How security traces work

Security traces allow you to configure a filter that detects client operations over SMB/CIFS and NFS on the storage virtual machine (SVM), and trace all access checks matching that filter. You can then view the trace results, which provides a convenient summary of the reason that access was allowed or denied.

When you want to verify the security settings for SMB/CIFS or NFS access on files and folders on your SVM or if you are faced with an access problem, you can quickly add a filter to turn on permission tracing.

The following list outlines important facts about how security traces works: