Getting Started with the Administration Utility

The Administration Utility provides command line access to administrative functions. You can execute the commands interactively or in scripts. Some administrative functions are not available in the Administration Utility. For these functions you can use the Management Console.

Note: The Administration Utility requires Java 8 or later. Verify that Java 8 is in the system's path before running the Administration Utility.
  1. On the Spectrumâ„¢ Technology Platform Home page, click Platform Client Tools.
  2. Click Command Line.
  3. Under Administration Utility, click Download and download the zip file to the computer where you want to use the Administration Utility.
  4. Extract the contents of the zip file.
  5. To launch the command line interface, do one of the following:
    • If you are running the server on a Unix or Linux system, execute
    • If you are running the server on a Windows system, execute cli.cmd.
    Note: If necessary, modify the .sh or .cmd file to use the path to your Java installation.
  6. Connect to the Spectrumâ„¢ Technology Platform server by typing this command:

    connect --h servername:port --u username --p password --s SSLTrueOrFalse

    For example,

    connect --h myserver:8080 --u admin --p myPassword1 --s true

  7. Once you are connected you can run commands. Some tips:
    • For a list of available commands, type help or press the tab key.
    • To auto-complete a command, type the first few characters then press the tab key. For example, typing us then pressing the tab key automatically completes the command user. Pressing the tab key again will display a list of all the user commands.
    • If you specify an option value that contains a space, enclose the value in double quotes.
  8. When you are done, type exit to exit the Administration Utility.