How to Trace Enterprise Server Administration Security Resources

How to Trace Enterprise Server Administration Security Resources

Problem:

No trace messages appear in the logs when an attempt is made to trace "Enterprise Server Administration" resources in an External Security Manager (ESM) definition.

Example Definition:

[Trace]

Trace1=auth:*:Enterprise Server Administration:*:debug

Instead there will be an error message about this trace line:

1038 W ESM1: Invalid expression for trace rule Trace1

 

Resolution:

The problem is due to spaces in the resource name (a space is used as a delimiter)

To enable this trace it is necessary to use wildcards in the string:

Trace1=auth:*:Enterprise*Server*Administration:*:debug

Now trace messages related to Enterprise Server Administration resource will be seen in the relevant logs (e.g. the journal log):

16:53:38.278 MF.MFDS 32120973 1 "19600:15996:SA1039I ESM1: [Trace1] Auth SYSAD (Directory Discovery / Enterprise Server Administration): ACE for "#DSADMIN group"

16:53:38.289 MF.MFDS 32121003 1 "19600:15996:SA1039I ESM1: [Trace1] Auth SYSAD (User Administration / Enterprise Server Administration): Ranking ACE type for Al"

 

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