Administrative audits

This topic discusses aspects of administrative audits, such as log files that contain the audit information, the administrative actions that are audited, and the types of audit messages that are logged.

Administrative audits use the same logging facility as the rest of the product. The audits are available in both the activity.log file and the SystemOut.log of the server that performs the action. You do not need to enable trace to produce the audits. However, through the Repository service console page, you can control whether configuration change auditing is done. This type of audit is done by default. Operational command auditing is always enabled. Information about which user performed the change is available only when security is enabled.

The following administrative actions are audited:

Configuration change audits have ADMRxxxxI message IDs, where xxxx is the message number. Operational audits have ADMN10xxI message IDs, where 10xx is the message number.

Here are some audit examples from a Network Deployment environment.

The following audit example is from the deployment manager SystemOut.log file

[7/23/03 17:04:49:089 CDT] 39c26dad FileRepositor A ADMR0015I: Document 
cells/ellingtonNetwork/security.xml was modified by user u1.
   [7/23/03 17:04:49:269 CDT] 3ea0edb5 FileRepositor A ADMR0016I: Document 
cells/ellingtonNetwork/nodes/ellington/app.policy was created by user u1.
   [7/23/03 17:13:54:081 CDT] 39a572a1 AdminHelper   A ADMN1008I: Attempt 
made to start the SamplesGallery application. (User ID = u1)

The following audit example is from the node agent SystemOut.log file

[7/23/03 17:38:43:461 CDT]  23d1326 AdminHelper   A ADMN1000I: Attempt 
made to launch server1 on node ellington. (User ID = u1)

The following audit example is from the application serverSystemOut.log file

[7/23/03 17:39:59:360 CDT] 24865373 AdminHelper   A ADMN1020I: Attempt 
made to stop the server1 server. (User ID = u1)
The message text is split for printing purposes.

Repository service settings Setting up the administrative architecture