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Questions tagged [audit]

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

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Auditing of modification of change to encryption keys

Is it possible to audit/log any attempts or actual changes to the keys used in the encryption hierarchy? We are using 2014 Enterprise edition and have recently enabled TDE across our databases and ...
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SQL Server Auditing [on hold]

Situation: I am looking into getting some basic SQL auditing set up (for both compliance and security), for both Server and Database level specifications. I know that the specification groups should ...
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SQL Server Audit Specifications Not Writing to the Security Log

I've come across an issue where SQL Server database audit specifications have stopped writing to the security event log. The audit object will write events to a SQL audit file or the Application ...
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Optimize MySQL query retrieval from audit log table

I am running MySQL InnoDB 5.6. This is my first post, so please bare with me of any mistakes. I have this schema: I have a list of invoices in the invoice table, and if I want to see all the ...
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SQL-Server schema audit trigger - possible to get old view/sp/function definition?

I'm using the below database-level trigger for schema-change-auditing. It works fine, but if I do (drop view - create view), it only stores the sql that created the view, not the one that is dropped. ...
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SQL Server Audit File Metrics Information

I'm currently working in an environment that requires we enable SQL Server Audit, enterprise-wide. We generate .sqlaudit files as we have retention and access guidelines, and I'm finding that we need ...
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Audit trigger 91plus: setting up with proper role?

One of the solutions available for auditing in PostgreSQL is Audit trigger 91plus. wiki page github page There is a section in the wiki that is confusing to me: Changes by the table owner and ...
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Log all accessed objects during a certain time period

We are running quite a few tests for our software that require a certain set of databases. These databases are usually huge, while most of the data in there will not be used by any testcase. In order ...
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SQL Server query auditing in production without drastically affecting performance

Has anyone successfully turned on SQL Server auditing (extended events) to keep track of queries being run in a production environment while having the database still perform well? If you did, I'm ...
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Using views with no insert table VS Audit tables

I(not a DBA) am considering designing Audit tables for an application that needs to be really fast as well fully audited (undo is not necessary). I referred to some from so and I found variations of ...
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How to measure durations (import, update) in Postgres DB?

we have a Postgres database which receives data by an extern web client. We would like to measure the duration of the UPDATE, INSERT and DELETE processes on our tables. Until now, we used the ...
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Who created that table in SQL Server?

I was wondering if there was a way to see who created a table in SQL Server 2017.
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Server Principal SID showing as NULL and name as empty string

In my SQL Server 2016 server,i set up a user logins Audit for Login successful and Login Failed action. Here is the script. USE [master] GO CREATE SERVER AUDIT SPECIFICATION [...
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Where is my audit as Oracle sys audit is enable

On an Oracle 11gr1 database, SYS audit is enabled: SQL> show parameter audit NAME TYPE VALUE ------------------------------------ ------...
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Tracking grant violations

We are changing one of our application user logins from being dbowner to a more granular permission scheme--finally. Is there a way from within SQL Server 2016 that I can track permission violations? ...
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Track all modifications to a PostgreSQL table

We have a table which has only roughly 500 rows, but it is very important for us. I want see all changes which happen to this table. The changes should get tracked with a timestamp. I don't want the ...
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SQL Server: Who created an audit and who altered it last?

I am trying to find out who created an audit (found under Audits) but I don't seem to have any luck. I've already tried many queries such as these: Blog 1, Blog 2, Blog 3 And SELECT * FROM [sys]....
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What SQL-Queries are created with ExaPlus to produce the menu in the left side?

I am considering what information should be provided under Article 15 (3) GDPR regarding the use of Exasol and ExaPlus.I don’t have SELECT ANY DICTIONARY system privilege to figure out this question ...
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Questions and advice for complying with Federal tax information (FTI) Security Guidelines for Federal, State and Local Agencies per Publication 1075

I've been able to find writings on compliance topics (e.g. HIPAA, SARBANES-OXLEY, PCI DSS) but I haven't found much on FTI (Federal tax information) and Publication 1075 outside of the IRS website ...
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How to check Auditing in Azure MSSQL MI?

I know that auditing is currently enabled in my azure MSSQL server, but how can I access these log files? Could it be done through SSMS? I need to know details about user activity in my databaase.
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Find when tables were deleted historically

We've had an issue where data tables have been deleted from a client applications SQL Server Database (Dynamics Navision). Unfortunately we had an outage and the SQL Servers were affected by this, ...
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how to get complementary information from sp_readerrorlog

when auditing what are the failing logins in one of my server, using the sp_readerrorlog procedure I get the following result, when running the following query: EXEC sp_readerrorlog 0, 1, 'Login ...
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Uninstall pgaudit?

I have installed pgaudit for my RDS instance in AWS following the instructions here. Now Im not satisfied and move the audit to the application layer and want to uninstall pgaudit. How can I do this? ...
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MS SQL 2008 R2, security and auditing

I have an 2008R2 SQL Server. There are a few AD groups added to the logins. Each group must have some permissions (and only these permissions if possible). Can someone help me with a few questions: ...
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audit policy on a table does not log expected results

Running on Oracle Database 12c Enterprise Edition Release 12.1.0.2.0 - 64bit Production. Attempting to test auditing with the following steps: Created a new user, MYUSER. CREATE TABLE mytest ( id ...
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What's the difference between aud$ and dba_audit_trail tables in Oracle database?

