are able to synchronize.


  1. Open a command prompt.
  2. Change to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine directory.
  3. Optional: Run the following task to list the names and types of configured repositories:
    • AIX® HP-UX Linux Solaris z/OS®: ./ wp-query-repository -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM® i: wp-query-repository -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat wp-query-repository -DWasPassword=password
  4. Go to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/properties directory.
  5. Open the file with a text editor.
  6. Enter the following parameters in the file under VMM Delete federated repository heading:
    Note: Go to the properties file for specific information about the parameters.
    • federated.delete.baseentry
  7. Save your changes to the file.
  8. Run the following task to delete the required repository:
    • AIX® HP-UX Linux Solaris z/OS®: ./ wp-delete-repository -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM® i: wp-delete-repository -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat wp-delete-repository -DWasPassword=password
  9. Stop and restart the appropriate servers to propagate the changes. For instructions, go to Starting and stopping servers, deployment managers, and node agents.
  10. If the deleted repository contains the base entry where new users and groups are stored, run the update entity types task. Use this task to select a new base entry to store the new users and groups.