Required post-customization step 

Edit a configuration property to make sure that your users will see the changes you have made to the product the next time they log in without having to clear the cache of their web browser.

Before you begin

Only perform this procedure if you made customization changes to the product user interface.

To edit configuration files, use the wsadmin client. See Starting the wsadmin client for details.

About this task

Each product web page downloads static script and stylesheets that do not change often. To optimize performance, it is recommended that these pages are cached for extended periods of time so that end users only need to download them once per product upgrade. After you make customizations, you can instruct the server to ensure that all web browsers download new copies of these files. To force web browsers to refresh all cached content on the next visit, run the following command to update the product version stamp. The version stamp is automatically updated when you install any ifixes or major product version upgrades.


  1. Use the wsadmin client to access and check out the IBM Connections configuration files.

    1. Enter the following command to access the IBM Connections configuration file: execfile("")

        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. This information is not used by the wsadmin client when you are making configuration changes.

    2. Check out the IBM Connections configuration files:



        • <working_directory> is the temporary working directory to which the configuration XML and XSD files are copied and are stored while you make changes to them. Use forward slashes to separate directories in the file path, even if you are using the Microsoft™ Windows™ operating system.

            AIX and Linux™ only: The directory must grant write permissions or the command does not run successfully.

        • <cell_name> is the name of the WAS cell hosting the IBM Connections application. This argument is case-sensitive, so type it with care. To obtain the cell name:print AdminControl.getCell()

        For example:

        • AIX or Linux:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("/opt/temp","foo01Cell01")

        • Microsoft Windows:LCConfigService.checkOutConfig("c:/temp","foo01Cell01")

  2. Enter the following command to increment the value of the versionStamp property:

      LCConfigService.updateConfig("versionStamp","<gmt_timestamp>") where <gmt_timestamp> is the GMT time. You can specify an empty string for the time stamp or provide a GMT value string. When you specify an empty string, the client calculates the current GMT time and updates the version stamp with that value. If you choose to provide the time, specify it using the following format: yyyyMMdd.HHmmss and specify the time in GMT. It is best to provide an empty string and let the client format the time stamp. For example: LCConfigService.updateConfig("versionStamp","").

  3. After making changes, check the configuration files back in and do so during the same wsadmin session in which you checked them out for the changes to take effect. See Apply common configuration property changes for information about how to save and apply your changes.

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