I'm studying about audit in Oracle database and when I configure the audit using audit_trail = db the Oracle stores in the two tables
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Is it possible to audit query results in SQL Server?

I want to find out if it is possible to audit the results of any query that gets executed on an instance of SQL Server. We currently have C2 auditing enabled, but this only showed what query was ...
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Hiding or masking sensitive information in the SQL Server audit log

I'm looking into auditing of who are accessing the data in all tables in a database. We do have the additional requirement that we in the log can't have any information that can be used to identify a ...
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Trigger to log Users Assigned to website

Is it possible to create a trigger so that works with the following scenarios: User types valid login info to the web application A trigger is activated and login name is inserted to the audit ...
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Audit Trail in NoSQL vs. Relational DB, audit trail feature in MongoDB [closed]

Two questions regarding selection a DB type and engine for the scenario when the Audit Trail functionality is a must: Is there any preference in DB type (NoSQL/Relational) choice when the Audit Trail ...
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Question on Auditing 12C

I have the following configuration information: audit_sys_operations TRUE audit_file_dest ...
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Any way to reduce the logging level of SQL Audit?

I set up SQL Audit according to STIG compliance using exactly the recommendations given by the compliance documents. The problem is that after doing so my server is generating roughly 5GB of Audit ...
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Audit Plug-in for MYSQL 5.7.24 error

I have tried installing MariaDB audit plugin for MySQL 5.7.24. I have downloaded the 'server_audit.so' from MariaDB-10.3.11 and I think it is compatible with MySQL 5.7.24. But I have encountered this ...
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Oracle Audit on Types

I found that auditing can be done on oracle schema objects like procedures and views. Is there any possibility to do the auditing on Types?
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Some queries not logging using RDS's SQL Server with C2 Auditing enabled

Similar to a past issue I had with audited queries not showing when using Extended Events, I'm having an issue with queries not logging when using C2 Auditing on an RDS SQL Server instance. (I would ...
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Percona Audit Log plugin not auditing account

I have setup the Percona-server-5.6.41-89 Audit plugin with the following settings: audit_log_policy=QUERIES audit_log_handler=FILE audit_log_file=/var/log/mysql/perc_audit.txt audit_log_format=CSV ...
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Sybase ASE Auditing on sp_addlogin sp_droplogin sp_modifylogin

We have requirement to enable auditing on Sybase ASE(Adaptive Server Enterprise/15.7/EBF 27351 SMP SP139 /P/ia64/HP-UX B.11.31/ase157sp138x/4041/64-bit/FBO/Tue Aug 8 07:33:11 2017) and I enabled the ...
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Login report of Sysadmin

We have got a requirement to provide login report from SQL Server for Sysadmin only - This would have log-in date and time when anyone logged into SQL server having sysadmin privilege. Is there ...
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SQL Audit Log In Repeats Results

I'm using SSMS's Audit feature to see who's successfully logging in and logging out of the server and I'm currently testing it in a server in which only I have access to it. I used for ...
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SQL server Audit- Does it cause overhead

If I enable Audit on production databases that have over 100 m rows and have constant DML statements going (24 hours), is that going to cause any overhead on SQL server performance or tempdb? Does ...
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Audit MariaDB Which User Account Privileges Are Being Used

I'm looking to improve the security of my MariaDB installation by better auditing the user accounts and the privileges of each user account. This database is being provided as a service out to many ...
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All data got deleted or truncated- What happened?

What are some of the ways of knowing how the 100 M rows of record table got wiped out. Database is in Full recovery mode. I am not sure how doing daily backups are happening but before the truncate or ...
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How to log ALL queries made by users in SQL Server 2017 Standard? [duplicate]

Is there a possibility to do this? All queries and actions performed in any database need to be logged, because of in house compliance. I need information (and/or source) if we need MS SQL 2017 ...
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SQL Server 2008 R2 Auditing

I am new to database administration, and I need to implement auditing of all users of multiple databases. Can we audit multiple users of a multiple database by creating just one audit specification? ...
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MySQL 8.0 Triggers Current_User not working

I have this trigger that inserts a row to a table CREATE DEFINER=`root`@`localhost` TRIGGER `user_log_AFTER_INSERT` AFTER INSERT ON `user_log` FOR EACH ROW BEGIN INSERT INTO ...
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Auditing data changes in SQL Server

I am tasked with implementing auditing of data changes on our database. I am aware that there are commercial products for this, but I wanted to know which design would be better. For any given row ...
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How do I access a user's application username when that application connects to the DB?

I'd like to audit changes to a table in SQLServer using a trigger and an audit table to do so. End-users connect to the database through an application. If I use SYSTEM_USER to obtain the end user's ...
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Creating an auditing strategy when a user has been defined in a table instead of in SQL

To preface this post, I'm pretty new to database design, so please excuse me if there's already a simple or immediate answer to this post. In my DB I have a table called t_employees which acts as a "...
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How to trace a query on Firebird?

With SQL Server we can trace for a period of time, to get what queries are running. How can I do this with Firebird? I'm reading something on their website but there's only user trace like if the ...
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SQL Server Agent Alert does not pick up some of Events from Application Log written by SQL Server Audit

My end goal is to be emailed when new object (schema, table, procedure etc.) is created / altered / dropped at one of my databases on SQL Server I created a server-level audit, that writes to Windows ...