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Add "Session ID" for SEAS authentication attempts

In a high-traffic system it can be difficult to determine which log entries in the seas logs are related to a given authentication attempt.  Currently we're forced to grep  / search for the specific username /timeframe and then manually parse through the files to try and determine which entries are relevant to the issue we're investigating.  It would be helpful if all of the log entries for a given authentication request were flagged with some kind of unique ID to make it easier to find the relevant logs.

  • Guest
  • Feb 1 2019
  • Future consideration
What is your industry? Automotive
How will this idea be used?

User reports some kind of authentication failure.  Operations team can look in logs for a single log entry for the authentication attempt  and then use the unique ID found in the log entry to locate all other pertinent entries, without manually perusing the file or mistakenly conflating log entries from unrelated authentication attempts.

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