Viewing and changing log file settings

Log files are text files that record information about operations performed by auditing components on a local computer. If you have administrative privileges on a computer, you can open log files with any text editor.

You can view log files, change the location of the log file, and change the level of detail recorded in the log file from the Log Settings dialog box. Depending on the computer you are using, there are different ways to open the Log Settings.

Audit Manager

By default, the log file for Audit Manager is located in the C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Centrify\DirectAudit\Log directory. Select the Audit Manager top-level node, right-click, then select Log Settings to change the location or the level of detail recorded in the log file. You should only modify log settings if instructed to do so by Centrify Support.

Audit Analyzer

By default, the log file for Centrify Audit Analyzer is located in the C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\Centrify\DirectAudit\Logs directory. Select the Audit Analyzer top-level node, right-click, then select Options to display the Log Settings tab. You can use the tab to change the location or the level of detail recorded in the log file. You should only modify log settings if instructed to do so by Centrify Support.

Audit Management Server

By default, the log file for the audit management server is located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Centrify Shared\Log directory. You can open the Audit Management Server Control Panel, click the Troubleshooting tab, then click the Options to display Log Settings if you want to change the location or the level of detail recorded in the log file. You should only modify log settings if instructed to do so by Centrify Support.

Collectors

By default, the log file for the collector service is located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Centrify Shared\Log directory. You can open the Collector Control Panel, click the Troubleshooting tab, then click the Options to display Log Settings if you want to change the path to the log file or change the level of detail recorded in the log file. You should only modify log settings if instructed to do so by Centrify Support.

Audited computers

By default, the log file for the Centrify Agent for Windows is located in the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Centrify Shared\Log directory. You can open the auditing Agent Control Panel, click the Troubleshooting tab, the click Options to display Log Setting if you want to change the path to the log file or change the level of detail recorded in the log file. You should only modify log settings if instructed to do so by Centrify Support. On UNIX computers, detailed logging is disabled by default. For information about enabling logging, see Enabling detailed logging for Linux and UNIX computers.

Note:   A list of auditing agent error codes is available in KB-7541 in the Centrify Knowledge Base.