When you configure the Active Roles Administration Service, you are prompted to specify the group or user account that will have unrestricted access to all Active Roles features and functions. This account is referred to as Active Roles Admin. By default, Active Roles Admin is the Administrators local group on the computer running the Administration Service. You can change this setting in the Configure Administration Service wizard when initially configuring the Administration Service.
After you have configured the Administration Service, you can choose a different Active Roles Admin account by using Active Roles Configuration Center on the computer running the Administration Service.
To change the Active Roles Admin Account
You can start Configuration Center by selecting Configuration Center on the Apps page or Start menu, depending upon the version of your Windows operating system. For detailed instructions, see Running Configuration Center.
The Active Roles Admin setting is specific to the instance of the Administration Service. If you have multiple Administration Service instances deployed in your environment, then you need to apply the changes on each computer running the Administration Service.
Active Roles administrators can enable diagnostic logging at the request of support personnel to assist them in finding root causes of issues that occur during Active Roles operations. The diagnostic information includes the Active Roles configuration statistics (referred to as Active Roles system summary), the Active Roles Administration Service diagnostic log and the Active Roles Console diagnostic log.
The Active Roles Administration Service’s diagnostic log (ds.log) contains tracing information, such as API calls, internal function calls and state transitions performed by the Administration Service. This information is stored in the ds.log file that you can send to the support team for issue diagnostic purposes. Two logging levels are available: Basic and Verbose. The Verbose option writes much more information to the log, which can aid in the process of isolating an issue. However, with the increase in verbosity comes a corresponding decrease in performance and increase in the size of the log file.
The Active Roles console’s diagnostic log (EDMSnap.txt) contains debugging information specific to the Active Roles console, and can be helpful in isolating console-related issues.
You can use the Active Roles console to perform the following tasks:
The Verbose option results in a more detailed log, but considerably increases the size of the log file.
The console shows the path to the console’s log file on the local computer.
It is also possible to enable or disable diagnostic logs by using Configuration Center (see Logging management tasks earlier in this document). The following instructions apply to the Active Roles console.
In the Diagnostics area, you can view whether the Active Roles Administration Service’s diagnostic logging is currently enabled (turned on) or disabled (turned off).
This opens the Diagnostics page in the Properties dialog box for the Administration Service instance to which the console is currently connected. Another way to open that page is by directly opening the Properties dialog box from the Administration Service object in the Configuration/Server Configuration/Administration Services container.
The Log Viewer tool enables you to browse and analyze diagnostic log files created by the Active Roles Administration Service as well as event log files created by saving the Active Roles event log in Event Viewer on the computer running the Administration Service. Log Viewer can help you drill down through the sequence or hierarchy of requests processed by the Administration Service, identify error conditions that the Administration Service encountered during request processing, and find Knowledge Articles that apply to a given error condition.
When you select an error in the list, you can choose a command to look for solution in Knowledge Base. The command performs a search in One Identity Software Knowledge Base to list the Knowledge Articles that can provide helpful information on how to troubleshoot the error you selected.
Log Viewer also enables you to:
By default, Log Viewer displays a list of errors encountered by the Administration Service and recorded in the log file. You can use Log Viewer to look for information on how to troubleshoot a given error: Right-click the error in the list and then click Look for solution in Knowledge Base. Log Viewer performs a search in One Identity Software Knowledge Base to list the Knowledge Articles that apply to the error you selected.
Other tasks you can perform:
To view all trace records that apply to the request that caused a given error, right-click the error in the Errors list and click Stack trace for related request. This task is unavailable in case of an event log file.
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