Trace Message

Sends a message to DSTRACE.



Specify the trace level of the message. The default level is 0. The message only appears if the specified trace level is less than or equal to the trace level configured in the driver.

For information on how to set the trace level on the driver, see Viewing Identity Manager Processes in the Identity Manager 4.0.2 Common Driver Administration Guide.


Select the color of the trace message.


Specify the value of the trace message.


The example has four rules that implement a Placement policy for User objects based on the first character of the Surname attribute. It generates both a trace message and a custom Novell Audit or Sentinel event. The Trace Message action is used to send a trace message into DSTRACE. The policy name is Policy to Place by Surname and it is available for download from the Novell Support Web site. For more information Downloading Identity Manager Policies in Understanding Policies for Identity Manager 4.0.2. To view the policy in XML, see 001-Placement-BySurname.xml.

Policy to place users by last name
Trace message

The action sends a trace message to DSTRACE. The contents of the local variable is LVUsers1 and it shows up in yellow in DSTRACE.