Using the WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking Policy

Learn about the WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking Policy and policy configuration options.

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Table of Contents

  1. About the WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy
  2. Creating a WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy
  3. Viewing a WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy
  4. Attaching the policy

About the WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy

The WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking Policy supports transaction tracking functionality that correlates related web service events within a single activity or transaction. For example, if a service in a container uses the Akana Delegate to call another service in a different container that is managed by the Akana Agent, it will automatically insert correlation information into the message that is collected and used by the Policy Manager in two ways:

  • Tracking Information: The tracking information allows Policy Manager to correlate service dependencies as they are discovered during runtime. If a service calls another service within the same activity or transaction, the dependency will be automatically added to the Dependency Map and an alert will be generated with the details of the discovered dependency.
  • Log Information: The log information for a particular usage event for a service is shown in the context of the entire set of activities. The performance and errors associated with each correlated event is shown on a single page for the purpose of Root Cause Analysis (RCA). See the Services > Monitoring > Logs section of the Management Console for more information.

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Creating a WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy

To add an operational policy
  1. Go to Workbench > Browse > Organization, and select Policies > Operational Policies. The Policies Summary is displayed.
  2. Click Add Policy.
  3. Choose the policy type and click Next.
  4. Specify a name (required) and description (optional) and click Finish. At the Completion Summary, Click Close. The Add Policy Wizard creates a draft policy instance that you can then configure on the Policy Details page.

For more information, see Add Policy.

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View WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking Policy Details

To view the WS-Auditing Transaction Tracking policy details:
  1. Go to Workbench > Browse > Organization, and select Policies > Operational Policies. The Policies Summary is displayed.
  2. Find the policy on the list and double-click to go to the Details page for the policy. An example is given below.

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Attaching the policy

To use the policy, go to the Policies folder in the Root Organization and attach the policy to a web service, binding, or binding operation.

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