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highest to lowest precedence

  • admin layer
  • site-profile layer
  • system-profile layer
  • manifest layer

Thus a property value set in admin layer supercedes every other layer.

The layers are hierarchical, with the admin layer taking precedence, if a property has a value in the admin layer, that value will be used by the service.  If not, there site-profile layer is consulted, and then the system-profile layer, and eventually the manifest layer.  This behaviour allows for local changes to take precedence over the default settings.