Product How-To: Enabling Report Auditing

The audit tool tracks report and data access, as well as asset dependencies. When the audit function is enabled, all report and database access is logged in the audit database. Please note that for auditing to be turned on, a database has to be configured in the Enterprise Manager, and a security provider must be specified.

Auditing can be turned on and off using the 'Enable Audit' checkbox on the 'Repository' > 'Audit' page under the Server tab. To turn on auditing:

  1. Go to the 'Repository' > 'Audit' page under the Server tab.
  2. Select 'Enable Audit'.
  3. Entering a value in the 'Store audit records for' field to specify the number of days that audit records should be stored in the database. By default, the duration is 365 days.
  4. Enter a value in the 'Check audit records at' field to specify the time of day at which obsolete audit records should be deleted.
  5. Click on the 'Create Schema' button.
  6. Click on the 'Apply' button.
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All audit logs can be cleared from the database at any time by clicking on the 'Delete Schema' button.
The audit logs can be viewed from the Audit tab. The type of logged information under each Audit node is shown in the table below.

Node Name

Type of Information

Dependent Assets

The assets which depend on the specified asset.

Inactive Resource

Reports and assets that have not been accessed in an extended period of time.

Inactive Users

Users who have not logged in for an extended period of time.

Logon Errors

Login errors by date.

Logon History

User logins by date, user, group, or role.

Modification History

Modification of reports and assets by user, type, date.

Query Execution

Query, data model, and worksheet execution history by type, date.

Report Execution

Report execution history by user, folder, date.

Required Assets

The assets which are required by the specified asset.

Response Time

Report generation response time by report, average.

User Session

User session duration and average.

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