Top Secret SECTRACE commands: How to trace a specific userid (acid)

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Question:

The Top Secret Sectrace is used to diagnose access problems for a specific user. This is the most common trace that CA-Top Secret Support asks clients to obtain.

Answer:

SECTRACE COMMANDS:

TSS ADD(acid) TRACE 
TSS MODIFY(SECTRACE(ACT,WTO)) 

*The trace is now activated on the system and the acid has the trace attribute.
*Recreate the problem.
*When finished recreating it is very important to turn the trace off and remove the trace attribute from the acid.

TSS MODIFY(SECTRACE(OFF)) 
TSS REMOVE(acid) TRACE 

The trace will print to the console log and each record starts with TSS-x, x can be one of many alphabetic characters, followed by either three or four TSS-n records, n being the numeric values of 1, 2, 3 (optional), 4 and 5 (optional). Information on how to interpret the trace records can be found in the CA-Top Secret Troubleshooting Guide, Appendix B: Diagnostic Tools.