This space contains documentation for TrueSight Server Automation 8.9.03 and the later service packs for 8.9. For earlier releases, see BMC Server Automation 8.9.

Automation principal - Properties

The Properties panel provides a list of properties automatically assigned to the automation principal. In this list, you can modify the value of any properties that are defined as editable.

For any property that has a check in the Editable column, select the property and click in the Value column.

  • To set a property value back to its default value, click Reset to Default Value .
    The value of the property is reset to the value it inherits from a built-in property class. The Value Source column shows the property class from which the value is inherited.
  • Depending on the type of property you are editing, you can take different actions to set a new value, such as entering an alphanumeric string, choosing from an enumerated list, or selecting a date.
    To insert a parameter into the value, enter the value, bracketed with double question mark delimiters (for example, ??MYPARAMETER??) or click Select Property .


You can alternatively create the necessary properties through the BLCLI, using the Server setPropertyValueByName property.

For example:

Server setPropertyValueByName "myServer1" "myAPProperty" "Class:/SystemObject/AutomationPrincipal/myAP1"

This example contains the following values for variables:

  • myServer1 is the name of the Server.
  • myAPProperty is the name of the Server Property used to specify the Automation Principal to be used.
  •  myAP1 is the name of the Automation Principal to be used.

Where to go next

Automation principal - Permissions

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