Access and review audit logs
Audit messages are generated by StorageGRID services and stored in text log files. API-specific audit messages in the audit logs provide critical security, operation, and performance monitoring data that can help you evaluate the health of your system.
You have specific access permissions.
You have the
You know the IP address of an Admin Node.
The active audit log file is named
audit.log, and it is stored on Admin Nodes.
Once a day, the active audit.log file is saved, and a new
audit.log file is started. The name of the saved file indicates when it was saved, in the format
After a day, the saved file is compressed and renamed, in the format
yyyy-mm-dd.txt.gz, which preserves the original date.
This example shows the active
audit.log file, the previous day’s file (
2018-04-15.txt), and the compressed file for the prior day (
audit.log 2018-04-15.txt 2018-04-14.txt.gz
Log in to an Admin Node:
Enter the following command:
Enter the password listed in the
Go to the directory containing the audit log files:
View the current or a saved audit log file, as required.