This documentation supports the 11.2 version of BMC Discovery.

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The tw_sign_winproxy_config utility enables you to add a checksum to a Windows proxy configuration file without uploading the file. When you run this utility, it modifies the specified file but also saves a copy named <original filename>.orig before signing the file.


Use the BMC Discovery user interface to perform the functionality provided by the tw_sign_winproxy_config command line utility (see The Windows proxy configuration file). If you choose to run the utility, read the documentation in this section to learn its usage and to understand the risks and potential impact on your environment.

To use the utility, type the following command at the $TIDEWAY/bin/ directory:

tw_sign_winproxy_config [options] 

where options are any of the options described in the following table and the common command line options described in Using command line utilities.

Command Line Option



Specifies the name of the configuration file to sign

-u, --username=NAME

Displays the name of the BMC Discovery user. If a name is not specified, BMC Discovery uses the default, system.

User example

In the following example, type the commands on a single line. Line breaks are provided to make the example easier to read.

Adding a checksum to a Windows proxy configuation file

In the Checksum section of the Windows proxy configuration file, the checksum ensures that the file has not been tampered with since it has been copied or uploaded from the appliance. Using the tw_sign_winproxy_config utility, you can add the checksum without uploading the file to the appliance. To add the checksum to the file, type the following command:

$TIDEWAY/bin/tw_sign_winproxy_config --config-file=
C:\Program Files\BMC Software\ADDM Active Directory Proxy\etc\winproxy.conf 

You can then copy the signed file to multiple appliances using ftp or similar.

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