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Change to production mode

All servers in a domain run either in development mode or production mode. In general, production mode requires you to configure additional security features. For information on the differences between the two modes, refer to "Creating a WebLogic Domain" in Creating WebLogic Domains Using the Configuration Wizard.

Note: If you change a domain from running in development mode to production mode, Oracle recommends that you remove the boot identity file. This file contains the user name and password used to start each server in the domain. For more information, see Removing Boot Identity Files After Startup.

To configure all servers in a domain to run in production mode:

  1. If you have not already done so, in the Change Center of the Administration Console, click Lock & Edit (see Use the Change Center).
  2. In the left pane of the Console, under Domain Structure, select the domain name.
  3. Select Configuration > General and select the Production Mode check box.
  4. Click Save, and then, to activate these changes, in the Change Center, click Activate Changes.

    To ensure additional security, you can enable secured production mode for your domain. For more information, see Secure your production domain.

  5. Shut down any servers that are currently running. See Start and stop servers.
  6. Restart the Administration Server and each Managed Server in the domain. In the command that restarts each server instance, include the -Dweblogic.system.RemoveBootIdentity=true argument, which removes the boot identity file. You can use either of the following methods:
    • Open a separate command shell and include this argument in the weblogic.Server startup command for each server instance.
    • Specify the -Dweblogic.system.RemoveBootIdentity=true argument only the first time that you start the servers after changing from development mode to production mode.

    The Administration Server and each Managed Server instance is started in the new mode.


As each Managed Server starts, it refers to the mode of the Administration Server to determine its runtime mode.

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