The Directory Server provides a File-Based Debug Log Publisher that can be configured when troubleshooting a problem that might occur during server processing. Because the debug data may be too large to maintain during normal operations, the Debug Log Publisher must be specifically configured and enabled. The Debug Log reports the following types of information:
  • Exception data thrown by the server.
  • Data read or written to network clients.
  • Data read or written to the database.
  • Access control or password policy data made within the server.

You can use the dsconfig tool to create a debug log publisher. You should only create a debug logger when troubleshooting a problem due to the voluminous output the Directory Server generates.