Overview

The CSV file log writer generates a log file per day, each item having the following structure:

Date, UTC Time, Source, Module, Severity, Message

The following is a few sample entries in the CSV Log File:

20071130,00:21:49,Request to check existence of queue.,Object vault,Information,Request to check existence of queue e7f7a519-8724-4091-926a-3ea495bce016.
20071130,00:21:50,Check existence of queue completed.,Object vault,Information,Queue e7f7a519-8724-4091-926a-3ea495bce016 exists. Duration: 00:00:01.3282805
20071130,00:21:50,Check existence of subscription started.,Object vault,Information,Checking existing of subscription cf6382f5-ba63-4763-8dbc-76cca2d326a1.
20071130,00:21:50,Check existence of subscription succeeded.,Object vault,Information,Subscription cf6382f5-ba63-4763-8dbc-76cca2d326a1 exists. Duration: 00:00:00.1530182

Considerations

CSV log files can grow large very quickly if a severity filter and/or logging level filter are not specified.

Configuration

The CSV file log writer requires the following by way of configuration.


Attribute Description
Name The display name of the log writer which is used for identification throughout Identity Broker.
File-Prefix Specifies the prefix of the file names. The current date is appended to this prefix to determine the log file name for the current date.
Directory Specifies the directory that the log files will be created in. The Identity Broker service account must have write permissions to this directory. If this attribute is not specified then Identity Broker will log to the current process directory. As this for a service is usually C:\Windows\System32, it is recommended a value is always set.
Log days keep Specifies the number of days that old log files are kept for. If this is not specified than old files are never removed.

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