IDM 7.2.0

Specify the audit query handler

By default, queries on audit logs are managed by the JSON audit event handler. You can configure one of the other available event handlers to handle queries. The audit event handler that you configure to manage queries must be enabled, either by including its definition in audit.json, or setting it to Enabled in the admin UI.

To specify which audit event handler should be used for queries, set the handlerForQueries property in the audit.json file, as follows:

{
    "auditServiceConfig" : {
        "handlerForQueries" : "json",
        "availableAuditEventHandlers" : [
            "org.forgerock.audit.handlers.csv.CsvAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.audit.handlers.jms.JmsAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.audit.handlers.json.JsonAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.audit.handlers.json.stdout.JsonStdoutAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.openidm.audit.impl.RepositoryAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.openidm.audit.impl.RouterAuditEventHandler",
            "org.forgerock.audit.handlers.syslog.SyslogAuditEventHandler"
        ],
    ...
}

In this case, the handlerForQueries is set to json, which is the name of the JsonAuditEventHandler.

  • Do not use a file-based audit event handler, such as CSV or JSON, to handle queries in a clustered environment. ForgeRock recommends using an audit handler that aggregates audit records from all nodes in the cluster, such as JDBC.

    You can use a file-based audit handler for queries in a non-clustered demonstration or evaluation environment. However, be aware that these handlers do not implement paging, and are therefore subject to general query performance limitations.

  • The JMS and Syslog handlers can not be used as the handler for queries.

  • Logging via CSV or JSON may lead to errors in one or more mappings in the admin UI.

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