Updating the base entry | HCL Digital Experience

After you create your base entries, you can update the distinguished name (DN) in the repository that uniquely identifies the base entry name. This task applies only to federated repository configurations. This task does not update the base DN entry if you use a stand-alone 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. Go to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine/properties directory.
  2. Open the wkplc.properties file with a text editor.
  3. Enter a value for the following parameters under the VMM repository base entry configuration heading:
    Note: Go to the properties file for specific information about the parameters.
    • id
    • baseDN
    • nameInRepository
  4. Save your changes to the wkplc.properties file.
  5. Open a command prompt.
  6. Change to the wp_profile_root/ConfigEngine directory.
  7. 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-update-base-entry -DWasPassword=password
    • IBM® i: ConfigEngine.sh wp-update-base-entry -DWasPassword=password
    • Windows: ConfigEngine.bat wp-update-base-entry -DWasPassword=password
    • z/OS®: ./ConfigEngine.sh wp-update-base-entry -DWasPassword=password
  8. Stop and restart the appropriate servers to propagate the changes. For instructions, go to Starting and stopping servers, deployment managers, and node agents.