Updating an entity type | HCL Digital Experience

After you add your user registry, you can update a single entity type with the value of the default parent. For example, if you delete a repository, you must update the entity type if it points to the deleted repository.

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 UNIX System Services (z/OS UNIX System Services) command prompt.
    Note: If you are instructed to open a properties file, they are ASCII files. Open them with the appropriate tool.
  2. Go to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/properties directory.
  3. Open the wkplc.properties file with a text editor.
  4. Enter a value for the following parameters under the VMM supported entity types configuration heading:
    Note: Go to the properties file for specific information about the parameters.
    • entityTypeName
    • defaultParent
    • rdnProperties
  5. Save your changes to the wkplc.properties file.
  6. Open a command prompt.
  7. Change to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine directory.
  8. Run the following task to delete the old entity types before you add the RDN attribute as the only entry in the RDN list:
    • AIX® HP-UX Linux Solaris: ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-set-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM® i: ConfigEngine.sh wp-set-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat wp-set-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • z/OS®: ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-set-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
  9. Run the following task to add an entity type to the existing list:
    • AIX® HP-UX Linux Solaris: ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-update-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM® i: ConfigEngine.sh wp-update-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat wp-update-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
    • z/OS®: ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-update-entitytype -DWasPassword=password
  10. Stop and restart the appropriate servers to propagate the changes. For instructions, go to Starting and stopping servers, deployment managers, and node agents.