Windows Event Log Writer

Overview

The windows event log writer can be used to write log entries to one of the predefined windows event logs or a custom log.

Considerations

As Event Broker can create a lot of log information, it is recommended this be used where a strict filtering level has been set in order to not flood the Windows Event Log with items.

Configuration

The windows event log writer requires the following by way of configuration:


WARNING: In order for a log to be written to, Windows needs to be restarted after the creation of the Log Writer.

Event Log Writer Types

Application Event Log

The Windows Application Event Logger can be used to write log entries to the Windows Application Event Log.

As Identity Broker can create a lot of log information, it is recommended this be used where a strict filtering level has been set in order not to flood the Windows Event Log with items.

For this logger to work, the Microsoft .NET configuration must allow the Identity Broker service account the EventLogPermissionAccess.Write permission which is demanded for writing to the Windows Event Log.

Custom Event Log

The Windows Custom Event Logger can be used to write log entries to a custom Windows Event Log.

WARNING: A custom event log is not created until an entry is written to it. Check the Event Viewer that the custom log has been created before restarting Windows or Identity Broker will not write to the correct log.

As Identity Broker can create a lot of log information, it is recommended this be used where a strict filtering level has been set in order to not flood the Windows Event Log with items.

For this logger to work, the Microsoft .NET configuration must allow the Identity Broker service account the EventLogPermissionAccess.Write permission which is demanded for writing to the Windows Event Log.

Security Event Log

The Windows Security Event Logger can be used to write log entries to the Windows Security Event Log.

As Identity Broker can create a lot of log information, it is recommended this be used where a strict filtering level has been set in order not to flood the Windows Event Log with items.

There are no options for this type of logger.

For this logger to work, the Microsoft .NET configuration must allow the Identity Broker service account the EventLogPermissionAccess.Write permission which is demanded for writing to the Windows Event Log.

System Event Log

As Identity Broker can create a lot of log information, it is recommended this be used where a strict filtering level has been set in order not to flood the Windows Event Log with items.

There are no options for this type of logger.

For this logger to work, the Microsoft .NET configuration must allow the Identity Broker service account the EventLogPermissionAccess.Write permission which is demanded for writing to the Windows Event Log.

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