SM Authentication Test

This test reports statistics pertaining to the user authentications to the policy server.

Target of the test : A SiteMinder Policy server

Agent deploying the test : An internal agent

Outputs of the test : One set of results for every SiteMinder Policy server being monitored.

Configurable parameters for the test
Parameter Description

Test period

How often should the test be executed

Host

The host for which the test is to be configured.

Port

The port number of the administration service (see Figure 2) in the policy server

LogOption

Currently, this test collects measures by parsing the log files. Therefore, specify "logFile" as the LogOption. Future versions of eG may include support for database logging.

Path

The full path to the log file. For example, "D:\Progra~1\Netegrity\SiteMinder\Log\smaccess.log".

AgentNames

A comma-separated list of agent names.

Detailed Diagnosis

To make diagnosis more efficient and accurate, the eG Enterprise suite embeds an optional detailed diagnostic capability. With this capability, the eG agents can be configured to run detailed, more elaborate tests as and when specific problems are detected. To enable the detailed diagnosis capability of this test for a particular server, choose the On option. To disable the capability, click on the Off option.

The option to selectively enable/disable the detailed diagnosis capability will be available only if the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • The eG manager license should allow the detailed diagnosis capability
  • Both the normal and abnormal frequencies configured for the detailed diagnosis measures should not be 0.
Measurements made by the test
Measurement Description Measurement Unit Interpretation

Authentication accepts

The number of users successfully authenticated by the policy server during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Authentication rejects

The number of user authentications rejected by the policy server during the last measurement period.

Number

The detailed diagnosis of this measure, if enabled, provides the details of the authentication attempts that were rejected by the SM Policy server.

Authentication attempts

The number of authentication attempts failed during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Authentication challenges

The number of authentication challenges during the last measurement period.

Number

 

Authentication rejects percent

The percentage of authentication rejects during the last measurement period.

Percent

 

Authentication attempts percent

The percent of authentication attempts during the last measurement period.

Percent