Working with system and user settings audit

System/User Settings Audit is a logging capability of Smart Notification which audits changes, deletions, additions on system and user settings, transfer of ownership, or sharing. All logs are saved in a file named LSN_log4j_fisma.log. Archives of previous logs are compressed as .zip files.

The pattern for the log is <date> <time> | WebContainer : <no.> | <userid> | <ADD/UPDATE/DELETE> | <details>

Use the steps in the procedure to enable or disable system and user settings audit or update other audit settings.

  1. Click Admin > Settings > System Configuration Assistant.
  2. Specify this information:
    Enable System/User Settings Audit
    Select Yes to enable the system and user settings audit. This enables the user to update other audit settings. Otherwise, select No to disable this feature. The default value is No.
    Archive Path
    Specify the destination folder of the system and user settings audit logs. The value should be in this format C:\Logs\.
    Note: The default location of the log file is in the web server profile where Smart Notification is deployed.
    Archive Roll Frequency
    Set the frequency of rolling the log file. The values are:
    • Monthly: Sets rollover of logs at the beginning of every month.
    • Weekly: Sets rollover of logs at the first day of each week. The first day of the week depends on the locale.
    • Daily: Sets rollover of logs at midnight each day (default value).
      Note: Rollover runs when a log is made on the next day, week, or month.
    No. of Days Logs Stay in Archive
    Determine how many days archived log files are kept before the oldest is deleted. Integer value may range from 1–365 and the default value is 7. Archived log file can be kept in the repository for up to 365 days.
  3. Click Save Changes.
  4. Restart WebSphere for the changes to take effect.