Configuring JIMS Logging
Juniper Identity Management Service enables you to configure a log file that can be helpful when troubleshooting problems. The system log file includes logging for the following event types:
System—Configuration, administration, and system-level events
Client—HTTPS GET requests from and HTTPS POST submissions to the SRX Series devices
Event Source—User and device events generated by external networking devices and received via system log messages (also called syslog messages)
Info Source—Active Directory events
PC Probe—PC probe requests per set of administrative credentials
Sessions—Internal session finite state machine (FSM) transitions and internal cache events for domains, sessions, users, devices, and groups
Juniper Identity Management Service is installed with a default
log called jims_yyyymmdd_nnnnn.log, which is
\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Juniper
Identity Management Service\logs. For example, a
default log can be called: jims_20180117_00000. You can use the default
log as is or edit the configuration to adjust the logging levels as
To edit the default log configuration:
- In the navigation pane, select Settings and then select the Logging tab.
- Click Edit.
- Edit the following settings as needed:
In the Filename Prefix text field, type a new filename, if needed.
In the Directory text field, enter a new pathname of the directory for storing log files by clicking Select, navigating to a folder for storing the log files, and then clicking OK. By default, log files are stored in
\Program Files (x86)\Juniper Networks\Juniper Identity Management Service\logs.
In the Max size (MB) text field, type the maximum size in MB for a log file before stopping and closing the log file and starting another one. The default value is 0 MB, meaning there is no maximum size.
In the File Lifetime (days) text field, type the number of days to keep log files before deleting them. The default value is 30 days.
For each system component, select a logging level, which can be set to:
Error—Critical events affecting the entire system
Warning—Unexpected per-transaction events
Standard—Minimal logging for a concise view of transaction flows
Detail—Detailed logging for a broader view of transaction flows
Debug—Most detailed logging level for troubleshooting
Each logging level includes events from the previous levels.
- Click Save to save the settings.