Database auditing involves observing a database so as to be aware of the actions of database users.

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Changing Default Values of Percona Audit Log

Have I missed Something here? I am installing the Percona Audit Log Plugin (MySQL 5.5). I can install it fine using: INSTALL PLUGIN audit_log SONAME 'audit_log.so'; I can then see all the default ...
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Java Spring application Database triggers auditing - how to provide the right user that made the change

We are developing a new web application. one of the most basic requirement is to audit all entities changes into a separate table. We would like to use DB triggers for that purpose. We use MySQL as ...
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MySQL/Percona Audit Log Plugin Not Working

I've been looking to implemement the Percona Audit Log plugin. So far I have installed it and configured it, and it seems to be working ok. Except, I have installed it on a slave Database as I don't ...
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Mysql triggers for auditing

We have a requirement to fulfill - we need an auditing table for all of our entities. We wonder if creating the following triggers will be a good practice: CREATE DEFINER=`root`@`localhost` TRIGGER ...
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Percona / MySQL audit log plugin - limiting the content?

I've been looking to experiment with Perconas Audit Plugin, as it sounds like it could be potentially very useful. However it appears that it is a very blunt (ALL or NOTHING) tool. From my ...
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How to audit all DML operations on a SQL Server 2008 R2 database

In order to assess options of implementing indexed views, I want to check the usage of DML operations of the tables. The database is new to me as well as the relevant business knowledge, so I just ...
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Find the identity of the client firing a query in SQL Server without using triggers?

I'm currently using Change Data Capture (CDC) to track data changes, and I wish to track the host name and IP address of the client submitting the query that made the changes. If there are 5 different ...
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How to find out who deleted some data SQL Server

My boss had a query from a customer yesterday asking how they could find out who deleted some data in their SQL Server database (it is the express edition if that matters). I thought this could be ...
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Trigger Performance : Is Using Trigger is a good way?

We are using SQL Server 2008 for a j2ee web application. I need to maintains the audits for updates for each column with their previous value and new value on one of my table which is very heavy, ...
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Oracle 10g, Disable audit

I use oracle 10g(express) database, which I've tried to enable the auditing functionality for it. I failed (maybe not , but i couldn't see any audit information). It was some time ago, and now I want ...
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Reading audit records in Oracle

As a DBA, what is the best way to read the audit records on daily basis? Say, i'm the administrator and I would like to view the audit records made by the DBAs. I have enabled audit sys operatiosn to ...
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How to get the daily amount of committed transactions on a given MSSQL database?

The number of transactions for the current connection can be obtained with @@TRANCOUNT. How can you get a daily counter of the globally committed transactions on a given database?
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Oracle audit: Only 'SESSION REC' in ACTION_NAME column

I was asked to generate a report of operations performed on certain Oracle 9i tables in a given period of time. When I query the DBA_AUDIT_TRAIL table I only get SESSION REC in the ACTION_NAME ...
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Query to find users with passwords same as their username in Oracle

I'm writing an Oracle audit script where I need to find users in a database who have set their passwords to be the same as their username, e.g. dbaadmin/dbaadmin. The query would need to get the list ...
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Auditing database administrator actions with SQL Server 2014 Standard

We have a requirement to audit database administrator access to customer databases - at a minimum, knowing which customer database they were accessing (and ideally why). Without upgrading to SQL ...
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Is there value in storing audit fields in a fact table?

I've always stored at least two basic housekeeping fields in all of my dimension and fact tables: DateCreated and DateModified. However, this adds two fairly wide (eight bytes each, in MS SQL) ...
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Is it possible to monitor role and privilege grant/revoke using triggers?

Is it possible to monitor role and privilege grant/revoke using triggers? I' aware of doing that using Oracle audit tools however, it's interesting is it possible to do that using triggers.
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Trigger to audit table changes

I have created a trigger to audit changes to a table: CREATE TRIGGER [dbo].[iudt_AutoAuditChanges] ON dbo.CPTCategoryMaster AFTER INSERT,DELETE,UPDATE AS BEGIN SET NOCOUNT ON; ...
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Auditing access to a linked server

I have a linked server with SQL Server configured with the security option "For a login not defined in the above list, connections will: Be made using the login's current security context". What I ...
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SQL logins Audit for SQL Server 2005/2008

For the Security Audit of SQL servers 2005/8 R2, We are looking for a method which can list us SQL accounts which have not changed password for last X days. For a single login we can do it via ...
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Disabling audit objects on Oracle 11

How can I disable audit objects on Oracle 11? I have tried NOAUDIT ALL; NOAUDIT NETWORK; NOAUDIT SESSION; NOAUDIT ALL ON DEFAULT; NOAUDIT SELECT INSERT UPDATE DELETE EXECUTE PROCEDURE; NOAUDIT ...
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MySQL Script to automate creation of audit (history) tables and triggers?

