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jptyrus
2011-09-16T09:14:45Z
Hi,

Apologies if there is actually a way to retrieve this information, but I haven't seen it so far.

We'd like the ability to see when changes were made to a job or task and by whom. This would be incredibly useful for keeping watch on servers which are managed by several users at once.
blombardo
2012-03-05T21:22:05Z
This could be very useful to output who runs the job to a variable or something. We have a large group that uses visualcron and looking through old logs isn't very efficient if we need to audit who ran a job.

I would love to be able to include in the notification after a job runs who executed the job. Thanks!
cdevine
2012-09-27T13:51:30Z
We would also love to see an audit feature/log.
Support
2014-02-19T08:58:53Z
Hi,

we have some ideas of functionality for auditing. Please post comments about this document:

https://skydrive.live.com/redir?page=view&resid=FB5F047D0256ACBC!9814&authkey=!AAORoYJebrPXqrc 

We would like to know:

- is there anything specific you want to log
- is there any specific information you want to present
- any ideas of UI and other functionality


You can post the comments in this thread. Thank you.
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ErikC
2014-02-21T08:23:29Z
Hi,

An audit log is nice, but a good audit should log
- all changes made to an object;
- every action done in the client (manual / API);
- when which creadentials are used;

All the Global server objects should be monitored.
And what about the actions done by the tools in the Tools menu. This should not be forgotten.

Regards
Erik




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Support
2014-02-21T09:04:24Z
Originally Posted by: ErikC 

Hi,

An audit log is nice, but a good audit should log
- all changes made to an object;
- every action done in the client (manual / API);
- when which creadentials are used;

All the Global server objects should be monitored.
And what about the actions done by the tools in the Tools menu. This should not be forgotten.

Regards
Erik





I agree on most things but "when which Credentials are used" will probably generate too much log and take up everything. Many customers runs many Tasks containting scripts with second interval.

What do you want to achieve here?
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ErikC
2014-02-21T09:53:52Z
Support wrote:

ErikC wrote:

- when which credentials are used;


I agree on most things but "when which Credentials are used" will probably generate too much log and take up everything. Many customers runs many Tasks containting scripts with second interval.

What do you want to achieve here?


I was thinking as an autitor and thought that he wants to know which user credentials are used and performing which actions?
I agree it will generate a lot information. (almost) Every task has is using some sort of credentials. This might be an overkill with information.

When we assum that the jobs/tasks made are ok, it's important to know if a job/task is ran by a manual intervention. So I think all the work done by a human on the client should be logged.

Regards
Erik
Uses Visualcron since 2006.
Support
2014-02-21T10:04:11Z
Originally Posted by: ErikC 

Support wrote:

ErikC wrote:

- when which credentials are used;


I agree on most things but "when which Credentials are used" will probably generate too much log and take up everything. Many customers runs many Tasks containting scripts with second interval.

What do you want to achieve here?


I was thinking as an autitor and thought that he wants to know which user credentials are used and performing which actions?
I agree it will generate a lot information. (almost) Every task has is using some sort of credentials. This might be an overkill with information.

When we assum that the jobs/tasks made are ok, it's important to know if a job/task is ran by a manual intervention. So I think all the work done by a human on the client should be logged.

Regards
Erik



Sure, the actual user that is doing the changes will be logged. I thought you meant "Credentials" as logging whenever a Credential is used.
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Support
2014-02-25T09:27:04Z
Here is the current list of objects and their events we plan to add in audit log. Let us know if you need more:

Jobs Add
Jobs Edit
Jobs Delete
Jobs Activate
Jobs Deactivate
Jobs Run
Jobs Stop

Task Add
Task Edit
Task Delete
Task Activate
Task Deactivate
Task Run
Task Stop

Condition Add
Condition Edit
Condition Delete
Condition Activate
Condition Deactivate

Notification Add
Notification Edit
Notification Delete
Notification Activate
Notification Deactivate

Credential Add
Credential Edit
Credential Delete

Connection Add
Connection Edit
Connection Delete

Server ActivateLicense
Server DeactivateLicense
Server UpdateSettings
Server ServerOn
Server ServerOff

User Add
User Edit
User Delete
User Login
User Logout

UserGroup Add
UserGroup Edit
UserGroup Delete

UserVariables Add
UserVariables Edit
UserVariables Delete

Conditions Add
Conditions Edit
Conditions Delete

PGP Key rings Add
PGP Key rings Edit
PGP Key rings Delete

Certificates Add
Certificates Edit
Certificates Delete

Time exceptions Add
Time exceptions Edit
Time exceptions Delete

Network drives Add
Network drives Edit
Network drives Delete

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KJDavie
2014-02-27T22:25:29Z
Hi Henrik,

I accept that it is somewhat covered / overlapping in Job and Job Run but If you look at what makes up a job we are auditing most <Tabs> but I think we need good coverage of Triggers ( . . . . it is a 1:n relationship to Job).

Trigger Add
Trigger Edit
Trigger Delete
Trigger Activate
Trigger Deactivate
Trigger Run < Fire ? >

Support
2014-03-03T13:18:17Z
Originally Posted by: KJDavie 

Hi Henrik,

I accept that it is somewhat covered / overlapping in Job and Job Run but If you look at what makes up a job we are auditing most <Tabs> but I think we need good coverage of Triggers ( . . . . it is a 1:n relationship to Job).

Trigger Add
Trigger Edit
Trigger Delete
Trigger Activate
Trigger Deactivate
Trigger Run < Fire ? >



Right, we will add those, except Run as a Trigger is not initiated by a User.
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Support
2014-03-04T15:20:46Z
Happy testers should download this version. There is a link with quick start documentation in the thread:

http://www.visualcron.co....aspx?g=posts&t=3851 
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