Setting up the API trace tool

To write the API trace tool to a file, complete these steps on the IBM® i platform on which network authentication service is configured.

To set up the API trace tool, complete the following steps:
  1. Create an envar file in the home directory of the user to trace. For example, you can specify /home/user_profile_name/envar.
  2. In the character-based interface, use edtf /home/user_profile_name/envar to edit the file.
  3. Add the following lines to the envar file, being careful that they start in column 1.
  4. Retry the failing command.
  5. View the trace referenced by _EUV_SVC_STDOUT_FILENAME.
After you complete tracing the failing command, remove or rename the envar file, or else every Kerberos command that users enter will get traced.