Creating a Dynamic System Setting

You can add a Dynamic System Settings rule to change default system behavior. For example, by default, encryption and authentication are not enabled for communication among search nodes. To enable encryption, create the indexing/distributed/enable-inter_node_encryption Dynamic System Setting and set it to true.

  1. In the Dev Studio header, click Create > SysAdmin > Dynamic System Settings.
  2. On the Create form, enter values in the fields to define the Dynamic System Setting. Options include:
    1. In the Owning Ruleset field, enter the owning ruleset, for example, Pega-RULES.
      If no ruleset is associated with the data instance, when the data instance is saved, the system assigns a ruleset from the current application, which assists with application packaging.
    2. In the Setting Purpose field, enter the name of the setting, for example, indexing/distributed/enable_inter_node_encryption, where the key structure has the following components.
      • File type – Specifies the kind of setting for the instance.
        • prconfig – Used for prconfig.xml settings.
        • properties – Used for settings.
        • blank (no value entered) – Used for unspecified Data-Admin-System-Settings.
      • Setting name – Specifies the name of the setting and can include long strings that are divided by slashes or periods.
      • Node classification – Specifies the node classification for the instance. For prconfig.xml settings, use default. For example, the prconfig.xml setting asyncservices/enable as a Dynamic System Setting is prconfig/asyncservices/enable/default.
  3. Click Create and open.
  4. In the Value field, enter the value for the setting. For example, true for a Boolean value, or 100 for timeout value.
  5. Click Save.