Werk #12135: More detailed audit logging

Component Setup
Title More detailed audit logging
Date Feb 17, 2021
Checkmk Editon Checkmk Raw (CRE)
Checkmk Version 2.0.0b7 2.1.0i1
Level Prominent Change
Class New Feature
Compatibility Compatible - no manual interaction needed

With Checkmk 2.0 the audit logging of the setup has been extended to be more detailed. We added the general capability of tracking changes to configuration objects on attribute level.

The audit log can be opened going to "Setup > General > Audit log". On that page you have the list of recorded changes with the new "Details" column. You also have the general filter form that can be used for filtering the changes you are interested in.

You can also find context related links from hosts, users and rules to the audit log entries that are specific to this object.

You may notice that the "Details" column is empty for a lot of changes.

This is because we need to turn on the recording of details specific to each action. In Checkmk, we have implemented this for the most common actions first. These are:

  • Create, edit and delete hosts
  • Create, edit and delete folders
  • Service discovery (bulk and single host discovery)
  • Create, edit and delete users
  • Create, edit, move and delete rules

Over time, we will increase the level of detail of the other existing log messages.

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