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Confirming that auditing is on for ARA/CDA 12.3 application

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Article ID: 223881

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Products

CA Continuous Delivery Automation - Automation Engine

Issue/Introduction

This article covers finding evidence that the appropriate level of application audit logging has been configured for the CDA/ARA application for the following events:
- Access to audit trails
- Initialization, stopping, and pausing of the audit logs

 

Cause

N/A

Environment

Release : 12.3

Component :

Resolution

In CDA the so called "History records" are automatically written into the database whenever a CDA-object was modified/created and can be seen in the UI (= when, who, old field-value, new field-value) . There is no way to stop these type of logging.

https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/ARA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/CDA%20Guides/Default.htm#_Common/CommonFunctions/CF_ARA_StatHistory.htm?Highlight=History%20records


There is also a feature of Revision Report.

https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/AA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/Automic%20Automation%20Guides/help.htm#Utilities/admin_AboutAEDBRevisionReport.htm#link1

 

Wiith the Automation Engine, audit logging can be enabled, as per our documentation: https://docs.automic.com/documentation/webhelp/english/ARA/12.3/DOCU/12.3/CDA%20Guides/Default.htm#_Common/Security/Security_AudReps.htm?Highlight=audit
This documentation link also covers what gets legged by the Automation Engine.

We can also confirm that turning on / off this audit log is captured in the logs (WPServer) as well in following format

Audit on:
20210901/113234.534 - U00011872 Client table modified.
20210901/113234.534 - U00011869 Client/Mode/TaskPrio/AH_Idnr/TZ/Prio/EH_Kick/Cale_Ahead/VersionMgmnt/XRO/Object_Audit: 0001/GO  /200/0001994002/        /200/0003/0014/Y/N/Y

Audi off:
20210901/113820.627 - U00011872 Client table modified.
20210901/113820.627 - U00011869 Client/Mode/TaskPrio/AH_Idnr/TZ/Prio/EH_Kick/Cale_Ahead/VersionMgmnt/XRO/Object_Audit: 0001/GO  /200/0001994002/        /200/0003/0014/Y/N/N