Exporting Global and Property Settings

Settings (detailed in the article API Client Settings) play a key role in determining how your Identity Cloud implementation actually works. Which flow should your logon_client properties use? There’s a setting for that. Where should users be redirected if they forget their password? There’s a setting for that. How many failed logons should a user be allowed before he or she is temporarily locked out of the system? There’s a setting for that, too.

Monitoring and managing these settings (and ensuring that they adhere to organization standards) is important; at the same time, this has also been somewhat difficult to carry out, especially in organizations with scores of properties. Yes, the settings are readily available, but those settings are also scattered throughout the Console: global settings are only available on the Manage Applications page, and property settings are only found on the individual property pages. If you have 100 properties, you need to visit 101 different pages (1 application page and 100 property pages) to retrieve all your settings.

Note. Or at least to view all your settings. Retrieving those settings (for example, copying those settings and values to a spreadsheet) has always been even more complicated than viewing all the settings. 

However, and as you might have guessed, that’s all in the past. Now, you can retrieve copies of all your global and property settings. In fact, you can:

  • Export your global settings and the settings for all your properties.
  • Export your global settings and the settings for a selected subset of your properties. For example, you can get the application settings along with the settings for, say, just your logon_client properties.

In this documentation, we’ll explain how you can do all of that.

Note. No, there’s no way to export just property settings. The global settings always “come along for the ride,” and with good reason: by default, properties inherit any settings configured at the global scope. Without the global settings you don’t really know exactly how a property has been configured. But your settings are all exported as a comma-separated values file. If you don’t want the global settings for some reason, then just open that file in a spreadsheet program and delete the row containing the global settings.