System Administration Guide: Security Services

subject Token

The subject token describes a user who performs or attempts to perform an operation. The format is the same as the process token.

The subject token is always returned as part of kernel-generated audit records for system calls. The praudit command displays the subject token as follows:

subject,jdoe,root,root,root,root,1631,1421584480,8243 65558 machine1

The praudit -x command shows the fields of the subject token. The line is wrapped for display purposes.

<subject audit-uid="jdoe" uid="root" gid="root" ruid="root" 
rgid="root" pid="1631" sid="1421584480" tid="8243 65558 machine1"/>