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KB-4317: How to stop INFO AUDIT_TRAIL messages that are writen to /var/log/messages without filtering them via syslog.conf on systems using syslog and not rsyslog

Centrify DirectControl ,  

12 April,16 at 11:07 AM

Question:

How to stop  INFO AUDIT_TRAIL messages that are written to /var/log/messages without filtering them via syslog.conf on systems using syslog and not rsyslog?
The Steps from KB-2233: How to change log level? and KB-4108: How to reduce the logging of INFO AUDIT_TRAIL? does not resolve this issue.

 
After upgrading the Centrify DC agent from v4.x to v5.1.x or higher, it has resulted in a large increase in informational messages written to /var/log/messages by adclient. 

Answer:
Centrify DirectControl version 5.1 and higher introduced the logging of INFO AUDIT_TRAIL messages. This can lead to excessive logging causing the /var/log/messages file to become very large.

Customers should verify the steps included in KB-2111 and KB-4108 first.

If the steps from those KB's does not stem the  INFO AUDIT_TRAIL messages please do the following:

 
1. Add the following parameter to the /etc/centrifydc/centrifydc.conf file:
audittrail.targets: 0

2. Run adreload as root

This will stop the messages as setting 'audittrail.targets 0' in the configuration file makes logging be more like the logging in the version 4 agent as the 4 agent did not include the audit trail logging. 

 

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