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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 stored in \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 needed.

To edit the default log configuration:

  1. In the navigation pane, select Settings and then select the Logging tab.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. 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:

      • None—No logging

      • 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.

  4. Click Save to save the settings.