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Privilege Manager for Unix 6.1 Common Documents - Administration Guide

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To help you troubleshoot, One Identity recommends the following resolutions to some of the common problems you might encounter as you deploy and use Privilege Manager.

Displaying profile-based policy debug information

To view debug information for profile-based policy, set the value for the pf_tracelevel variable either globally in global_profile.conf, or in an individual profile.

To set the pf_tracelevel variable in the profile

  1. Enable the pf_tracelevel option. For example:
    # Variable: pf_tracelevel: Enables tracing/debugging output at different levels: 
    # 1:show reason for reject, 2: verbose output, 3: show debug trace 
  2. To view the trace output, run a command with pmrun, like this:
    $ pmrun id 
    ** One Identity Privilege Manager for Unix Version 6.0.0 (006) ** 
    ** This request is being authorized on master :<HostName> 
    ** User "luser" has submitted a request from host "<HostName>" 
    ** to run the command "id" 
       User : luser 
       Host : <HostName> 
       Command : id 
    * Check profile:profiles/admin.profile 
    ** Profile:admin does not match user 
    ** Profile:admin does not match UNIX group 
    ** Profile:admin does not match AD group list 
    * Check profile:profiles/demo.profile 
    ** Validate command:id 
    ** Profile:demo cmd[0] matches command:id Request accepted by the "demo" profile 
    All interactions with this command will be recorded in the file: 
    Executing "id" as user "root" ... 
    uid=0(root) gid=0(root) groups=0(root)

Enabling program-level tracing

Technical Support may ask you to create a trace file when you run a program by using the -z option. The -z option enables tracing on a specific program or currently running process.

To display program-level tracing

  1. Run a program with the -z option, like this:
    # <CommandName> -z on

    The -z option creates a <CommandName>.ini file which then creates a <CommandName>.trc file when you run the command. The .trc file contains the debug information. Both the .ini and the .trc files are created in the /tmp directory.

  2. Once you have finished getting the trace output you need, run the program with the -z off option so the log will not continue to grow.

Load balancing and policy updates

pmloadcheck is both a command and a background daemon (run with the –i flag). When run as a command, it checks, updates, and reports on the status of the policy server. You can use pmloadcheck from a policy server or PM Agent.

When run as a daemon process, it keeps track of the status of the policy servers for failover and load-balancing purposes. On policy servers, pmloadcheck is responsible for keeping the production policy file up to date.

NOTE: See pmloadcheck for more information about the syntax and usage of this command.

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