How to Add or Change the Identification String for a Client Host running Audit 8 SP2

Document ID : KB000054635
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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The acregcln utility is used to either add an identification string or change the identification string on a client host. The following document provides the command line parameters for this utility.


The identification string is typically entered during install the Audit client can be registered to the Audit Policy Manager Server. If for some reason the identification string was not provided at the time of installation, the wrong string was inserted, or if you need to change the identification string the acregcln utility can be used to resolve the issue.

The following parameters of this utility are required:

srv - host name of the Policy Manager Distribution Server

idstring - the identification string. This string must be placed inside quotation marks. The identification string must match the string used during the Policy Manager install.
eidsting - the encrypted identification string. This string must be placed inside quotation marks.

The following parameters of this utility are optional:

port - the port number to be used if a customized port is being used.

lib - the name of a specific cipher library if a different cipher than the default is in use.

tm - time to send the registration


  1. Open a command prompt

  2. Change directory to: <installAuditDirectory>\bin

  3. Run acregcln.exe with the required and any optional parameters

    Example: acregcln.exe -srv PolicyServerHostname -idstring "user specified"


  1. Sign in as root

  2. change to the following directory: <installAuditDirectory>/bin

    The default directory is opt/CA/eTrust Audit/bin in most recent builds of Audit.

  3. Type the command.

    . ./

    Note at the shell prompt you would type period space period / This step setups the necessary environment variables for Audit.

  4. Execute the acregcln command.

    ./acregcln -srv PolicyServerHostname -idstring "user specified"

Check the Audit Policy Manger to verify that the Audit client is available.