For regulatory and fraud requirements, we need to record every change to most of the tables in the DB. The way we did this very successfully with a previous project is to have a copy of each table, ...
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Auditing Specifications for SQL Server 2012 [duplicate]

I work for the State of California. I am working on a project setting up a Data Warehouse sharing data between 3 state agencies. The Data Warehouse will be encrypted. I would like to know what are the ...
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Audit logins on MySQL database

Is there a way to audit logins to MySQL? I'd like to be able to create a username for each employee and thereby create an audit trail of logins. However, googling has turned up no good results. The ...
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Audit Plug-in in MYSQL 5.7.5

Following error occured while using installing MariaDB Audit Plugin Library (i.e. server_audit-1.1.8.tar.gz) in 5.7.5-m15 MySQL Community Server (GPL) in Centos release 6.5: ERROR 1126 (HY000): Can't ...
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Auditing/Logging Help

I'm working on a request to start logging some additional data for PCI compliance. I need to log who, when, and what changed on a set of tables. I set up SQL auditing which would work fine except ...
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Difference between alert log and archive log in oracle databases

I don't know anything about oracle databases. Actually I'm asking this question for my friend (He currently doesn't have access to internet!). He wanted to know that what's the difference between ...
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Audit Trail in Oracle 11gR2

I'm using Oracle 11g R2 on RHEL5. How can I find what is being audited? I want to know what actions (like create, insert, delete, update etc.) are being audited or logged for a user, say scott.
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Investigating specific SELECT queries

For a particular row in a table how can I determine the number of reads done to it such as SELECT * FROM MyTable WHERE ID = <something> and when and where the read query executed? I'm ...
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parsing and purpose of oracle audit (.aud) logs

I am looking at the oracle audit logs and am trying to understand and parse. The format appears to be consistent: Date Length: Action: ...etc My questions are: 1) what generates these? Is it every ...
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Find out who ran a query using transaction log backups

We have a SQL Server 2012 Enterprise database running in Full Recovery Model with transaction log backups running every minute. A query was run last night which means we need to recover data from a ...
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Problem when querying audit file when audit is enabled

I'm trying to audit DML operations for a specific principle on a database. For this, I configured Audit under Server -> Security and Database -> Database Audit Specifications and enabled both of them. ...
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sys.sp_audit_write Procedure not available

I am trying to execute the audit write procedure but it can't be found. I have looked in master for it in the system procedures list and confirmed it isn't there. Does anyone know why this might be? I ...
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Auditing AS 400 DB2 library user access

As part of the testing to check for authorized users having access to applications and libraries on AS 400 systems, I need help to figure out a list of users having access to applications hosted on ...
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How To Log Select Statements from 1 User On 1 Table Into a Permanent Log Table

We have a centralized authentication library that 100+ applications use to authenticate users. That library has its own DB credentials. It would be extremely useful to log every time that library/user ...
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MySql Audit Changes from Db Admin, Security

I know that you can use triggers (before insert, update, delete) to track the changes in history tables. But this only works if the changes are made by the applications. But in some circumstance, ...
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What is an audit table?

What are audit tables? How are they useful? I came across them reading this article.
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How to get index last modified time in Oracle?

Given an index name, I want to obtain its last modification time and the author of modification in Oracle 11g. Is there any query to achieve this?
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How to Identify the user who issued MySQL Shutdown command

We have had several situations when our production MySQL server suddenly became unavailable. The error log just shows "Normal shutdown" followed by the typical shutdown messages. How can I determine ...
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Audit DML operations on MySQL Tables

We have several MySQL 5.0 databases. We've been having security problems, like records being modified without authorization. We need to implement some kind of audit on DML operations identifying ...
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How can I enable audit on selected accounts only to know where they logged on from?

I want to audit certain DB accounts (the ones used for applications), to know which machine the user is logging on from. To save space, I don't want to enable this audit for every account in the ...
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How database administrators can see my requests to SQL Server?

I'm a SQL Server 2008 user. I have access to some tables. I need to request few columns from table as I usually do. But I need to do it once (for example) in 5 seconds and system administrators ...
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Tracking object use using SQL Auditing

I am looking for a solution to track object usage in my database. Objects such as tables, stored procedures, and functions. I discovered SQL Auditing and was under the impression that it's exactly ...
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Data Change Audit Plan

My company is changing from a distributed Access Database model to using a centralized SQL Database. The datatables were designed such that all of the tables have a modified date. In discussion it ...
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Get notified when SQL Server 2008 Audit Server logs something?

I'm setting up SQL Server 2008 Audit Server to log any activities made by certain group of users of certain database. All I need to do is get notified when the Audit server logs something, so that I ...
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Saving every mysql user login attempts

Is there a way to save the username and the IP from which the user tries to login to a MySQL server?? Enabling general-log seems to log everything but that seems to write too much details taking more ...
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How to recreate a SQL Server audit without an audit gap?

I have some audits and audit specifications on a SQL Server 2012 instance and I want to reapply the audit and audit spec definition every evening in case the DBAs change it. I have measured the time ...
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Create an Audit trail on SQL Server 2008 to trace all privilege users

I need to create a trace of all the commands issued by members of SysAdmin or SecurityAdmin server Roles. I figured, I could use Profiler to do that but it will not comprise all the added members. I ...
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How to reuse an update trigger for multiple tables in postgresql?

In the database for a new project, I've started the convention of having each table have a last modified timestamp column. To implement this, I wrote a trigger for each table: CREATE TRIGGER ...