Application Tracing

Firstly PeopleSoft gives you the option to set trace flags from the sign on screen:


It is particularly useful for tracing sign on (e.g. SSO), however it is too cumbersome to trace a particular component or page. If you need to do that, I recommend logging in normally and then using the tracing options available from:

PeopleTools > Utilities > Debug

Once you click the signon trace link, you're given a myriad of tracing options:


Its up to you to decide what you need, but remember, with tracing, less is often more, don't get carried away. After all, you're looking for a needle in a haystack, no need to make that haystack bigger than it needs to be!

NOTE: the signon tracing link can be disabled through web profile settings. However, there's a way around this. If you notice your URL when you click the hyperlink it changes and includes a trace directive:

Regular signon URL is something like this:


With tracing, the signon URL includes the trace directive:


So, regardless of whether you can see the hyperlink, you can still turn on signon tracing using the trace directive.

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