About the message IDs in ESM Policy to CCS Standard Migration Utility
Every security message that an ESM check generates has a distinct numeric ID. The string ID is the string representation for the numeric message ID and is platform independent.
For example, for the ESM security message "System allows blank passwords," the numeric IDs for different OS Versions are as follows:
Message Numeric ID
However, the message string ID across all OS versions is "ESM_PASSNOPASS".
Only the Message IDs that belong to one of the following message categories are included for migration:
If you specify the message expression type as 'Numeric' by using the -m switch for a policy that contains application modules, then the migration of all the application module checks is done by using the message expression as 'String'. However, the operating system module checks are migrated by using the message expression type as 'Numeric'. This behavior ensures that the string ID for the same application module checks for various operating systems is the same, although the numeric IDs are different. Thus, the same check for different operating systems is consolidated with the MessageExpression as 'String' under one section.
If an ESM policy contains application module checks, and you specify the message expression type as 'Numeric', then the migration tool displays the following warning:
"The ESM policy contains at least one application module. The message expression type 'String' will be used to migrate the application module checks".
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