Cinegy Enterprise Manager allows you to audit different types of events via the "Audit and applications log" feature. These events are controlled within the "Audit" tab and the "Applications log" tab.

Audit

The "Audit" tab consists of two further tabs, "Audit log" and "Control panel".

Audit Log

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In the "Audit log" window, a full list of the audit events is displayed in the form of a table with four columns:

  • eventnumber – the number of the audit event;

  • eventtype – the type of the audit event;

  • eventtime – the time of the event auditing;

  • eventdata – the description of the audit event in XML format.

To narrow the list of audit events to the specified time, select the "between" checkbox and define the initial and final time values in the corresponding fields.

You can change the ordering of events in the list by choosing the "FIRST" or "LAST" option from the "Show" drop-down list. To define the number of events to be displayed, enter an appropriate value via the keyboard, or use the audit_up_down_buttonsbuttons.

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To generate the event report and export it to the text file, use the "Export to file" button. Press the audit_log_path_button button to locate the folder where the report file in the text format will be stored, or simply enter the file path via the keyboard. The sample of the event report is shown below:

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To refresh the list of events, press the "Search" button.

To view the event description in XML format, click on the event you want to look at and see its description below the table:

audit_audit_log_xml

Control Panel

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The "Control panel" tab shows the "Events to audit" table where the list of events to audit is grouped into three categories:

  • Server

  • Database

  • MAM

Events of each type available to audit are described in the tables below.

Server

Event Type Description

CREATE_LOGIN

Audits the creation of a domain group login

ALTER_LOGIN

Audits the changes made to the domain group login

DROP_LOGIN

Audits the deletion of a domain login

AUDIT_ADD_MEMBER_TO_DB_ROLE_EVENT

Audits role assignment to the domain group login

Database

Event Type Description

CREATE_USER

Audits the adding of a database user

ALTER_USER

Audits changes made to a database user

DROP_USER

Audits the deletion of a database user

CREATE_ROLE

Audits the creation of a role

ALTER_ROLE

Audits changes made to the role

DROP_ROLE

Audits the deletion of a role

CREATE_APPLICATION_ROLE

Audits the creation of an application role

ALTER_APPLICATION_ROLE

Audits changes made to an application role

DROP_APPLICATION_ROLE

Audits the deletion of an application role

MAM

Event Type Description

ROLE_ACTION

Audits action assignment to a role

ROLE_METADATA

Audits metadata restrictions changes

ROLE_SLAVEDB

Audits roles assignment to a slave database

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Press the "Start" button to start the auditing.

The log window below the "Events to audit" table displays the audit information messages:

audit_log

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Press the "Stop" button to stop the auditing.

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Press the "Restart" button to restart the auditing.

Applications Log

The "Applications log" tab consists of three further tabs: "Log", "Control panel", and "Subscriptions".

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Important
Refer to the Audit Log paragraph for description of the "Log" tab.

Control Panel

The "Control panel" tab shows all the application event types available for logging:

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To add the event for auditing, tick off the corresponding checkbox:

Event Type Description

NON_CATEGORIZED

This event is reserved for the future tasks

CMD_STARTED

Audits Cinegy Desktop startup

CMD_FINISHED

Audits Cinegy Desktop shutdown

INGEST_STARTED

Audits the ingest or import session startup

INGEST_COMPLETED_SUCCESSFULLY

Audits the ingest or import successful completion

INGEST_COMPLETED_WITH_ERROR

Audits the ingest or import failure

MEDIACLEANER_STARTED

Audits the Cinegy Media Cleaner startup

MEDIACLEANER_PROCESS

Audits the Roll processing via Cinegy Media Cleaner

MEDIACLEANER_COMPLETED_SUCCESSFULLY

Audits the media cleaning successful completion

MEDIACLEANER_COMPLETED_WITH_ERROR

Audits the media cleaning failure

ROLL_CREATION ROLL_DELETION ROLL_MOVED CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the Roll

MASTERCLIP_CREATION MASTERCLIP_DELETION MASTERCLIP_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the master clip

CLIPBIN_CREATION CLIPBIN_DELETION CLIPBIN_MOVED CLIPBIN_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the ClipBin

CLIP_CREATION CLIP_DELETION CLIP_MOVED CLIP_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the clip

DOCBIN_CREATION DOCBIN_DELETION DOCBIN_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the DocumentBin

DOCUMENT_CREATION DOCUMENT_DELETION DOCUMENT_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the document

SEQUENCE_CREATION SEQUENCE_DELETION SEQUENCE_CHANGE_METADATA

Audits the corresponding operations with the Sequence

Note
If the option is not selected, the corresponding application event will not be traced.

Subscriptions

On the "Subscriptions" tab, you can set up the notification parameters for the selected event.

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In the "Hosts to be monitored" field, you can define the host where the given event will be audited. You can select the audited host by pressing the audit_browse_buttonbutton or by filling in this field via the keyboard.

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Press the "Browse" button; the "Select a network computer" dialog box appears:

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You can choose the domain name from the drop-down list in the corresponding field and select server types – "Workstations", "Domain Controllers", "Terminal Servers". To set the server type, tick off the corresponding checkbox. According to the selected server type, the list of workstations available will be displayed. Choose the necessary host and press "OK" to save the changes.

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Press the "Add" button to add the host name to the audited list.

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Press the "Remove" button to remove the host name from the list.

You should also indicate the email address or addresses of each recipient. You can select the recipient’s email by pressing the audit_browse_buttonbutton or by entering it directly into this field via the keyboard.

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Press the "Browse" button; the "Users" dialog box appears:

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Choose the domain name from the drop-down list in the corresponding field and a group name from the list below. According to the selected group, a list of users will be displayed on the right. For each chosen user, fill in the "First Name", "Last Name" and "email" fields accordingly:

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Press the "Add" button to add an email address to the email recipient list.

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Press the "Remove" button to remove an email address from the list.

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To assign a name to the subscription entry, fill in the "Name" field and press the "Save" button. The new subscription will be created and will appear in the table below.

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To delete a subscription from the list, press the "Remove" button.

As soon as the audited event occurs, the corresponding notification message will be sent to the receiver’s email address(es). The email message will contain the XML data of the audited event.

Note
To enable email sending, select the corresponding checkbox in the same window. If the checkbox is not selected, the recipient will not get a notification email when the audited event occurs.

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Press the "New" button to clear all the fields on the "Subscriptions" panel and create a new subscription.

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Press the "Active/Inactive" button to enable/disable the notification service for the selected subscription. When the notification is active, the checkbox in the "is_active" column is selected.

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Press the "Refresh" button to refresh the list of the subscription items.