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Manage Proxy Tools

From the Proxy Tools page, users can view existing proxy tools, assign properties to all proxy tools on the system, manage the availability of proxy tools, and make other changes to any proxy tool within the system.

How to Find the Proxy Tools Page

  1. On the Administrator Panel, in the Building Blocks section, click Building Blocks.

  2. Click Proxy Tools.

How to Manage Global Properties for Proxy Tools 

Use the Proxy Tool Registration Password field to restrict access to the registerTool method. Proxy tools that must supply the password entered in this filed to register themselves. The proxy tool cannot login as a tool until a password is specified on the proxy tool configuration page. Proxy tools cannot receive any entitlements until granted by giving the individual proxy tool its own password.

Allowing access to Unknown Proxy Tools means that these proxy tools can connect and use user-based authentication to access web services. A password is required and access is restricted based on the users entitlements within the system. Access for unknown proxy tools can be accomplished without explicitly granting them the right to use web services.

Exposing the Tool Consumer Profile allows proxy tools to auto-discover the capabilities of the system by using the URL /webapps/ws/wsadmin/tcprofile. Disabling this does not disable proxy tools, but it disables their ability to perform pre-registration capability validation.

  1. Click Manage Global Properties.
  2. Provide or edit the Proxy Tool Registration Password.
  3. Select the Allow Unknown Proxy Tool check box if appropriate.
  4. Select the Expose Tool Consumer Profile if appropriate.
  5. Click Submit.

How to Edit a Proxy Tool

  1. Access a proxy tool's contextual menu and click Edit.
  2. Make changes to any of the fields. To learn more, see Registering Proxy Tools.
  3. Click Submit.

How to Delete a Proxy Tool

Access the proxy tool's contextual menu and click Delete.


Select the check boxes for the appropriate proxy tools, and then click Delete.