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ISIM 7.0 Appliance - Update Property Interface Problem and its Solution

After you setup your ISIM 7.0 Virtual Appliance, you may want to fine tune the system by modifying certain ISIM properties. For ISIM VA, properties can be modified by navigating to Configure -> Advanced Configuration -> Update Property.

If you decide to add a new property, ensure that you do not use a property name that starts with a hash '#' character.
Performing such an operation is of no use since, this will actually store the key / value pair in the property file as shown below:

#password.rule.com.ibm.passwordrules.standard.MinAgeConstraint=true

The above format, indicates that the property has been commented / deleted.

NOTE: If the user tries to do such a operation, then the Modified properties tab will show inconsistent values or no values.

Shown below is the inconsistent tab:
The above issue is more of a usability issue, but will not affect the applications using the property file in question. If you had created a property whose name starts with a # character then, it will not be visible in the UI, however you can go ahead and add the same property without the # character to see the property listed in the UI.

If a user has added a new property, then the right way to remove it from the property file is to use the "Delete" button on the modified properties tab as shown below: