Configure the status update feature by profile type 

Edit settings in profiles-policy.xml to configure the status update feature according to profile type.

Before you begin

To edit configuration files, use the IBM WAS wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for information about how to start the wsadmin command-line tool.

About this task

Profiles users can keep people in their network and the wider organization informed about their latest activities by posting status messages. You can control whether users can update their status message by enabling or disabling status updates for specific profile types. You can also configure access control settings for status updates according to profile type.

By default, status messages expire after 7 days and are cleared from the system when they expire.


The following steps provide information about the properties that you can set for the status update feature, and the access levels and scopes that you can configure.

  1. From the dmgr host:

      cd $DMGR_PROFILE/bin
      ./ -jython

      If prompted to specify a service to connect to, type 1 to pick the first node in the list. Most commands can run on any node. If the command writes or reads information to or from a file using a local file path, pick the node where the file is stored.

  • Check out profiles-policy.xml:

  • Open profiles-policy.xml using a text editor, from the temporary directory to which you checked it out.

  • Edit the following properties for the status update feature as needed.

  • Save your changes and check profiles-policy.xml back in using the following command:

  • To exit the wsadmin client, type exit at the prompt.

  • Stop and restart the Profiles server.

    Parent topic

    Configure features by profile type

    Related concepts
    Work with status messages