Using dzdump

The dzdump command line program enables you to view and capture the current content of the authorization cache. You can use command line options to control the information contained in the output for the command.

The syntax for the dzdump command is:

dzdump [/d [directory-path] ] [/w=screen-width] [/s] [/n] [/g] [/l] [/a]
[/r] [/i] [/t] [/z] [/u] [/h]

If you specify no command line arguments, the dzdump command returns complete in‑memory information from the authorization agent (dzagent) cache. You can use the following command line arguments to refine the output for the command:

Use this option To do this


Dump cache files from the default location or a specified location. You can use this option with a directory path to dump cache files from a specified location. For example, to dump cache files from the directory


Note that you cannot use the /d option to dump cache files directly on a computer where the Centrify Agent for Windows is currently running. However, you create a copy of the cache, then dump the cache from the saved copy. For example, copy all files in the cache directory—the default location for cache directory is c:\ProgramData\Centrify\DirectAuthorize\Cache—to a temporary directory. You can then dump the authorization cache by running dzdump and specifying the temporary location.


Use the specified screen-width for word-wrapping the command output. If you don’t specify this options, the default screen width is 80 characters. To disable word-wrapping of the command output, specify a screen-width of zero. For example:



Display security identifier (SID) mappings


Display name mappings


Display assignee mappings


Display assignments in the joined zone hierarchy


Display assignments for security identifiers (SID)


Display role definitions


Display right definitions


Display access token information


Display zone hierarchy


Display recent user logon activity


Displays the command help

You can use any combination of display options to display only the information of interest. If you do not specify any display options, the dzdump command displays all of the information in the authorization cache.

You must be logged on as a local administrator to run the dzdump command. You should note that the command output from a dzdump command can contain sensitive information. You should only use the dzdump command if Centrify Support recommends you do so.

Depending on the display options you specify, the command returns detailed information about the authorization cache.